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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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