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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.

Tonga Peace Corps embraces the SolarSPELL digital library

A team of students and faculty from Arizona State University (ASU) traveled to Tonga the second week of December 2016 to deliver their portable ruggedized solar-powered digital library for use in schools and communities across Tonga. The SPELL, or Solar … Continue reading

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SolarSPELL Hackathon hosted by ASU’s Hayden Library

  On October 25, 2016, Hayden Library at Arizona State University hosted a Hackathon for SolarSPELL. It was not a traditional hackathon in terms of collaborative computer programming and coding, although some of that did take place. Instead, the goal … Continue reading

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SolarSPELL featured by ASU’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

No internet, no power, no problem. Solar library empowers schools abroad Arizona State University’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering ran a feature story on SolarSPELL! What a great welcome-launch for SPELL at ASU. Looking forward to great things happening … Continue reading

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