January 12th: Bioengineering Project. Drinking Water Testing Incubator Project 1/3

During the first quarter of this year, the members at our South Metro High School chapter have been working on mimicking a real life project originally developed by the Bioengineering Lab at CU Anschutz with the goal to provide safe drinking water to communities in the Trifinio region in Guatemala where children have experienced low growth and people have died due to drinking unsafe water. The girls have had the opportunity of asking specific questions and learn intricate details about an international experience from the hand of Mandy Perras, our partner for the South Metro chapter, who was part of the team that developed and tested this project in Guatemala.

The design of the project is divided in 3 learning & design units:

  1. Enclosure

  2. Energy

  3. Control System

During the January session, the girls explored different materials. They created sketches in their phone to track and analyze the possibilities of their choices based on the set constraints: The box had to be lightweight and fit in a carry-on suitcase and the whole thing had to be easily replicated in another country.

Stay tune to see how the girls solve these problems!