UC Berkeley CITRIS talk on PISCES Project

On Wednesday 3/6/13, I was invited to speak about the PISCES Project at UC Berkeley’s CITRIS Research Exchange. The video of the talk is below.

It was an exciting time to talk about the PISCES project, as stage II begins next week with our second deployment and capacity-building trip. We also brought a demo of the new Solar-Tablet-Lab-in-a-Box that we’ll be deploying in Chuuk, FSM in a few weeks’ time.

The PISCES talk begins 3 minutes in to the video, which starts off with CITRIS-related announcements.

Here’s a description of the talk: Remote island regions face many challenges when establishing reliable Internet connections and introducing technology into schools and communities. This talk draws from Professor Hosman’s in-the-field experiences with technology-for-development projects, focusing on the PISCES Project, a multi-partnered, education-focused technology project in Micronesia. Using solar powered long-distance wireless connections and an all-in-one Solar-Computer-Lab-in-a-Box, the PISCES Project aims to demonstrate a more affordable, sustainable means of providing ICT and connectivity to off-grid locations. The talk will highlight the importance of meaningful local skills-building and well-designed partnerships as promising methods for moving forward with technology-for-development projects.

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About ljhosman

Laura Hosman is Assistant Professor at Arizona State University. She holds a dual position in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society and in The Polytechnic School.
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