Fellowship Opportunity for Graduate Students

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If you’re a graduate student with an interest in promoting health in under-served communities in the Columbus area, please consider applying for the Columbus-Athens Albert Schweitzer Fellowship Program. This program is open to anyone who will be enrolled in graduate or professional school during the 2018-19 school year, in any discipline, with an interest in developing a service project to increase …

Deadline Approaching for Student Program in Tanzania

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Our friends at the Sustainable and Resilient Tanzanian Community program are once again taking a group of Ohio State students on a service-learning trip to Tanzania this spring, and the deadline to enroll is quickly approaching. Applications must be received by this coming Thursday, November 9th. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone who wants to get involved with the Global …

Engineering Students Seek Solution For Too Much Fluoride

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Fluoride—an indispensable element for dental health, right? That’s why many cities in the United States add it to their drinking water. But what if you have too much? Too much of a good thing Depending on where you are on Earth, you might have just that problem: too much fluoride. Due to the local rock chemistry, some regions’ groundwater naturally contains …

GWI at the OHI/O Hackathon

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The Global Water Institute has partnered with OHI/O to offer a challenge at the upcoming OHI/O Hackathon on the weekend of October 21 and 22. Students will have 24 hours to design and program an interactive utility for accessing village water data, optimized for users in the United States and in Tanzania. Interested in tackling this project? Sign up now …

Spring Service-Learning Opportunity In Tanzania

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The Sustainable and Resilient Tanzanian Community program has announced a series of informational sessions for their upcoming service-learning trip in May of 2018. Students will work in interdisciplinary teams to help a Tanzanian village address problems involving water access, public health, and gender equity. Interested students can find more information on the dates and times of these info sessions on the program …

US EPA Announces 2017 Campus RainWorks Challenge

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The US Environmental Protection Agency recently opened registration for the 2017 iteration of its Campus RainWorks Challenge. The challenge is a design competition in which student teams, along with faculty advisors, are tasked with improving stormwater management on their campuses in a way that reduces environmental impacts while improving campus aesthetics and usability. Past projects have recommended installing permeable pavement, …

New Student Opportunities This Autumn Semester

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GWI is proud to announce an expanded portfolio of student activities this fall. These opportunities–both within academic courses and outside of class–will give students the chance to dig in to the real global issues that GWI and its partners face and the systems thinking necessary to tackle them effectively. Challenge: When To Water? Engineering Capstone: FABE 4900 Often, even when …

Ohio State Student Farm Test Drives Irrigation Scheme For African Smallholder Farmers

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When Peter Ngimbwa, a Tanzanian student in The Ohio State University Department of Food, Agricultural, and Biological Engineering, defended his Master’s thesis and returned to Tanzania, it seemed possible that a drip irrigation planning tool he had developed along with faculty member Andy Ward might be destined for oblivion, as too often happens with student projects. But a team of …

Engineering Capstone Team Designs Rainwater Catchment System

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A team of engineering students from Ohio State’s Department of Food, Agricultural, and Biological Engineering (FABE)—Nick Ciccotelli, Maddie Conover, Evan Curts, Musab Imam, and Justin Rhoades—recently collaborated with GWI to design a system for capturing and storing rainwater from the roofs of buildings in rural Tanzania.

Sustainable and Resilient Tanzania Community Completes Successful Summer Programs

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The Global Water Institute would like to extend our congratulations to our partners at the Sustainable and Resilient Tanzania Community (SRTC) program on the successful completion of their May service-learning trip and the inaugural SRTC internship program. Collaborating with students and faculty at the University of Dodoma, a group of 34 Ohio State students traveled to Tanzania for May term, …