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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.

Second Training with Peace Corps Volunteers in Samoa: Upolu Island

The SolarSPELL team held the second of two trainings with Peace Corps volunteers in Samoa in mid-June, 2016, on Upolu Island.   The SPELL team was appreciative of the opportunity to get to know the volunteers here before the training … Continue reading

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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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