Tracking India and other activities at University of Michigan
Several University of Michigan students spent time in India this summer with fellowships from Center from South Asia.
Emily Presuss spent time with Jeevika an NGO in Kolkata. Others were in New Delhi, Ahmedabad, Dharmasala and Kalol.
Read about their experiences on their blog: 2014sisa.blogspot.com
Video-conferencing with India: Finding a common bond
The students were nervous before the video-conference course began. They didn’t know what to expect from the weekly sessions that would bring together School of Nursing students at the University of Michigan with their counterparts at the Salokaya School of Nursing in Delhi, India.
But U-M student Jessica Page said a common bond quickly developed as they studied community nursing. “Being the best nurse you can be and just having someone’s life in your hands – that’s a universal thing,” she said. “It doesn’t matter if you’re in India or if you’re in Michigan.”
A group of students are spending a month in Golden Temple in Amritsar, India learning about sustainable nourishment.
They are sharing their experiences on a blog - GIEU India 2014
A group of University of Michigan students has spent a month in rural India surveying water needs, a project that gave them a deeper understanding of village life – the delights of the mango harvest, festive weddings and cricket matches.
The students, who called themselves the BLUElab India team, departed in early May to begin the water assessment project that will help them design filtration and storage technology in the western state of Gujarat.
“It involves going to different villages and mapping their water needs. Where does the water come from? What are its uses everyday and how is it disposed?” said Mike McGahren Clemens, team co-leader and a junior in chemical engineering.
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