In a Costa Rican Village

Exciting5Thanks to an INSPIRE grant from Thermo Fisher Scientific, a group of students from Madison College’s liberal arts, engineering, renewable energy and other science programs traveled to the small rural village of Mastatal in Costa Rica to help install renewable energy systems in the resident’s homes. The grant covered travel and expenses.

“This program truly matches the mission of Thermo Fisher’s grant program to inspire young people to pursue careers in science leading to advances that will make the world healthier, cleaner and safer,” said Brian Davies, vice president of marketing and product development, Thermo Fisher Scientific.

“These scholarships have helped support several of our promising science technology and engineering students who will be able to advance their knowledge of renewable energy while gaining valuable international experience and intercultural skills,” added Dr. Ken Walz, chemistry and engineering instructor.