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Engineers assess the surrounding water sources in El Tablon, Honduras for a water-stressed Lenca community that would not consider drawing from the nearby springs as they held sacred meaning to their culture.
CERG consists of University of Illinois students and staff researching user-informed approaches in engineering projects around the world.
Contextualized Design and Technology
Identification of Community Influences
Effects of Stakeholder Motivations
Impacts of Group Marginalization
Reponses to Climate Change
This project is a case study of energy needs in the Navajo Nation aimed at better understanding how the local social, political, cultural, and economic factors influence the selection of the most appropriate engineering design solutions for rural and remote communities.