Engineering for Change

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Rob Goodier

A Better Battery, a Prosthetic Hand and a Sanitary Pad Disposal System Win ISHOW India

May 5, 2021

Three startups emerged as winners of the Indian segment of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Innovation Showcase (ASME...

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Rob Goodier

Simprints Puts Faces (and Fingerprints) to Names

April 9, 2021

Editor’s note: The U.K. biometrics startup Simprints is developing ways of identifying the hundreds of millions of people whose...

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Eric Verploegen

Clay Pot Coolers: Keep Produce Fresh Without Electricity

March 30, 2021

Introducing the Guide to Assembling, Using, and Maintaining Clay Pot Coolers, the result of a collaboration by MIT D-Lab,...

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Jonathan Truslove

How High Thresholds for Water Quality Can Hide Poor Service

March 10, 2021

There is a commonly cited statistic that “between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of the global population using an...

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Jacob Mugendi

Needed: An Ecosystem for Meaningful Digital Innovation in Northern Kenya

February 16, 2021

The author, Jacob Mugendi, discusses this research on a panel in a recorded E4C Webinar, Digital Development in Kenya:...

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Julio Diarte

A Two-For-One Solution: Repurpose Cardboard Waste to Build Homes

January 29, 2021

What if we could reduce the amount of garbage we produce and build low-cost homes to solve housing shortages...

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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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