Engineers in Africa

Graduate students at the Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering and Andrew Quicksall, the J. Lindsay Embrey Trustee Assistant Professor at the Lyle School, are traveling to Africa in fall 2011 as part of a new water quality research program in refugee camps. The group is bringing back water samples for analysis in SMU labs, where undergraduate and graduate students are searching for elevated levels of contaminants that can cause health problems.

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Success in Uganda

An update from Dr. Quicksall:

Training a partner from the Nakivale settlement to sample water.

The students have gone, and I leave tomorrow for Kakuma. I return to Nairobi on the weekend then head to Dadaab on Monday morning.

Uganda was a huge success, and these few days have also been fruitful as I have met UNESCO and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees-Kenya.

Heading back to the guest house in Kyangweli settlement. The roads and road use leave much to be desired.

Some of our field gear.

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