Posted on Oct 14, 2019

EcoEducation: University of Minnesota Chapter Engineers without Borders

The Rotary EcoClub enjoyed an interesting an inspiring presentation by the UMN Student Chapter of Engineers without Borders.  The mission of Engineers Without Borders - University of Minnesota is to partner with communities around the world and to improve their quality of life through implementation of engineered projects that prove environmentally and economically sustainable.

The student team discussed their two most recent projects - water quality projects in Guatemala and in Ethiopia.   In Guatemala the student team designed and built a gravity fed water system that brought clean water to areas of use.  In Ethiopia the student team created a catchment and canal system.  Water quality projects are often chosen by the student engineers because they are more affordable and create high immediate impact.  The UMN chapter is responsible for each project they undertake for five years after installation to ensure efficacy.