Friday, February 7, 2020

Chemistry in the Field: Water Analysis and Environmental Impact

Access to reliable clean water is one of the greatest challenges facing humanity today. The College of Science and Engineering is offering a global seminar experience that will give participants an opportunity to expand their knowledge of chemical analysis and environmental impact.

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Days 9-12: Safari in Ruaha National Park; and the long journey back to Minnesota.

On Wednesday, Jan. 15, we began our adventure to Ruaha National Park. Our bumpy bus ride took about four hours, and we finally arrived at the entrance of the park around lunchtime.

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Day 8: Water design presentations and new outfits!

Hamjambo, everyone! Today was Tuesday, Jan. 13. We woke up bright and early to the beautiful sound of roosters in the morning. The students then ate a delightful breakfast prepared by our favorite chef, Harrison. After breakfast, the eager-to-learn students continued to work on the water designs for our respective villages.

Monday, January 13, 2020

Day 7: Back in Iringa working on our designs

Hamjambo, everyone! On Monday, we spent our first full day back in Iringa from our village journeys hard at work on preliminary system designs and presentations.

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Day 6: Team Mibikimitali

Our team arrived on a bumpy road to the Mibikimitali village center. Upon arrival we were enthusiastically greeted by village officials and members of the water committee, many shikamoo’s were thrown around. Shikamoo is a sign of respect that children or younger people give to elders by placing their hands on their head.

Day 6: Hamjambo from Team Mlanda!

Hamjambo (how are you?) from Team Mlanda! Our team consisted of Rachel, Jake, Peyton, Vail, Rayna, Janelle, and our fearless leader Paul.

Day 6: Hamjambo (how are you?) from team Magome!

The Magomies set off for our village adventure and arrived in the town of Magome in the early afternoon. We were greeted by 20-30 citizens dancing and singing to celebrate our arrival.