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December 14, 2009

Tech Clinic Presents Recommendations for West Ward Environmental Improvements Dec. 18

Another class will report on Slate Belt job creation today

Six students in a Technology Clinic class spent the past two semesters working with Easton’s West Ward Neighborhood Partnership on issues concerning the management of surface water runoff. They will present their findings 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18, in room 103 of Hugel Science Center. The presentation is open to the public.The project looks at ways to reduce and manage water runoff in a portion of the heavily paved West Ward, the adjoining escarpment, and the Lehigh River. The course, which is a continuation of a previous Tech Clinic’s efforts in the West Ward to improve the neighborhood’s urban ecology, was taught by Dan Bauer, professor of anthropology and sociology, and Lawrence Malinconico, associate professor of geology and environmental geosciences.

A mid-project Tech Clinic presentation about the development of low-emission vehicles and job creation in the Slate Belt gave a presentation December 14 at Washington Township Elementary School, 381 Washington Blvd. in Bangor, Pa.

Tech Clinic is a hands-on course founded in 1986 that brings together students from different majors to help solve the real-world problems of a business, nonprofit organization, or government body.

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