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For Press Inquires related to the SolarSPELL Initiative, contact:

Stephanie Petersen
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Recent TV Segment about the SolarSPELL Initiative

Catalyst: SolarSPELL

PBS’ Arizona Horizon | January 2021

This segment featured SolarSPELL’s work and accomplishments and also includes a behind-the-scenes look at our most recent Build Day

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Recent Articles about the SolarSPELL Initiative

What A Solar-Powered, Portable Library Looks Like

Forbes | December 2020

The article clearly explained how SolarSPELL works, why there is a need for it, and highlighted our efforts in South Sudan

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Developing an offline digital library for South Sudan - the SolarSPELL Health: nursing and midwifery library

South Sudan Medical Journal | November 2020

Learn more about the SolarSPELL Health: Nursing and Midwifery Library and the work our students and staff have been doing over the last year

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Innovation at ASU: Ranked #1 for the sixth year in a row: Arizona State University

ASUNow | September 13, 2020

ASU featured SolarSPELL and our Peace Corps partnership to exemplify being the most innovative school in the country for the 6th year.

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Acceso a herramientas de aprendizaje digital más importante que nunca

Sentido Común | August 15, 2020

De acuerdo con la Asociación de Internet MX, en 2018, la penetración de internet en México en la población era de 67%. Si bien el acceso ha crecido rápidamente durante los últimos años, principalmente a través de los teléfonos inteligentes, su alcance continúa siendo desigual.

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Peace Corps, Arizona State University Partner to Provide Digital Libraries Across the Globe

Signals AZ | August 2, 2020

The Peace Corps and Arizona State University today announced a new strategic partnership agreement that will advance their shared interest in meeting the needs of learners in remote, offline communities globally by leveraging ASU’s innovative technology, SolarSPELL, a tool to build information literacy and to advance high-quality education.

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Peace Corps, Arizona State University partner to provide digital libraries across the globe

Global Sustainability |  Sustainability Scientists and Scholars| July 13, 2020

A new strategic partnership agreement will advance a shared interest in meeting the needs of learners in remote, offline communities globally by leveraging ASU’s innovative technology, SolarSPELL, a tool to build information literacy and to advance high-quality education. SolarSPELL is directed by ASU Sustainability Scientist Laura Hosman, Associate Professor in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society.

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ASU, Peace Corps agreement to expand SolarSPELL learning platform's reach

ASUNow | July 10, 2020

The Peace Corps and Arizona State University have signed a strategic agreement that will help Peace Corps volunteers in the field advance their humanitarian work by using an educational device invented by an ASU professor.

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Meet the Finalists of the TPrize 2020 Challenge

Observatory of Educational Innovation | June 1, 2020

On December 20, 2019, Tec de Monterrey and Universidad de Los Andes, with the support of MIT Solve, launched the TPrize 2020 Challenge. This award seeks to encourage entrepreneurs to generate solutions aimed at social and educational problems in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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SolarSPELL will bring educational content to a South Sudanese nursing school

State Press | April 16, 2020

The Juba College of Nursing and Midwifery will be provided with educational audio and visual material by SolarSPELL, a technology created by ASU students and professors.

When members of the SolarSPELL team visited Juba last year to assess the school’s needs, there was an immediate interest in supplying offline academic content to the students.

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ASU to help refugees using SolarSPELL technology in Ethiopia

State Press | Feb. 6, 2020

ASU will provide community education for refugees and help with refugee operations in two cities in Ethiopia, ASU’s Education for Humanity initiative announced Jan. 26.

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Annual Report - 2019 (2020 to come soon)

Read our Annual Impact Report to discover SolarSPELL’s impact
on communities around the world.

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