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|Julian Kingston

About Julian Kingston

Hi there! My name is Julian Kingston and I have the esteemed privilege of being the teaching assistant for the Summer 2017 Global Innovation Field School. Before I graduated from Stony Brook University, I co-founded an organization called CentriSeed Innovations that works to provide sustainable solutions for developing communities both locally and internationally. I have high interests in sustainability and understanding the intersection between nature and technology to make an impact in the world.

Congratulations Global Innovation Field School!

In their final week, the students visit a new area near Sericho, a small fishing town a mile away from the Ethiopian border. Here the group is introduced to new people and a new lifestyle. Very few people in Ileret town use fishing as a means of finding food sources. In fact, it is a [...]

By | 2017-07-01T20:45:10+00:00 July 1st, 2017|Field Schools, Global Innovation 2017, Global Innovation Field School|Comments Off on Congratulations Global Innovation Field School!

Planting Seeds for a Ripe Future

  This week the Global Innovation team discussed their ideas for long-term projects. The five short term projects had covered major aspects of the community’s ability to develop sustainably and thus are important topics the group will keep in mind on as they move forward. Among them are access to electricity, water management, building infrastructure, [...]

By | 2017-06-24T02:13:47+00:00 June 24th, 2017|Field Schools, Global Innovation 2017, Global Innovation Field School|Comments Off on Planting Seeds for a Ripe Future

A Journey into Evolution, Solar Energy, & Paleontology

One of the great prospects that Kenya has is its abundance of open flat land and solar power. Because of this, photovoltaic, or solar panel systems are a very favorable form of obtaining energy for the communities that need it. Professor Rodrigo has created a full day lecture around photovoltaic, or PV, systems to enlighten [...]

By | 2017-06-24T01:43:23+00:00 June 24th, 2017|Field Schools, Global Innovation 2017, Global Innovation Field School|Comments Off on A Journey into Evolution, Solar Energy, & Paleontology

The Road to Completion

Classroom Relocation Project Building a classroom is no small task, but the Global Innovation team is up to it! Last week, after consulting with Mwang’ombe, the team was generously offered many materials from the TBI campus to conduct their project. Metal and plywood was provided from the TBI Ileret facility and TBI staff offered to [...]

By | 2017-07-04T18:57:31+00:00 June 21st, 2017|Field Schools, Global Innovation 2017, Global Innovation Field School|Comments Off on The Road to Completion

Where Problems Meet Solutions

Classroom Relocation Project A new development arises: The day after Alan and Saffron moved the students out of their old classroom and into the dining hall, the local primary school received food rations from the government. (Up until now, the school hadn’t received any rations for three months; hence, the building had been abandoned.) This [...]

By | 2017-06-15T07:27:18+00:00 June 15th, 2017|Field Schools, Global Innovation 2017, Global Innovation Field School|Comments Off on Where Problems Meet Solutions

Getting Down and Dirty

A Tour of TBI Last week, students took a tour of the Turkana Basin Institute for the opportunity to see what resources TBI uses, understand what makes the campus so unique, and discover what materials are available to be used in their projects. The first stop was the energy systems of the campus. TBI is [...]

By | 2017-06-16T04:03:06+00:00 June 9th, 2017|Field Schools, Global Innovation 2017, Global Innovation Field School|Comments Off on Getting Down and Dirty

A New Home, A New Experience in Ileret

MPALA TO TBI After entering the TBI plane, the students flew north towards Ileret to reach the TBI facility. On the way, they saw new horizons and different landscapes that surprised them: remnants of volcanic reactions, a sea of sand that layers the land, and Lake Turkana. When they arrived in Ileret, the students were [...]

By | 2017-06-03T00:38:00+00:00 June 3rd, 2017|Field Schools, Global Innovation 2017|Comments Off on A New Home, A New Experience in Ileret