Civil engineering students visit Suriname to design water project

"Engineers identify what's needed technically but they listen to the users." In January, four Bucknell University civil and environmental engineering seniors traveled to Tumaipa, a village in Suriname, South America, to put that design principle to work.

Tumaipa has about 300 residents and one Peace Corps volunteer - 2007 graduate Laura Roberts who approached the engineering faculty for help in designing a water supply and distribution system for the village.

During the fall semester, the four students completed a feasibility study for the water project, then spent a week in Tumaipa during winter break, doing hands-on research and interacting with the villagers. || Read the news story.


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