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Engineers Without Borders <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 12 Jan 2016 19:58:54 -0500
Sean Peter Brennan <[log in to unmask]>
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Hey Gang!

Despite the fact that our hero & inspiration, David Bowie, passed away  
yesterday (RIP), I hope everyone enjoyed/is enjoying their winter  
break!! I hope you haven't forgotten about the rest of us & our  
collective consciousness that is EWB. Times been flyin and we'll be  
back in VT in no time.

As we discussed, it would be really great if we could hit the ground  
running this semester and make a lot of technical progress on our  
Nicaragua grey water system. I know you've all been doing extensive  
research over break, but just incase it slipped your mind, I highly  
suggest you read this document:


Its super informative & even if you don't read it all, you should go  
through some sections to get a better understanding of our treatment  
options, how they work, and their pros and cons. It might seem long  
but its a pretty easy read. Plus, if you are an underclassman it will  
introduce you to a lot of cool subjects that you will cover in your  
coursework later on. Quick tip: printing it out will make it feel  
easier to read large sections of text (my two cents).

As for the grease trap team, I talked to Brennan (the team leader) and  
it seems like hes got a pretty awesome, innovative design in the  
works. Cant wait to hear all about it at our next meeting! I know he  
won't disappoint!

One final note, I started looking into the laptop sharing program we  
learned about at the EWB conference, www.labdoo.org . The way it works  
is we get old, used laptops that are no longer being used, clean them  
out, and install an extensive educational program on them (provided by  
Labdoo). I'm in the process of trying to establish an agreement with a  
school I have connections with in Nepal so if you have an old  
laptop/tablet that is no longer being used, bring it up after break  
and we'll try to get it into the hands of someone less fortunate in  
the great little Himalayan nation.

Hope you made it through all that! Sorry to make you read so much on  
your time off! Happy New Year & I'll see ye all soon!!