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Eichbauer learns simple sometimes works best during summer water project in Nicaragua

The city of Bluefields, Nicaragua, and Bluefields Bay. Environmental engineering undergraduate Kelsey Eichbauer spent eight weeks this summer working in this community with the nonprofit blueEnergy. She helped design and build simple water-filtration systems to reuse so-called "greywater" — all the semi-clean wastewater that comes from everywhere except the toilet. (Photo: Kelsey Eichbauer)

Kelsey Eichbauer spent most of her summer helping design and build systems to treat and recycle greywater for the community in Bluefields, Nicaragua. This is the wastewater from baths, sinks, kitchen appliances, laundry — essentially anywhere but the toilet. The work was part of the Global Leadership Program with blueEnergy, a nonprofit dedicated to providing energy, clean water, and sanitation in coastal Caribbean areas.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Summer in Nicaragua distills Emily Ferrando’s career goals: protect the environment

Emily Ferrando in the Somoto Canyon in Nicaragua.

Undergraduate student Emily Ferrando traveled to Sabana Grande, Nicaragua, over the summer to intern with an organization called Grupo Fenix. Ferrando says the trip, paid for by the Mundy Global Learning Endowment, reaffirmed her desire to work in environmental remediation after graduation.

Friday, November 20, 2015
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