Africa Table - Managing a Sustainable Community Project: Lessons Learned from Building the Parkwood Tech Centre

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

12:00 pm

219 Encina Hall West Map

Sponsored by:
Center for African Studies

Join the Center for African Studies for our weekly lunchtime lecture series.


Morgan Abbett, Sustainability Consultant at HDR; Stanford M.S in Environmental Engineering & Science, 2015, and B.S. in Environmental Engineering and Minor in African Studies, 2014

Adrienne Johnson, Sustainability and Innovation Project Engineer at Point Energy Innovations; Stanford M.S in Sustainable Design & Construction, 2016, and B.S. in Civil Engineering, 2014

Stanford engineering alumni Adrienne Johnson and Morgan Abbett will speak about their experiences building the Parkwood Tech Centre, a community computer center at a primary school in Cape Town. Over the course of their studies and after graduation, they spent three years designing, fundraising, and constructing the center in partnership with Bottomup, an education nonprofit focused on supporting young people in the Cape Flats. Come learn about the project and their experiences working in Parkwood, and discuss the opportunities and challenges associated with international, student-led projects.

Adrienne Johnson is a mechanical engineer specializing in net-zero energy buildings. She completed a Masters in Sustainable Design and Construction and a Bachelors in Civil Engineering from Stanford and is passionate about sustainable buildings, particularly their potential to alleviate issues of socioeconomic inequality. Morgan Abbett is a civil engineer and sustainability consultant focused on sustainable infrastructure and development. She completed a Masters and Bachelors in Environmental Engineering with a minor in African Studies and studied in the BOSP Cape Town program. They are beyond thankful for theirs mentors at CAS and the Civil & Environmental Engineering department, whose guidance and support made the Parkwood project possible

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
219 Encina Hall West Map

Open to the public. Lunch will be served.


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