EWB team plans summer trips to help village in Madagascar

EWB team plans summer trips to help village in Madagascar

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Libby Jones (front right), associate professor of civil engineering and faculty adviser, was part of the UNL Engineers Without Borders team that went to Madagascar in 2010.
Libby Jones (front right), associate professor of civil engineering and faculty adviser, was part of the UNL Engineers Without Borders team that went to Madagascar in 2010.
The UNL chapter of Engineers Without Borders is planning to return to Madagascar this summer as part of a 10-year commitment to help the village of Kianjavato.

This summer, two teams of EWB students will help the village by improving its access to clean water (in May) and installing solar panels that will provide electricity to schools (in August).

Libby Jones and Shannon Bartelt-Hunt, associate professors of civil engineering, are faculty advisers to EWB, which began making trips to Madagascar in 2008.