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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...

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...

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,...

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...

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:...

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...

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...


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