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Jamaica Benefits from Univeristy of Michigan Social Ingenuity

As an alumnus of the Univeristy of Michigan , I was indeed proud and delighted to see the initiative carried out by students from the Wolverine tradition.

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Recently, University of Michigan College of Engineering students led several initiatives for sustainable development in Jamaica through BLUE Lab (Better Living Using Engineering Lab). Students worked on several projects in Hagley Gap, Jamaica. One project involved improving water quality and access to clean water; in another, they rebuilt a washed-out river crossing.

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BLUElab at the University of Michigan is a student-run organization that works toward sustainable solutions to development problems at home and abroad. Toward our goal, BLUElab coordinates project teams that develop environmentally, culturally, and economically sustainable technologies. BLUElab also organizes educational events to raise awareness of development issues and the critical role engineers play in tackling these technical problems in a socially responsible way. BLUElab’s diverse membership consists of over one hundred undergraduate and graduate students spanning all College of Engineering departments, as well as students studying disciplines outside of engineering. In addition to its members, BLUElab collaborates with other student-run organizations, faculty, professionals, and nonprofits

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An education that does not address the challenges facing the whole of humanity, that merely teaches students how to survive within society as it exists now, fails not only society but also the individual.

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M go blue!

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I am an entrepreneur whose focus is on helping small businesses deploy internet marketing tools to leverage new customers and profits. I believe in the survival of the knitted, and thus champion those who are making a difference in our community.