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    Waste reduction in Nicaragua

    Waste reduction in Nicaragua

    Read the blog > Spencer will be working in Bluefields, Nicaragua over the summer to scale up a waste reduction system that was piloted in January. The pilot has been functioning to quickly convert organic waste into animal feed and compost. Due to the success, interest has grown in turning the system into a commercial [...]

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    Improving the livelihood of tea farmers in China

    Improving the livelihood of tea farmers in China

    Read the blog > Rishi will be spending the summer in Yunnan, China working with Kangti Company to define an export strategy for teas picked by ethnic minority groups in southern Yunnan. Tea farmers in parts of China currently lack the financial and regulatory capacity to export some of the best teas in the world. [...]

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    Cycling mobility after earthquakes in New Zealand

    Cycling mobility after earthquakes in New Zealand

    Read the blog > Lily Bui will be working in Christchurch, New Zealand, in order to design, develop and deploy a mobile app for that tracks cyclist commutes, which will assess mobility patterns of cyclists after the 2011 earthquake. She will be working with the smart city trust SensingCity and the University of Canterbury. Read [...]

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    CURE International Hospital in Uganda

    CURE International Hospital in Uganda

    Read the blog > This summer, Katelyn will be traveling to Mbale, Uganda to work with CURE International Hospital. CURE is a children’s neurological surgical center that provides lifesaving surgeries to patients suffering from spina bifida, hydrocephalus, brain tumors, and other cranial and neural abnormalities. Katelyn will be providing biomedical technical support by updating many [...]

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    Data and capacity building for better health in Togo

    Data and capacity building for better health in Togo

    Read the blog > This summer, Julia and Cathy will travel to Togo to work on expanding Hope Through Health’s current data management skills by training staff skills in Microsoft Office. In order to improve the clinic’s monitoring and evaluation techniques, they plan on capacity building through expansion of data analysis skills. To ensure the clinic’s [...]

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    Collaborative problem solving in environmental conflicts in Salt Lake City

    Collaborative problem solving in environmental conflicts in Salt Lake City

    Read the blog > Hannah will spend the summer in Salt Lake City, Utah, working for the Environmental Dispute Resolution Program (EDRP), based at the Wallace Stegner Center in the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah. Over the summer, she will be helping to build capacity for collaborative problem solving of environmental conflicts in Utah [...]

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