Engineers Without Borders gets $50,000.
Finance and Commerce, Minneapolis, MN.  March 24, 2009.

"The University of Minnesota chapter of Engineers Without Borders has
received a $50,000 grant for environmentally friendly engineering
projects in Haiti and Uganda.

The grant — which came from the University of Minnesota’s Institute on
the Environment and its signature program, the Initiative for Renewable
Energy and the Environment — will help the student-led EWB to design and
implement biogas digesters in Cap Haitien, Haiti.

The biogas project will suppress disease and produce a renewable fuel
for heating, cooking and agriculture, according to a University of
Minnesota press release.

In addition, the grant will support a team of EWB students who are
creating a solar-powered water supply system for Hope Integrated Academy
in Uganda. The system will provide clean drinking water for the school
and more than 500 villagers.

For more information about UM's chapter of Engineers Without Borders go

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