Four ATLAS master's students present their practicum field work on April 20, 2012. They are the first to graduate from the ATLAS master's degree program in Information and Communication Technology for Development (MS-ICTD).
The students and their projects are:
• Kevin McElhinney, who created a free and open source Web-based solar photovoltaic monitoring platform to track solar input and usage, as well as system health, for computer labs. His pilot site was in Laschobas, Haiti, an area that received a large donation of One Laptop Per Child laptops after the earthquake. His sponsor was GreenWifi, Haiti.
• Alexandra Morgan, who has contributed her knowledge of educational technology and assessment to the Haiti Connected Schools project, which involved several large development agencies. Her practicum sponsor is World Vision Haiti.
• Matt Crum, who worked with Inveneo, a leading technology integrator in the ICTD field. One of his trips this spring took him to the world's largest refugee camp, Dadaab (Kenya). His sponsor was Inveneo.
• Nicole Stephan, who worked in and around Kathmandu with one of the largest production houses in Nepal, where free trade native artisan crafts and art are sourced and created. She studied the supply chain, the partnerships with ACP and buyers around the world and attempted to streamline processes. Her sponsor was Association for Craft Producers, Nepal.