Dominica’s official RELIEF DRIVE

Dominica’s official RELIEF DRIVE will be held by on Saturday OCTOBER 7th 2017 by The Embassy of the Commonwealth of Dominica to the United States of America. The donation drive will begin at 10 a.m. EST.

Members of the Dominican diaspora and other surrounding islands can drop off donations a the parking lot of the Organization of American States (OAS) ADM Building .

The OAS is located at 19th Street and Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20006. Flyer with details below.

Professor Bevin T. Etienne Joins Rebuild Dominica as Director of Technology Operations & Education

Rebuild Dominica, Inc. is happy to welcome Professor Bevin T. Etienne as Director of Technology Operations & Education.

Professor Etienne holds joint appointments at the McIntire School of Commerce and the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy.

He has extensive teaching and course development experience in the areas of sustainability, entrepreneurship, energy, and engineering design, and emphasizes the importance of capacity building in promoting sustainability and social entrepreneurship in developing countries and the role of open source in innovation and entrepreneurship.

Professor Etienne has 13+ years of experience in the development of renewable energy technologies and their deployment; economics and financing of wind, biomass, geothermal, and solar PV power plants; life cycle analysis and technology tradeoff for renewable energy systems; optimization modeling of energy systems, with a focus on the supply and demand side management of energy; grid integration; and the impact of policy on the financing and development of renewable-energy and energy-efficiency projects. He performs sustainable energy market research to identify industry trends and technological advancement that present business opportunities that satisfy the social, environmental, and economic requirements for sustainable development.

Before joining McIntire, Professor Etienne was an Assistant Professor at Penn State University, where he taught and developed entrepreneurship courses in the School of Engineering Design, Technology and Professional Programs.

Before his university appointments he founded clean energy start-up ventures and also worked as an energy consultant to both private and public-sector clients.

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