Albuquerque, New Mexico
June 24, 2001
June 24, 2001
June 27, 2001
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This paper describes a cross-cultural engineering project involving students in high school and college. The primary objective was to inspire under-represented students to study engineering by hands-on experiences with electro-mechanical equipment. Another objective was to give students and faculty from the United States the opportunity to interact with colleagues in South Africa. This was accomplished by installing a solar-powered refrigerator in a remote South African village that did not have access to electric power. Students participated in all aspects of the project. After successful start-up of the refrigerator in a home, faculty at a South African university agreed to maintain the refrigerator and monitor its ongoing performance.
LaFleur, O., & Govindsanny, M., & Hill, J., & Jones, D. (2001, June), Installation Of A Solar Refrigerator In South Africa Paper presented at 2001 Annual Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico. https://peer.asee.org/9397
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