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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)

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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Two Videos on SolarSPELL from Cal Poly’s Mustang News

Mustang News, the award-winning on-campus source for media about California Polytechnic State University, has released two videos about the SolarSPELL project. The first video (above) gives an overview of the library and the project (up to now). The second video … Continue reading

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