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SolarSPELL Second BMET Library Traini...

On June 15th, we had an amazing training with Engineering World Health Tanzania Summer Institute participants. In total, 23 people were trained on SolarSPELL for BMETs. These participants were from 8 different countries, including the US, Canada, Spain, Denmark, Belgium, South Korea, Yemen, and Uganda. These participants will be entering into 11 different hospitals in […]

Guest Post: Peace Corps volunteer Col...

Colin, a Peace Corps Education Volunteer in Rwanda, shares his experience using the SolarSPELL digital library at his school, one of the five pilot schools: The SolarSPELL digital library has been a quick success at my school in the rural Northern District of Rwanda. After the initial training provided by the SolarSPELL team, my counterpart […]

SolarSPELL First BMET Training in Rwa...

The SolarSPELL for BMETs library kicked off its first training in Rwanda on June 8th with Engineering World Health Summer Institute participants. These students receive one month of intensive language, technical training and practical work, and then are placed in hospitals throughout Rwanda to help local biomedical engineering technicians fix medical equipment. The SolarSPELL offers […]

Welcome to SolarSPELL’s ASU Summer In...

SolarSPELL is delighted to introduce ten new interns for the summer! ASU students in this internship cohort are from a variety of academic backgrounds, including Journalism, Innovation in Society, Computer Science, Physics, Political Science, Transborder Studies, Material Science and Engineering, and Software Engineering. We are thrilled to see what comes from this group of such […]

SolarSPELL Training in Samoa–Th...

The ASU SolarSPELL Samoa team recently carried out its third training in Samoa, with both Peace Corps volunteers and their local counterparts. This training was spread over two half-days, May 17-18, 2018, and each of the SolarSPELL team members played an active and valuable role in the training. The first day kicked off with a […]

Rwanda Field Report from Brenda

Brenda is a Bridge2Rwanda Scholar currently interning for SolarSPELL. During her internship, she has been a part of the school support team conducting follow-up visits to our five pilot schools. The following is an excerpt from her experience: Working for SolarSPELL has been a life changing experience that came with a full package of what […]

Samoa Travel Post: Field Report from ...

Samoa Travel Post: Field Report from Maddie

My name is Madison Arnold and I’m an undergraduate ASU student majoring in journalism and innovation in society. This month, I traveled with the SolarSPELL team to the field for the first time. We went to Samoa to visit schools, conduct follow up interviews with Peace Corps volunteers to discuss their use and experience with […]

Vanuatu Travel Post: Field Report fro...

Kristen, a graduate student of ASU’s School for the Future of Innovation in Society, joined the SolarSPELL team this year and recently returned from a trip to Vanuatu. The following anecdote shares one meaningful experience on the trip: Throughout the time spent in Vanuatu, there were countless moments that left me feeling deeply grateful for […]

SolarSPELL featured in ASU Holiday Vi...

SolarSPELL featured in ASU Holiday Video 2017

SolarSPELL and Dr. Laura Hosman were featured in Arizona State University’s 2017 Holiday video, linked below. Enjoy, and Happy Holidays to all from SolarSPELL! SolarSPELL and Dr. Hosman were also featured on ASU’s homepage, along with four other amazing and innovative individuals at the university.

Record 150 SolarSPELLs Built in One D...

On Saturday Oct 21st 2017, over 40 volunteers arrived at ASU’s Polytechnic campus to help build 150 SolarSPELL digital libraries. This is the largest build in the history of the project, breaking the previous one-day record of 100! These libraries will go out to Peace Corps volunteers and local teachers in Tonga, Rwanda, South Sudan, and […]