Monthly Archives: August 2011

Over the hump (Week 3)

The third week of the Ghana SITE 2011 has come and gone, and we are now approaching our final week. This past week was long and eventful and provided a good focus for our work in Ghana this summer. Each … Continue reading

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NSBE… Power

In August 2010 ELiTE formed a partnership with NSBE Ghana to provide local support for program participants in Nsawam. In September, the Nsawam NSBE PCI Chapter was established by Chelsey Roebuck and adopted by Columbia University NSBE to provide programming … Continue reading

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Daily Routine

One of my high school instructors used to have a saying, “Early is on time, on time is late, and late is left”. It is a saying that I bought into many years ago, and something that I do my … Continue reading

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A recap of week two…

The second week of class brought our program into high gear. It would be terribly dull to spend this whole blog talking about class, so we’ll keep the curriculum details short. For the water class, we had a lively discussion … Continue reading

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Week 1: Students Radiate their Potential in the Excel-lent first classes

As the title suggests, the authors of this blog are engineers, not poets. Nonetheless, we were thrilled with the performance of our students and teachers during the first week of the program. The first week took us through two classes … Continue reading

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Day 1: Design Challenge

We are off to an amazing start in Cape Coast. One of the reasons for our success is due in large part to our support staff. The lead instructors for the 2011 SITE: Ghana are Chelsey Roebuck, Clayton Dahlman, Jerome … Continue reading

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A weekend in Accra

This past weekend we left all of you readers before hitting the town in Accra. We started the weekend at an evening conference on African Architecture in the ritzy Golden Tulip hotel. Although we didn’t quite make it through the … Continue reading

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