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WTHR: ‘It’s monumental’ | UIndy student project to improve water access in Africa

Engineering students WTHR

A student project inspired in a classroom at the University of Indianapolis is now helping the world.

A group of engineering students developed a prototype device to allow a vehicle engine in Africa to be hooked up to a well and pump water out of the ground. It’s called a “power take-off system.”

“We are here almost every single day working on small portions of the project,” said Mitchell Blazek, a sophomore at UIndy. “It’s monumental. It’s the only reason I chose engineering so that I could actually do something and now it feels like I am actually doing something.” [continue reading]