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LabTA Model, A Guide to Empower Rural Communities

Date: 29/08/2024
Time: 10:00 am
Presenter: Humberto Vidal Gutiérrez
Abstract: The living conditions and development levels of rural communities are largely related to access to energy, since this directly impacts education, health and entrepreneurship. In this sense, the Appropriate Technologies Laboratory (LabTA) proposes an alternative method to mitigate energy poverty in rural communities through the development of a university social responsibility policy based on service- learning techniques. This webinar shows the work methodology called the LabTA Model developed in recent years in electrification projects in rural communities based on the design of appropriate technologies, STEM training in high schools as a center for the development of activities to achieve low-cost replicable projects. and sustainable over time.

Please note: This webinar will be held in Spanish.
Guillermo Catuogno
Guillermo Catuogno is an Electrical-Electronic Engineer, Master in DeFi and Blockchain and Doctor in Engineering. He currently works as a Full Professor at the National University of San Luis (UNSL) and a Researcher at CONICET. He is director of the Laboratory of Appropriate Technologies (LabTA) which is dedicated to research and technology transfer for human and sustainable development. He has led more than 20 rural electrification projects in vulnerable communities. At IEEE he is a Senior Member and has been president of Joint Chapter #1 of the Argentine Section in 2019-2020. He has also been actively involved in societies such as IEEE HAC & SIGHT and ISV Smart Village.