Hi everyone it’s Emily! Today is Parth’s last day in India, and we are sad to see him go :( we have all had a great time on this trip and next week won’t be the same without him.
On a lighter note, today we finished our last day of stoves testing!! :) We spent today and yesterday in the field collecting data on the final stoves and everyone is excited to be done with the heat. We will give this data to the stoves team to help them plan their messaging and education for the project. Again, HUGE shout out to Vipul and Kiran for all their help these past 2 weeks (and for keeping our spirits up with selfies and ice cream)
On Thursday morning, we woke up early to go with Divyaben to collect water and test out the water transport device on the path she takes. Divyaben and her neighbors gave us some great feedback that we can use to improve upon the prototype next semester. As with any new technology, they were apprehensive about the device at first, so we have been discussing ways to modify the design to be more culturally relevant.
As things start to wind down, we have been working on our final presentation for Setco and making sure we have good documentation about this trip to give to both Setco and the team. I can’t believe how quickly this trip is going by!!
Finally, after a productive week, we are getting ready for our trip to Mumbai this weekend. Sneha is going to be able to meet up with some friends who will hopefully give us the inside info on all the fun things to do there!
That’s all for now, but until next time, please enjoy this photo of (snap filter) Baby Sneha: