NU engineers solve global issues
The Daily Northwestern, 2/23/09.

"Representatives from the Northwestern chapter of Engineers for a
Sustainable World will travel to three international sites this Spring
Break, a record number for the club.

The ESW team will send five students to Teustepe, Nicaragua for a week
to build and install biogas digesters that will turn animal manure into
methane gas for cooking and lighting in rural areas.

ESW teams have been working in Chagres and Portobelo, Panama
intermittently since 2005, and they will be returning to the sites this
spring. The team of students in Chagres will work on solar panel
installation and education, while the Portobelo team will attempt to
solve a septic tank problem that is causing health concerns in the town.

The trip is completely funded by grant money."

Dr. Ann C. Wilkie                          Tel: (352)392-8699
Soil and Water Science Department          Fax: (352)392-7008
University of Florida-IFAS
P.O. Box 110960                         E-mail: [log in to unmask]
Gainesville, FL 32611-0960
Campus location: Environmental Microbiology Laboratory (Bldg. 246).
BioEnergy and Sustainable Technology Society