From glassboro to the Gambia- A collaborative work with the university of the Gambia and awinter trip to the Gambia villages

Hong Zhang, Jess Everett, Jennifer Kadlowec, Andrea Rose Mcfarland

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Abstract

The Gambia is a small country located at the tip of West Africa. A team of Rowan University students has been working with the local people of the Gambia on various projects. In the fall of 2011, the Rowan team collaborated with a team from the University of the Gambia on three projects: 1) Develop an easy-to-follow technology to make fuel briquettes from peanut shells and to substitute firewood; 2) Survey local water supplies for a group of 8 villages in a remote area of the Gambia; 3) Inspect an important road connecting the villages to the outer world. In January 2012, the two teams met and went together to the 8 villages in rural Gambia. They interviewed the villagers, promoted the briquette making technologies, and provided recommendations to improve the maintenance of water wells and roads.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - Sep 24 2013
Event120th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition - Atlanta, GA, United States
Duration: Jun 23 2013Jun 26 2013

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Other120th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition
CountryUnited States
CityAtlanta, GA
Period6/23/136/26/13

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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    Zhang, H., Everett, J., Kadlowec, J., & Mcfarland, A. R. (2013). From glassboro to the Gambia- A collaborative work with the university of the Gambia and awinter trip to the Gambia villages. Paper presented at 120th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Atlanta, GA, United States.