William Kamkwamba Visits UTC

Reporting:  Rabbit Zielke

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga welcomes William Kamkwamba to the campus as part of the First Year Reading Experience, FYRE.  The book The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind tells Kamkwamba’s personal story of perseverance and success as he overcame the superstitions of his small village in Africa to learn the mysteries of science and build a windmill to bring electricity to his home.  Kamkwamba will be visiting the campus of UTC as part of the FYRE program on August 30, 2011.   During the course of the day Kamkwamba will spend time with students and specifically the incoming freshman class.  A reception will be held at the University Center from 5:30 to 7:00 pm celebrating the 125th Anniversary of the University  Tennessee at Chattanooga and welcoming William Kamkwamba to the campus.  The public is invited to attend.

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Related story:  FYRE at UTC


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