Two teams of students in the Information and Communication Technology for Development master’s program Lab Class (ATLS 5240) presented their prototype technology/development projects at an inaugural presentation program Dec. 14, 2011, in ATLAS.
Both teams had to conduct extensive site surveys and development indicators from very little available data, as well as take many specific client requests into account, while developing their concepts. Some of the student work in this class may be deployed in the future as the students begin their practicums or take on a special project as part of their degree work.
Team Zambia worked with Q-Fund (http://qfund.org/cms/index.php) to create a low-powered Internet lab for both academic and community needs. Members of this team are: Matt Crum, Leslie Dodson, Kevin McElhinney and Mustafa Naseem.
Team Haiti created a hardware/software system to monitor the solar power and Internet connectivity stations being built by Green Wi-Fi (http://www.green-wifi.org/) to support installations of 500+ OLPC laptops. Members of this team are: Maryam Moghaddam-zadeh, Alexandra Morgan, Nicole Stephen and Robert Tester.
Each team had about a half hour to present their projects and will be publishing detailed specifications.