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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Where settlements spring up

An update from Dr. Quicksall:

A "town" in Khaka refugee sttlement in west-central Uganda.

In Uganda the settlements (not camps) are integrated with nationals.  They are also very rural and spread out.  Therefore villages or towns spring up like this one.

We found a lion in Nairobi National Park on a half-day safari.

 

Onlookers check us over.

 

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