THE BAREFOOT ENGINEER

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					THE BAREFOOT ENGINEER
Don Boroughs
ASEE Prism; Nov 2009; 19, 3; Docstoc
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Description: Fifty undergrade who win the lottery - literally - to enroll in the Development course will partner in groups with community organizations in such places as Honduras or India to develop ideas for low-cost, locally produced technologies that address fundamental problems. Working 20-hour days - "my summer vacation" - Smith made regular visits to 10 villages, happily walking barefoot, and facilitated such projects as a bicycle-powered chlorine generator to purify water and batteries made from aluminum cans, charcoal, and salt water.
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