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About ljhosman

Laura Hosman is Assistant Professor of Ethics, Public Policy, Science & Technology (EPPST), with appointments in the Department of Political Science & the Science, Technology and Society (STS) Program at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly)

50 Solar Digital Libraries Ready for Vanuatu and Micronesia!

Cal Poly LAES 411 students posing with the completed solar digital libraries This was the final week of classes at Cal Poly, and it was a busy one for the students in this Liberal Arts and Engineering Studies (LAES) project-based … Continue reading

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Building 50+ Solar Digital Libraries

We have reached the production stage for our Solar Digital Libraries! We’ve built 50 and counting…. The hands-on work involved drilling, wire-cutting and wire-stripping, soldering, heat-shrinking, gluing, and Velcro-ing. The students were energetic, and showed up for four separate build meetings, … Continue reading

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SPELL Solar Digital Library Prototype Debuts at SLO MakerFaire

The students in Cal Poly’s Liberal Arts and Engineering Studies (LAES) 411 proudly debuted the SPELL solar powered digital library prototype at the San Luis Obispo MakerSpace Expo on May 9, 2015. The Solar Powered Educational Learning Library (SPELL) is … Continue reading

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