7th Annual D80 Conference

The D80 Conference is a celebration of our efforts to solve issues that confront the world’s poorest 80%. Together we are creating a better future: Learn. Engage. Contribute

The Michigan Tech campus hosts this annual conference in the fall every year to give a platform to the voices of university students serving communities-in-need both domestically and abroad. Our conferences highlight service and research work done by students from Michigan Tech and elsewhere, and are open to anybody interested in development, design, and delight for the poorest 80% of humanity. The public is always invited to join us. This year’s conference was held during Family Weekend at Michigan Tech so many of our D80 students can share their experiences, stories, and motivations with the people who support them the most. 2013 theme: Ensuring Environmental Sustainability

CONFERENCE PARTICIPANTS

  • Keynote Presentation: “Technology for Sustainable Development: What and for Whom?”, Prof. James Boyce, University of Massachusetts
  • Pavlis Institute in Ghana, 2013 (L. Harris)
  • Engineers Without Borders – Water Supply for Communities in Rural Guatemala (S. Bainbridge)
  • iDesign Panama – Del Puente Project (J. Broadbent)
  • 3D Printing of Low Cost PV Module Racking (B. Wittbrodt)
  • Workshop 1 (Fisher 139): Navigating Community Development as a Peace Corps Volunteer and Tech Researcher (M. Maggio)
  • Smoke Signals: Using P3 – Kitchen 2.0 to evaluate stove and ventilation performance (J. Maggio)
  • Sanitation in Rural Panama: Where do we go from here? (J. Midkiff)
  • Into India with the Pavlis Institute (N. Saur)
  • How Social Ties Influence Resource Flow (S. Rahman)
  • Workshop 2 (Fisher 139): Solar-Powered Water Pumping for Drip Irrigation and Rural Community Water Supply (J. Gierke)
  • Aqueduct System for Vallecito, Panama (T. Domagalla, V. Wilson)
  • China’s Land Grabbing for Biofuel Crops in Africa (X. Yang)
  • Participatory Approach to Sustainability Assessments for Natural Resource Management (A. Vaidya)
  • Water Supply System for Cerro Piedra, Panama (N. Zgnilec)
  • Workshop 3 (Fisher 139): Whose Development Counts? Addressing Conflicts of Local and Outsider Interests (S. Tubman)
  • D80 Conference 2013 Video Playlist on Michigan Tech Engineering Channel on YouTube

    View photos on the College of Engineering Flickr Photo Gallery

    Presentation at D80
    David Watkins, Michigan Tech at D80
    Keynote Presentation: “Technology for Sustainable Development: What and for Whom?”, Prof. James Boyce, University of Massachusetts
    Keynote Presentation: “Technology for Sustainable Development: What and for Whom?”, Prof. James Boyce, University of Massachusetts
    Presentation at D80
    Pavlis Institute in Ghana, 2013 (L. Harris)
    Presentation at D80
    iDesign Panama – Del Puente Project (J. Broadbent) Presentation at D80
    Presentation at D80
    Engineers Without Borders – Water Supply for Communities in Rural Guatemala (S. Bainbridge) Presentation at D80
    Presentation at D80
    3D Printing of Low Cost PV Module Racking (B. Wittbrodt) Presentation at D80
    D80
    D80
    Food at D80
    Food at D80
    EWB at D80
    EWB at D80
    Presentation at D80
    Presentation at D80
    James Boyce, University of Massachusetts, and David Watkins, Michigan Tech
    James Boyce, University of Massachusetts, and David Watkins, Michigan Tech

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