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Marathon Summer: Unconventional Engineering

May. 2, 2014—*Guest blog by my roommate and fellow burger-enthusiast, Mary Kate Hardy Last semester I discovered one of the hidden gems of engineering in the form of a Biomedical Engineering elective course, titled Service Learning in Guatemala. This course included a trip to Guatemala over Spring Break to repair and service medical equipment. Never have I had more fun in an engineering class. The hands-on learning experience was incredible, and fine dining and zip lining with your professors was a blast too.

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A Different Spring Semester

Nov. 21, 2013—As this semester comes to a close, I thought I'd update y'all about what I'm doing next semester since I won't be at Vandy.

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A Visit from a Fellow Commodore

Aug. 1, 2013—The Vanderbubble really is a small world. When I arrived in Guatemala this summer as a Program Intern for Manna Project International, I was shocked to learn that one of my bosses, Nicole, a 13-month Program Director, actually graduated from Vanderbilt in 2012. Although we both learned about Manna through Vanderbilt’s active chapter on campus,...

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Art Class in Guatemala

Jun. 6, 2013—So, today is actually my last full day in Guatemala. I plan on sharing a full summary of my month with you all when I get home. But now, I want to share an experience I had teaching art class this past Tuesday.

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Hola from Solola

May. 13, 2013—Hola! Estoy escribiendo de la casa de Manna en Solola, Guatemala. Hi! I am writing to you from the Manna Project International house in Solola, Guatemala. I arrived on Saturday morning and have spent the past few days getting oriented. Solola is about 3 hours from Guatemala City. We live in Solola, work in a town called Chaquiya, and we 'play' in a town called Pana, which is on the lake.

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