Engineers Without Borders works toward clean water for Ecuador community

first_imgThe Notre Dame chapter of Engineers Without Borders contributed to budding engineering developments abroad in a winter break trip to Ecuador this year.The social service organization is currently in the middle of a five-year partnership with the San Pedro de Suma community in Ecuador. With the assistance of its parent organization, Engineers Without Borders USA, and the mentorship of two engineering professionals, the club has developed a sustainable project in terms of assessment, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. Cristina Interiano | The Observer President of Engineers Without Borders at Notre Dame senior Madelyn Wesoloski believes the personal relationship the club establishes with the community is essential to the success of the project. “There were two projects over winter break that we implemented,” Wesloski said. “We did chlorination at the two schools there and the town really liked it. Because the town was excited about chlorination, it will now be community-wide, which will be another assessment trip. We can extend our commitment with the community a bit, but we try to fit what we can in there. We travel there at least once a year, because if not, they can lose faith in you and you won’t seem invested.”The club started planning for this implementation trip last year. As part of the preparation process, club members did alternative analyses work for the water chlorinator and the wall they built around the schools to prevent animals from getting in (and students from leaving). During the fall, students prepared designs and calculations for the projects.Project lead and senior Jen Lies emphasized that Engineers Without Borders is focused on improving the health and welfare of those in the community. After the club’s assessment trip last year, they determined the water chlorinator was not just something the community wanted, but a pressing need and a project that the club could feasibly do.“Water chlorination is important because there is E. coli in the water. Wastewater treatment there is poor,” Lies said. “The chlorinator hasn’t gone live yet, but we are looking to increase health and general well-being of the community through the quality of water. We got to see designs we had been working on for entire year come into reality, which was awesome. We couldn’t have done it without the strength of partners who are volunteers and community contractors. It was great to see teamwork despite the bumps in the road.”Prior to the winter break implementation trip to Ecuador, members of the club created pamphlets about water chlorination in Spanish for the community to address the stigma associated with water chlorination. They also wrote maintenance and operation manuals so that town members could effectively use the systems. Wesoloski said the San Pedro de Suma community having a hands-on role in the project will ultimately lead to the successful implementation and effective use of the water chlorinator.“One cool thing is that last year the community was unsure about chlorine and water treatment system. Now, they’re asking if we can do it on a community-wide scale. They bought into water treatment as a whole,” Wesoloski said. “The wall was built by local contractors and labor was from the community. That’s another part of this. We don’t go in and do isolated things, but we involve local people and the economy with the projects. They have a lot of local knowledge that makes projects more effective.”Looking towards the future, Engineers Without Borders is expanding their work to projects in South Bend and increasing fundraising to accommodate the growing club. “We want to make sure people are comfortable and have access to the resources they need,” sophomore and treasurer Mike Marino said. “We hope our students learn a lot about the engineering process. Not just how it feels to interact with the community, but also what it feels [like] to make an impact. It is such a fun process with a lot of cooperation, and we know our work has an impact. We do the numbers, help communities with discernment and figure out what it means to be an engineer.”Engineers Without Borders meets Wednesdays at 6 p.m. in Duncan Student Center. Tags: Engineers Without Borders, San Pedro de sumalast_img read more

Few simple tricks have turned this 80s home into a modern paradise

first_img24 Allspice Drive, Ashmore.“Families will love the elevation of the property and how centrally located to Schools it is.” Pindara Private Hospital, Shopping Centres, beautiful parklands and sporting facilities are also within a 5km radius of the home. 24 Allspice Drive, Ashmore.A FRESH lick of paint and a stylish set of kitchen finishes was just what this Ashmore home needed to make it a street stand out.Homeowners Judy and Will Mockeridge bought the 80s house in 2015 and gave it a modern facelift that would completely transform the home and the street. Located at 24 Allspice Drive the home combines old with new and oozes clean lines. 24 Allspice Drive, Ashmore.Ray White Benowa agents Mark and Skye Rustin are marketing the property and described the three-bedroom home as a ‘delightful abode’. “This wonderful family home is situated only a short walk away from Sweetgum Park and also has easy access to a walking track and dog park known as Sun Valley park,” Mr Rustin said. A new designer kitchen, custom cabinetry and stone bench tops create a contemporary style. Porcelain floor tiles feature throughout the open plan living area and kitchen while a separate dining room opens onto a large timber deck. 24 Allspice Drive, Ashmore.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North5 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoMr Rusitn said the stylish homes doesn’t come without a good view. “The deck captures fantastic views to the Surfers Paradise Skyline,” he said.“It is nestled high on Allspice Drive in the popular “Bellevue Park Precinct” and sunsets are a delight here.” center_img 24 Allspice Drive, Ashmore.“Situated in The Bellevue Park Primary and Benowa High School Catchment,“ Bellevue Park” is regarded as one of the most desirable pockets of Ashmore,” he said. “With the Commonwealth Games Headquarters now established nearby, this pocket of Ashmore is expected to remain in high demand for people relocating and those seeking an investment. 24 Allspice Drive, Ashmore.According to Mr Rusitn the home has been renovated inside and out. “With three bedrooms downstairs, the main comes with a newly renovated ensuite and a separate main bathroom that has also recently undergone a contemporary renovation,” he said. “There is also access to a low maintenance courtyard with approval in place for a pool.” Mr Rustin said the modern home is perfect for families.last_img read more

Sumner County Sports Calendar for this week:

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Tom Brady says goodbye to the Patriots: ‘My football journey will take place elsewhere’

first_imgIt is, apparently, the end of an era.Much ado has been made whether or not Tom Brady would remain a member of the Patriots for the 2020 season. After many reports signaling the potential end of the Brady-Belichick-Patriots era in New England, on Tuesday, it appears that Brady confirmed those rumors with a heartfelt goodbye post on Twitter. MORE: Tom Brady joins these 10 other Hall of Fame QBs who changed teams FOREVER A PATRIOT— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) March 17, 2020To all my teammates, coaches, executives and staff, Coach Belichick, RKK and the Kraft family and the entire organization. I want to say thank you for the past twenty years of my life and the daily commitment to winning and creating a winning culture built on great values. I am grateful for all that you have taught me – I have learned from everyone. You all have allowed me to maximize my potential and that is all a player can ever hope for. Everything we have accomplished brings me great joy and the lessons I have learned will carry on with me forever. I couldn’t be the man I am today without the relationships you have allowed me to build with you. I have benefited from all you have given me. I cherished every opportunity I had to be a part of our team, and I love you all for that. Our team has always set a great standard in pro sports and I know it will continue to do just that. Although my football journey will take place elsewhere, I appreciate everything that we have achieved and am grateful for our incredible TEAM accomplishments. I have been privileged to have had the opportunity to know each and everyone of you, and to have the memories we’ve created together.LOVE YOU PATS NATION— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) March 17, 2020On Tuesday, Brady’s contract with the Patriots officially expired, meaning he’s free to sign with any team seeking QB help come Wednesday, the official open of NFL free agency. Until then, teams can contact Brady and his agent, but no official contract can be signed until midweek.Of course, Brady seemingly moving on from Foxborough means all comers are excited for the change:@TomBrady good morning! Heard the news. Just making sure you are good? Asking for my friends..— cordarrelle patterson (@ceeflashpee84) March 17, 2020There are no shortage of suitors, with the Buccaneers apparently leading the charge. Now the world waits to see where Brady goes next.last_img read more