iSTEP 2012: Waste Monitoring and Water Monitoring and Management at Ashesi University College in Ghana

Scott Andes, Corinne Clinch, Julie Mallis, Sandeep Reddy Munnangi, Ronnell Perry, Sarah M. Belousov, Mary Beatrice Dias, Malcolm Frederick Dias, Balajee Kannan, Ermine A. Teves, Yonina Cooper and M Bernardine Dias
Tech. Report, CMU-RI-TR-16-29, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, June, 2016

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The TechBridgeWorld innovative Student Technology ExPerience (iSTEP) internship program provides Carnegie Mellon University students and recent graduates with the opportunity to work in a multidisciplinary and globally distributed team to develop needs-based technology solutions in collaboration with developing communities. The iSTEP 2012 internship addressed two environmental sustainability challenges at the community partner location, Ashesi University College(Ashesi) in Berekuso, Ghana. This report provides a detailed account of the 2012 internship covering logistics, team preparation, needs assessment, solution design, evaluation, recommendations for Ashesi, and reflections on the internship experience. For the two field research projects: water monitoring and management and waste monitoring, the initial focus was on understanding the local context through an in-depth needs assessment. The iSTEP team developed a community awareness plan in combination with a data transfer system that utilized a combination of sensor and computing technology to monitor and better manage waste production and water resources on the Ashesi campus.

author = {Scott Andes and Corinne Clinch and Julie Mallis and Sandeep Reddy Munnangi and Ronnell Perry and Sarah M. Belousov and Mary Beatrice Dias and Malcolm Frederick Dias and Balajee Kannan and Ermine A. Teves and Yonina Cooper and M Bernardine Dias},
title = {iSTEP 2012: Waste Monitoring and Water Monitoring and Management at Ashesi University College in Ghana},
year = {2016},
month = {June},
institution = {Carnegie Mellon University},
address = {Pittsburgh, PA},
number = {CMU-RI-TR-16-29},
} 2017-09-13T10:38:23-04:00