East High Students Donate Solar Units to Benefit Medical Care in Sudan 

What a neat project! A friend at Nature Conservancy told me about this project. In far flung places in the Sudan, they have trouble with access to power for medical facilities. That means they might not be able to run equipment needed for surgery or might not have lights to operate at night, or might be in the middle of surgery and lose power. These solar suitcases give them enough power to run equipment and keep lights on so they can treat patients

ANCHORAGE (Oct. 11) —
Members of the East High Solar Club on Wednesday, Oct. 12, will donate the first of two solar suitcases to the Alaska Sudan Medical Project. The portable equipment, built by students, can be used as stand-alone systems to power lights, communications equipment, computers, or to charge batteries.

This is an innovative project that gives Alaska students an opportunity to learn about physics while providing hands-on lessons about the globally important issues of alternative energy and humanitarian aid.

You are invited to attend the presentation of the suitcases to Bret Burroughs of the Alaska Sudan Medical Project at 3 p.m. in Room NW1 at East High School. Students from the East High Solar Club will be present to explain how they build the suitcases and demonstrate how they work.

More information is available from Solar Club advisor Russell Hood at (907) 382-4049, or for hood_russell@asdk12.org.

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