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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)

First Training with Peace Corps Volunteers in Samoa: Savai’i Island

The SolarSPELL team held the first of two trainings with Peace Corps volunteers in Samoa in early June, 2016, on Savai’i island. This training was particularly exciting for a few reasons: first, because all of the PC Volunteers in Samoa … Continue reading

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75 New SolarSPELLs Built!

On Friday May 6, 2016, students at Cal Poly built 75 new SolarSPELL libraries! What’s more, this feat—which included drilling, wire-stripping, soldering, gluing, taping, Velcro-ing, and much more, was accomplished in just a few hours. The group did, in fact, … Continue reading

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Voice of America features SolarSPELL on Learning English News Program

The Voice of America featured the SolarSPELL digital library in a recent news article on its website. Vanuatu Peace Corps volunteer Alexis Cullen, Peace Corps ICT4D Program Officer Gabriel Krieshok, and Prof. Laura Hosman were interviewed for the article. The … Continue reading

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