Technology Clinic

Allie Nagurney '16 distributes fresh produce from the “Veggie Van” to Easton residents at the community garden on 10th and Pine streets.

August 20, 2013

Tech Clinic Helps Easton Residents Eat Healthier Food

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If you live in Easton’s West Ward neighborhood, it’s no easy task to run out for a bag of carrots or a head of lettuce or some crisp red apples. For many residents, the closest grocery store where fresh produce is sold is about two miles away, and the corner grocery stores in the neighborhood [...]

Brooke Kohler '13 at the Due's fish farm

January 7, 2013

Students Use Interdisciplinary Approach to Enhance Local Fish Farm

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By Michele Tallarita ’12 A group of students from diverse majors is working to make a local fish farming operation more economically and environmentally efficient. The students are members of Technology Clinic, a hands-on course founded in 1987 that combines various student expertise and talents to help solve real-world problems of a business, nonprofit, or [...]

Asad Akram 13 (l-r), Alexandra Behette '13, Helen Xu '14, and Julia Seidenstein '14 in Easton Area Community Center’s greenhouse

June 12, 2012

Tech Clinic Teams with Local Groups to Increase Access to Fresh Produce

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Six students are working to green up the plates of the Easton community, using a variety of innovations to make vegetable-growing possible within limited green space. The team is working as part of Technology Clinic, a hands-on course that brings students from different majors together to help solve real-world problems.  This semester, the group focused [...]

Sam Griffith ’13 helps children from the Easton Area Community Center plant flowers.

January 30, 2012

Tech Clinic: Sweat + Creativity = Stronger Communities

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Five students rolled up their sleeves and got their hands dirty—literally—through a series of art projects over the last year. The Technology Clinic class undertook a project called “Urban Art as a Form of Urban Ecology in the West Ward.” A central theme the students emphasized is sweat equity, the idea that when people create [...]

Members of Tech Clinic from left are: Yen Joe Tan '14, Aaditya Khanal '12, Holden Ranz '12, Stacey Goldberg '12, Garrett Rice '12, Rachel Lewitt '13.

January 6, 2012

Technology Clinic Applies Interdisciplinary Approach to Local Fish Farming

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A Technology Clinic class is using the wide-ranging expertise of its members to make a fish-farming operation more economically and environmentally efficient. “The goal of Technology Clinic is to use the resources and background of five or six different students to help solve real-world problems. Currently, we are working with David Due in Roseto, Pa., [...]

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July 15, 2011

A Flowering Arts Scene: Technology Clinic Is Collaborating with Local Community to Create More Welcoming Public Spaces

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By Michele Tallarita ’12 The biggest flower in Easton sprung up in the most unlikely of places. Nestled between brick houses and feet away from the passing cars of Northampton Street in the city’s West Ward, a 16-foot-long flower spreads its petals of white pansies while its yellow center stretches toward the sky. The project [...]

Lafayette students and Easton residents spruce up Raspberry Park.

December 17, 2010

Technology Clinic Brings Students Together to Solve Real-World Problems

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After he graduates, Chris Kelly ’13 (Boyertown, Pa.) plans to work in the field of environmental politics.  A double major in geology and international affairs, Kelly is learning and using many of the skills he will need in a real-world environment through the College’s Technology Clinic. “I bring a lot of passion to this project [...]

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November 18, 2010

Students and Local Residents Help Spruce Up Raspberry Park

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Members of Lafayette’s Technology Clinic and the Landis Community Outreach Center worked with Easton’s West Ward Neighborhood Partnership and West Ward residents last weekend to spruce up the neighborhood in and around Raspberry Park. The project is part of a year-long effort by students in Tech Clinic to assist the West Ward neighborhood in becoming [...]

Greening Easton's West Ward

May 13, 2010

Greening Easton’s West Ward

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Technology Clinic is collaborating with local community to create more welcoming public spaces Lafayette students feel a strong sense of community on campus, and now a Technology Clinic team of six students is trying to foster those same feelings in the surrounding Easton community. Working with the West Ward Neighborhood Partnership and supported by a [...]

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May 11, 2010

Spurring Entrepreneurship in the Slate Belt

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Technology Clinic strives to create jobs through manufacturing solar golf carts With the economy slowly rebounding from a downward spiral, job creation is a hot-button issue in regions throughout the country. Working with the Slate Belt Council of Governments and the Slate Belt Business Incubator Program, an ambitious Technology Clinic team of six students is [...]