MCC Daily Tribune

Laura Penman and 6 scholars from Torreon, Mexico will present service learning collaboration at MCC Sept 13th

You are welcome to attend a presentation about an innovative service-learning project that crosses borders...literally.

On Thursday, Sept 13th, Professor Laura Penman and Professor Maria Luisa Lopez Segura from Instituto Tecnologico de la Laguna (ITL) in Torreon, Mexico will describe their ongoing international collaboration to develop a small production unit to dehydrate fruits and vegetables without electricity. Students from MCC and ITL are developing the production unit in order to benefit women in an isolated community in Mexico who desire year-round access to nutritious food and the capacity to generate their own income.

This collaboration and the associated travel between Rochester and Torreon was funded by a 100,000 Strong in the Americas grant awarded in Fall 2017.

There is the potential for this collaboration to become even more interdisciplinary in the coming years. Faculty and students in a variety of disciplines (global education, engineering, food science, business, sociology, graphic design, environmental science, sustainability, etc.) are encouraged to attend.


September 13th (Thursday).  12:30-1:30pm in MONROE B (not 8-300)

Penman, Laura