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Purdue Student Chapter Had a Very Different Thanksgiving
As of June 25, 2018

Published on: 
January 28, 2016

For their 2015 Thanksgiving break, students and professors from the Purdue University Student Chapter - NECA traveled to Managua, Nicaragua to retrofit a health clinic with a photovoltaic array system. The Purdue team had been selected by ELECTRI International as a 2014 winner of the Foundation’s Student Passport Initiative.

The students’ work in November built upon an earlier scouting trip to Managua when they had planned and prepared for the installation. At Thanksgiving, they completed the installation at Clinica "Lidia Saavedra de Ortega" in just 3 ½ working days. A video clip of their work can be viewed on YouTube at

The Purdue Student Chapter has expressed its thanks to the Central Indiana Chapter NECA and ELECTRI International for generously supporting this project. For more information about the Central Indiana Chapter NECA and its two NECA Student Chapters (Purdue University and Ball State University), visit