Watch their interview about initiatives fostering economic empowerment in Easton, New Orleans, and Honduras

EASTON, Pa.(, March 1, 2010 — Professor David Veshosky and Katie Reeves ’10 (Colorado Springs, Colo.) were recently featured on PBS 39’s Tempo InDepth. The episode, “Classroom Closeup: 21st Century Teachers and Learners” explored learning outside of the classroom.

(Update: The segment, which aired Feb. 11, is no longer available online.)

Veshosky, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, and Reeves, a double major in economics & business and a self-designed, interdisciplinary major in bioenvironmental science, discussed their work with Lafayette’s Economic Empowerment and Global Learning Project. The project, founded in 2007 by Gladstone Fluney Hutchinson, associate professor of economics, brings students and faculty together with residents in Easton, New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward, and rural Honduran villages to facilitate social entrepreneurship and economic sustainability. The students and faculty work through a collaborative co-learning approach with the residents of these communities to facilitate hands-on solutions to real world problems.