A William Smith first year, Angelique Angrum will soon head to Totogalpa, Nicaragua, as part of Grupo Fenix's 10-day workshop for students interested in learning about solar energy systems.
Staying in the rural village of Totogalpa, Nicaragua, which is actively involved in creating a solar culture, the students will learn about solar thermal and photovoltaic technology, build a solar oven and cook with it, assemble a solar battery charger, and visit the Solar Center being built by “The Solar Women of Totogalpa.”
Grupo Fenix is a grassroots Nicaraguan consortium of small organizations associated with the National Engineering University. Angrum's participation was arranged in conjunction with the HWS Office of Public Service.
More information on the program is available at Grupo Fenix.