University of Dodoma Delegates Visit Ohio State

Maureen Langlois General

A team of senior leadership members from the University of Dodoma (UDOM) visited Ohio State from June 13 -16. The visit was aimed at strengthening the relationship between OSU and UDOM as well as advancing collaborative efforts between the two institutions. The trip was a follow-up to the visit by the GWI team in April. While at Ohio State the …

2016 GAP Student Blog: Tackling Team Work In Tanzania

Maureen Langlois Wells to Wellness

As we’ve all come to know, group work inherently comes with peaks and valleys, high fives, handshakes and deep-seeded displeasure. Fisher makes a huge push for group work in the first-year curriculum. Whether it is the first-year core teams or this GAP project, group projects are part of every single class Fisher class. Fisher has adopted the “early and often” approach. …

Water-Focused Teacher Training Emphasizes Systems Approach

Maureen Langlois General, Wells to Wellness

Why are GWI and others concerned with providing sustainable systems solutions for communities facing water resource challenges? “It is because all your health come from clean water” said Gardner Watkins, a high school teacher in Environmental and Applied Environmental Science at Dublin High School. Watkins was speaking during  the 2016 Global Teacher Water Security Seminar that was organized by Ohio …

Engineering Capstone Team Visits Partner Village In Tanzania

Maureen Langlois Wells to Wellness

A team from The Ohio State University’s Department of Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering traveled to Tanzania’s Kilimanjaro region in May to work with a Masai community to develop rural water system solutions. The group, comprised of recent graduates as well as one senior student, was led by Dr. Michael Hagenberger, associate professor of practice in the department. The trip, which …

Congratulations, Graduating GWI Masters Students!

Maureen Langlois General

The end of the spring semester saw three GWI student associates graduate from Ohio State: Paree Allu (M.S., Mechanical Engineering), currently working as a Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Engineer at Flow Science, Inc. in Santa Fe, NM Christian Medeiros (MBA, Marketing), to start work this summer in brand management for Abbott Nutrition in Columbus, OH Nivedita Raghavan (MBA, Strategy and …

2016 GAP Student Blog: The Land Of The Masai

Maureen Langlois Wells to Wellness

Mention East African culture or the dominant Swahili language to a Westerner and you might just stir up images of brightly clad Masai people with gauged (stretched lobe piercings) ears, elaborate jewelry and lethal spears. Ironically enough, the Masai have their own language, yet four warriors grace the cover of my own Swahili phrasebook. Go figure! Anyway, we’ve all seen …