UBC engineering students recognized for contributions to community development

Two UBC engineering student teams were presented with an E-Fest 2012 Community Service Learning award for their contributions to community development locally and abroad.

On Vancouver Island, Heather Kempthorne, Wendy Cheng, Cherie Tan, Anastasia Gumulia and David Eng collaborated with local community groups to design and implement an outdoor experimental model to simulate the Courtney River estuary habitat.

In Mexico, Shalaleh Rismani, Roein Manafi and Pranav Chintalapati partnered with Tsomanotik, a two-year old eco-agricultural centre, to develop solar water heaters to be used during warm months for Tsomanotik habitants.

E-Fest is a one-day trade-show event put on by engineering and geoscientist professionals in the Vancouver Public Library that gives the public a view of how engineering affects everyday lives.

For more information, visit: http://blogs.apsc.ubc.ca/engineeringnews/2012/03/01/ubc-engineering-students-recognized-for-outstanding-contributions-to-community-development/