“Engineers Without Borders” UK University competition
Posted on July 12, 2018
Steve Harrington, currently studying a BEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Manchester Metropolitan University, was a finalist in a UK-wide University competition in partnership with Engineers without Borders.
The projects aim was to provide an engineering solution for improving the lives of people living in Kibera, a slum home to over 500,000 people in Nairobi, Kenya.
The team designed a Ceramic Water Filter which would provide a cheap and reliable way to make safe drinking water.
Steve’s team came second in the final judging, which had been narrowed down from over 6,000 entrants.
The final was held in London which pitched the team against 36 of the best projects from around the UK, narrowly missing out after surviving a judging panel which initially whittled the contest down to 6 teams, and presenting a final pitch to the Judges detailing the social, economic and people impact that the water filter would have.