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About Me

Wilson Franca de Souza
22, Brazilian. Undergraduate on Environmental Engineering at UNESP in Presidente Prudente, SP - Brazil [2011-now]. International student at Humboldt State University, CA - USA [August 2014 - now].

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Interests in Appropriate Technology

  • Solar Energy;
  • Discovery more about the existent Appropriate Technologies, and try to develop some ideas to create a new technology that could be useful for a local community.
  • Research opportunities.

Experience in Appropriate Technology

  • In my first year of college (2011) at my University in Brazil, I worked on a project where we do the contrast of mechanized and manual fertilizer production for plantation in a farm located in the region. Three piles of manual aeration with different proportions of grass and organic materials, coming from the college restaurant, were designed. Also were designed three drums with different holes for automatic aeration of this compound. We conducted monitoring and physic-chemical analysis of the compound. After production of fertilizers, they were applied to seedlings to select the best proportion of materials, compared to the efficiency of growth in height and width of these vegetables.