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UW students aid projects in Kenya and Guatemala


Photo courtesy of Engineers Without Borders

University of Wyoming mechanical engineering students Gabriel Maestas of Green River, left, and Sam Gates of Saratoga examine part of a water distribution system in a small town in Guatemala. They are members of the UW chapter of Engineers Without Borders.

While one group was in Guatemala working on a water distribution system, another was in Laramie, planning a visit to a village in Kenya that requested help building a dormitory for schoolgirls.

Projects such as these are all in day's work for students in the University of Wyoming chapter of Engineers Without Borders, an organization that provides opportunities for students to contribute to meaningful engineering projects in various parts of the world.

"I joined because I wanted to do something where I would make a difference by helping people," says chapter vice president Abby Huyler, of Fo...

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