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Columbia University Engineers Without Borders General Body Meeting Fall 2004 September 21, 2004 9:30pm.

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1 Columbia University Engineers Without Borders General Body Meeting Fall 2004 September 21, :30pm

2 Samli, Thailand May 2004 Health Clinic Construction 1 st project by EWB-Columbia 1 st project by EWB-Columbia –Richard Herring (EWB-USA) thought it would be good idea for us 5 CU students (Civil, BME, EE, EAEE) 5 CU students (Civil, BME, EE, EAEE) –Laid out structural plans for clinic –7 straight days of construction in village Support Support –Fundraising effort by EWB-Columbia last semester –Raised ~$3000 for travel

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4 Pine Ridge, South Dakota Native American Reservation Assessment Trip July 29 - August 2, 2004

5 Major Problems The lowest life expectancy rate in the US –(–(–(–(55 for men, 60 for women) Epidemic diabetes, obesity and alcoholism Infant mortality 2X the national rate 83% unemployment Water contaminated by Uranium, Arsenic, E Coli., and Radium Various health problems associated with poor water quality

6 On The Reservation

7 Mmmmmm, tacos…

8 Potential Projects KILI Radio Station KILI Radio Station –Wind & Solar Energy Hill next to station averaging 40 mph winds on calm day Antenna of radio station

9 Playground at the Fitness Center Playground at the Fitness Center –Gateway Project for Freshmen Fitness Center Area behind fitness center Local playground

10 Water Treatment Water Treatment –Long term research project Groundwater OST Water & Sewer Co. Surface water White Clay Dam

11 Crazy Horse Memorial Mount Rushmore


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