April 8, 2011
Boise State University QUAD
BSU’s selection for the 2010-2011 University 101 Campus Read is The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind. To underscore the importance of this book and Mr. Kamkwamba’s efforts to provide electricity to his community, BSU Construction Management Association (CMA) is giving the opportunity to all students, student organizations, faculty, and the community of Boise to participate in its recreation.
The Boise State Construction Management Association will “Recreate the Windmill.” Inspired by William Kamkwamba’s book, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, BSU CMA is hosting an event where participants will be put in to teams to build windmills resembling William Kamkwamba’s original windmill in Malawi, Africa. Engineers Without Borders (EWB) will be working with the CMA on this project.
The event will take place on April 8th in the BSU quad. The CMA will build one windmill to scale and will provide all of the necessary materials for teams to replicate it. Participants will be given protective equipment, (hard hat, gloves, and vest) and required to wear closed toe shoes. We will begin the event with a safety talk. Teams will decide how to best construct their windmill and then have fun working on it. CMA and EWB members will be there to supervise, and offer tips and assistance if necessary.
There will be limited materials so teams will have to efficiently use their resources. Small prizes such as “quickest completion”, “safest”, and “best utilization of resources” will be awarded.
Click Here to sign up for the windmill project.
For more information please contact David Copperman at: DavidCopperman@u.boisestate.edu