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Franklin student joins clean water effort in Nicaragua

March 11, 2014

Courtney Atkinson of Franklin, Wis., was among a group of Carthage College students who traveled to Nicaragua in January to help with ongoing water purification efforts.
Working with professional engineers, Carthage students design and implement systems to improve the water quality for residents on the island of Ometepe. Biology professor Patrick Pfaffle and geography and earth science professor Matthew Zorn lead the study tour twice each year.
Another group assists medical personnel at several clinics on the island. Many patients had been diagnosed with water-borne illnesses, prompting the push for clean drinking water.
Carthage students are housed at a newly established field station outside Altagracia. In January, they set up a weather station and installed solar panels on the site.
Established in 1847, Carthage is a college of the liberal arts and sciences. It ranks No. 6 among baccalaureate institutions nationwide for student participation in short-term study abroad, according to the Institute of International Education.

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