Updated: Mar 16
At his meeting with staff at Freetown's Fourah Bay College, Dr. Ye Tao discussed the Cooldown Freetown! project concept with department heads and others. (Seated l-r: Dr. Reynold Johnson, Pure & Applied Sciences, Dr. Jinnah S. Monah, Geography, Eugenia Kargbo, Freetown's Chief Heat Officer, Dr. Michael A. Conteh, Mechanical Engineering. Standing l-r: Dr. Samba Sassay, Electrical Engineering, Samuel O. French, engineering student & Project Assistant, John "Miracle" Saccoh, chemical engineering student & Project Assistant, Dr. Ye Tao, Isaac A. Bangura, Logistics at FBC, Brima Bah, Deputy Registrar, Ibrahim A. Conteh, Asst. Deputy Registrar)
With the cooperation of the faculty at Fourah Bay College, who put together a list of students for participation, MEER has been able to offer a free 6-week internship for over 20 students to work on the Cooldown Freetown! project in physical and social science fields. Here, Dr. Tao works with the students on the first day of the program.
All images by Sophy Dishakjian