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Help with Tech Mentorship in Nicaragua
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Ended Aug 7, 2014
Family and Friends -  Thanks for visiting my page! Below you can find this group's story, one I take exceptional pride in. Every donation, no matter how small, is appreciated, and will help me towards my goal of traveling to Nicaragua in June! More ...

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This year, I have been offered the opportunity to travel to Nicaragua with a Notre Dame based engineering community service program (NDSEED, description below) as a technical mentor. My job during my ten day stay June of this year, will be to oversee and advise the 2014 ND SEED student team, as they complete construction of their designed cable foot bridge, answering construction questions, monitoring progress, and most importantly, supervising the correct execution of the design. Notre Dame will fund my stay once I reach Nicaragua, but I will be responsible for fundraising to purchase flights, emergency insurance, equipment, and vaccinations. At this point, I estimate these costs to be around $1200-$1400.

In an effort to streamline the donation process, I’ve set up an account on FundRazr, a pay pal affiliate website that securely accepts electronic donations. If you are interested in supporting my participation in this community service event, please click the CONTRIBUTE button next to the Payment options above. Donations are simple, and can be given with or without a paypal account. Although this goal seems large, the smallest of donations and words of encouragement will be extremely helpful, and appreciated. This organization holds a special place in my heart, and I’m lucky not only to have been asked to participate again, but to have such supportive friends and family. Please feel free to post in the comments section of this page.

I’ve included more information below on the NDSEED program, but for further information on the bridges, please click the link below, or feel free to e-mail me with specific questions.


I, myself, spent the summer of 2011 in Nicaragua as part of a student team, with NDSEED (Notre Dame Students Empowering through Engineering Design), through a partnership with Colorado based non-profit organization, Bridges to Prosperity. This service organization affords ND engineering students the opportunity to fundraise, design and build footbridges for remote communities all around the world, as a way to help provide safe access to education, healthcare, and marketplaces. Most of the communities that participate in this program have very limited, and often times dangerous means to access important facilities like schools and hospitals, and can have no access altogether during high precipitation seasons. When we finished, the San Diego bridge spanned 120 meters (about the length of a football field, photograph above), and connected seven different communities. Click below for more information on NDSEED:

From the bottom of my heart, thank you for taking the time to explore this organization. If you have any questions about the project, the costs, or my time with this organization as a student, please feel free to call me or e-mail me. 


P: 815-954-6813


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