December 3, 2007

Video: Hands-on Economics

Lafayette’s Engineers Without Borders worked to improve the economy in Lagunitas, Honduras

This summer, members of Lafayette’s chapter of Engineers Without Borders spent three weeks building the groundwork for a sustainable economy in Lagunitas, a poor, rural village in the Yoro district of central Honduras.

Members of the project included Samir Awuapara ’10 (Lima, Peru), who is pursuing a B.S. in mechanical engineering and an A.B. in economics and business; Sebastian Felipe Barreto Ortiz ’10 (Bogota, Colombia), a chemical engineering major; and Michael Adelman ’10 (Clarks Summit, Pa.), a civil engineering major. Kavinda Udugama ’09 (Kandy, Sri Lanka), an electrical and computer engineering major, was also heavily involved, but he did not travel to Honduras. The team was led by Gladstone Fluney Hutchinson, associate professor of economics and business.

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