By Heather Pribil,
Missouri University of Science and Technology’s chapter of Engineers Without Borders traveled to Nahualate, Guatemala to continue its work to aid in providing access to safe drinking water for the community of around 3,000 people. The group was in Guatemala from Saturday, January 16th through Monday, January 18th, and during their time there continued work on implementing their full plan for a water distribution system.
Due to time restrictions, this trip was focused on meeting with the Nahualate community and company contacts in Guatemala, as well as evaluating the progress of their water distribution system. Those representing the team on this trip were Michael Steingraeber, current Distribution Sub-Team Lead and sophomore in petroleum engineering, and Matthew Baer, the current Team Lead and junior in ceramic engineering.