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About ljhosman

Laura Hosman is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Illinois Institute of Technology

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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Romanum Update: Peace Corps Volunteer Incentivizes with Tablets, Students Achieve Highest English Competency Scores in State!

Fantastic news from Romanum, Chuuk, FSM! Last summer, we provided Melody, a Peace Corps Volunteer, with some tablets and a charger, for her to bring back to the school where she was serving, on Romanum Island in the Chuuk Lagoon. Romanum … Continue reading

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