Page 15 of Jan B Hansen Travel Blog Posts

North America » United States » Minnesota » Saint Paul January 2nd 2008

Introducing "The Team" Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW), University of St. Thomas, Minnesota, coordinated a J-term trip in 2008 for five engineering senior students and two advisors to travel to the Karagwe District of Northwestern Tanzania. The purpose was to install two solar-powered water pasteurizers. The seniors had majored in a combination of ME and EE and one in both. They were: Andrew DePompolo / Tom Knowles / Ann Majewicz / Jason Menken / Andre Trawick IV / The original advisors included Dr. Kaye Smith, School of Engineering and one other who had to back out at the last minute because his father was extremely ill. The team looked outside for another advisor and invited me, Professor Jan B. Hansen, School of Education at the University of St. Thomas. Our team leader, Ann spearhead... read more
Team Tanzania

North America » United States » Minnesota » Minneapolis January 2nd 2008

This blog contains excerpts from my hand-written diary from five years ago. Since that time I have been to Africa mutliple times and therefore have shyness about some of my perceptions and ideas that I no longer hold. But that is growth so I will leave those embarrassing things in. The purpose of my university's program in Africa was to install solar-powered water pasteurizers at two secondary schools in the remote NW area of Tanzania. I would travel with 5 engineering students (seniors and top of the class I'm told). I have always been engineer-y so we shall see what this trip brings. Highlights for today: (1) Dealing with end-of-semester business (grades), etc.; 2) Younger son, Erik, not feeling well; (3) preparing for Christmas; (4) Feeling 'called' to go to Africa. Engineers on the trip: Prof: ... read more

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