Yagi Antennas (archived on 6/6/03)
EZLink has been working with Jazz Digital
to design and deploy low cost, high-speed internet connections to
communities and classrooms. They developed Yagi antennas - wireless
transmitters made from a soup or Pringles can, PVC pipe, pigtail
and washers - to this end. These antennas are able to broadcast
high-speed connections - transmitted from external access points
- over a wide area. Through this pilot program, EZLink hopes to
provide high-speed internet access in communities that not being
served by commercial operations.
Dr. Larry Gant and Jazz Digital have completed
a series of eight curricular modules designed for urban youth in
middle and high schools. Completing these modules will enable the
young students to construct working Yagi antennas.
Conference for Social Work Education - August 2002 (archived
Annual Technology Conference for Social Work Education
and Practice was co-sponsored by HUSITA
(HUman Services Information Technology Applications).
The lessons learned from the infusion
of technology into collaborations of human service professionals,
academic researchers, and policymakers working to improve the lives
of children and youth were presented by GPY at this conference.
Download the presentation in PowerPoint
format to learn more about the technology used by GPY collaboratories
and the successes and challenges of technology implementation.
Development Project - April 2002 (archived on
On April 9, 2002, FDP presented a brown
bag session on its current work at the University of Michigan's
School of Social Work. The collaboratory has completed screens of
Head Start children and supplemental interviews of parents and teachers.
These will be used to find ways to increase utilization of available
mental health services.
more about the Family Development Project and this spotlight event.
Monitoring School Violence Project Conference
- October 2001 (archived on 9/28/2002)
A delegation of collaboratory partners
from Israel, along with Dr. Ron Astor, Associate Professor of Social
Work and Education at the University of Michigan, presented the
design and findings of their collaboratory to a number of different
more about the Monitoring School Violence Project and this conference.
Spotlights offer an opportunity for the various
collaboratories and their special events to be highlighted. The spotlight
that appears on the home page rotates regularly, while previous spotlights
are archived here.
The current spotlight focuses on the Family Development