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Rob Goodier

Promising Prototypes to Watch in 2021

January 15, 2021

A solar-powered water desalinator, a passive irrigation controller and cooking fuel made from used diapers made our list of...

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Anna Libey

Research Brief: Who Pays for Water?

October 23, 2020

In the United States, we take for granted that utilities can deliver affordable water at the turn of a...

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Rob Goodier

E4C Turns 10: A Decade of Growth Leads to a Decade of Action

October 22, 2020

Engineering for Change turns 10 this year, and we consider the milestone as the halfway mark between two decades...

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Pía Vásquez

Informal Immigrant Camps Hidden in Chile: How Can We Help?

October 5, 2020

Informal settlements are hidden in Chile, the wealthiest country of Latin America. How can engineers and humanitarians help? The...

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Abbie Noriega

Trailbridges May Have A Far Broader Impact Than Once Thought

September 2, 2020

Early findings from surveys that the non-profit organization Bridges to Prosperity (B2P) conducted in rural Rwanda suggest that our trailbridges...

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Rob Goodier

Five Questions for Judges of Innovate for Impact: Siemens Design Challenge

August 28, 2020

See all of the judges and finalists in the Innovate for Impact: Siemens Design Challenge Experts in their fields...

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Rob Goodier

The Five “E’s” of Human Centered Design in Global Development

August 18, 2020

Human-centered design is a process as fluid as the humans on which it is centered. But it is also...

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Rebecca Sindall

Words Fail Us: Racism in International Development Publishing

July 30, 2020

Earlier this year, we withdrew from guest editing a special journal issue on failures because the publisher’s practices were...

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Rob Goodier

Can Handwashing with Ash or Soil Prevent COVID-19?

July 23, 2020

Handwashing with ash or soil is traditional in impoverished or remote communities that do not have easy access to...

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Andrew Armstrong

Eight Lessons Learned Designing a COVID-19 Response Ventilator

June 25, 2020

Mechanical ventilators in medicine date back to the early 1800s, but even after decades of design evolution, there is...

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