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Fairfield Engineering Students Bring Clean Water to Bolivia

engineering student_fairfieldA group of Fairfield University engineering students is helping a rural farming community in Bolivia get access to safe drinking water. The Fairfield students, along with a student chapter of “Engineers Without Borders” from South Dakota State University, traveled to the Unidad Academia Campesina (UAC) in Carmen Pampa, where expansive growth has created challenges with providing adequate potable water systems.

The students used their mechanical engineering skills to work on a water treatment system under the guidance of Bruce Berdanier, professor and dean of Fairfield’s School of Engineering.