Events at NCC


The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Book Cover

Cultural Program Speaker William Kamkwamba

Nov 25, 11am and 2pm
CCB 252/253

William Kamkwamba, from Malawi, is a born inventor whose family could not afford the fees necessary to enroll him in middle school. Nonetheless, at age14 he built an electricity-producing windmill from spare parts and scrap, working from rough plans he found in a library book. Local newspaper coverage led to international attention, and William worked with the TED community to embark on other projects and to further his education. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 2014 and is now building an innovation center in Malawi where young people can find tools and mentorship to solve everyday problems.

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