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TitleUSD Students Engineer a Brighter Sudan
Date5.05.11
ContactLiz Harman
Contact E-mailharman, at sandiego.edu
Contact Phone(619) 260-4682
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Editors: To get to Loma Hall, use the main (east) entrance to USD. Turn left into the main campus and then make an immediate left.  Go behind USD buildings for about 500 yards until you reach Loma Hall and the Bookstore where there should be visitor parking available.

University of San Diego engineering students will present their plan for a solar power system for a village in Sudan at an open house on Friday, May 6. Students will present their project at 3:45 p.m. in USD’s Loma Hall, Room #311.

For their senior project, four students, including Mou Riiny, a survivor of Sudan’s civil war, have designed a solar power system for the village of Theou in southern Sudan. The solar panels they plan to install this summer will power an elementary school and other community activities.

A local company, AMSOLAR, has donated $5,000 for the project and is providing technical support as well. AMSOLAR created USD’s solar power system that was installed last fall and supplies up to 15 percent of the campus’ energy needs.

USD’s Engineering Programs are ranked 21st in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.