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Monday, April 10, 2006

Much Better Than a $100 Laptop 

This is how Engineering makes lives better in poor countries:

A group of Milwaukee School of Engineering students will try to change that when they travel this week to a small Guatemalan town to build a bridge.

Six students will leave Thursday for San Lucas Toliman in south-central Guatemala. Natural disasters have made it difficult for residents living in smaller communities to travel to neighboring towns where there are schools, hospitals and other services.
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The students have raised about $10,300 for building materials, including wood, concrete, reinforcing steel and supplies, Stahl said. They also have raised about $4,000 for travel expenses.

The fact that it's all being done by MSOE students makes it all the better. That bridge will stand for a long time.

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