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William Kamkwamba

Broadening the Path to Engineering

Vicki May | Posted 05.11.2014 | Science
Vicki May

While math and science are important tools for engineers and a way for us to attract many students to engineering, I can't help but wonder how many students we are losing along this narrow path.

Clinton Hosts Global Issues Conference

AP | JIM SALTER | Posted 04.06.2013 | Politics

ST. LOUIS -- Former President Bill Clinton and a panel of successful entrepreneurs had a simple message Friday for college students gathered in St. Lo...

Kindergarten Class Builds a Windmill

Ted Wells | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ted Wells

William Kamkwamba used his own ingenuity to build a 16-foot high windmill for his family to generate power. The students wanted to know, "'William made a windmill. Can we do that too?'"

Malawi's William Kamkwamba Among The Winners of The GO Ingenuity Award

Scott Fifer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Scott Fifer

GO Campaign and the Unified Field Corporation have named four inaugural winners of the GO Ingenuity Award, a global prize to celebrate innovation and to inspire youth ingenuity in developing nations.

In Malawi, No More Sharing Water With Goats

William Kamkwamba | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
William Kamkwamba

My mother boiled our drinking water, but not everyone did this and became sick. Diarrhea was a frequent visitor to the villages during the rainy season, and cholera was always a concern.

William Kamkwamba Helps African Poverty With A Homemade Windmill (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

William Kamkwamba, a Malawian high school student and inventor, talks to Jon Stewart about how he built a windmill by looking at pictures in a book. ...

The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind -- Our Interview

Jason Silva | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jason Silva

When William Kamkwamba was a 14-year-old boy in Malawi, he built a windmill completely out of scrap metal, tractor parts and other discarded items. Watch our interview with this inspiring person.

Planting Trees and Moving Windmills in Malawi

William Kamkwamba | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
William Kamkwamba

My grandpa tells me how thick forests once covered our entire country, so dense and dark that a man could lose his sense of time and direction in them. Those forests have now been reduced by more than 80 percent.

Black Like Me? The Missing Faces in Technology and Innovation

Robin Caldwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Robin Caldwell

The real question is where is the diversity of thought leadership in technology? Technology is viewed as an incubator for innovation, but if the same people are always included in that incubator then they are recreating more of the same and reproducing themselves.