BLUElab’s team leader Sita Syal (second right) and member Sonya Kavalam watch Cleotilde Lopez weave as Paula Tepaz sits in the back of the Tepaz-Lopez family kitchen in Nueva Santa Catarina Ixtahuacán. BLUElab student members work with Guatemalan women weavers on Woven Wind Turbine project in Guatemalan. University of Michigan students are designing a wind turbine that uses locally weaved material for wind blades. The students hope that local women in Guatemala will be able to use current weaving skills to generate income and electricity. Nueva Santa Catarina Ixtahuacán. Wednesday, March 2, 2011.
Photo by Marcin Szczepanski, Multimedia Content Producer/CoE’s Communications and Marketing