A group of Arizona State University students will travel to Africa this summer to make progress on a five-year project to help improve the quality of life for residents of three rural villages in the country of Kenya.

Several members of the ASU chapter of Engineers Without Borders plan to spend about five weeks during July and August in the Bondo Rarieda district of Kenya to resurface one of several defective dams that are essential elements of the region’s water-supply system. Read more

Amy Shaw, a recent ASU civil engineering graduate, is pictured in Kenya in 2012 during a trip to prepare for a dam rehabilitation project. Her work is part of an ongoing effort by students in the ASU chapters of Engineers Without Borders to help residents in rural villages in the African country to improve management of their water resources. Shaw taught local residents how to perform land surveying to enable them to accurately determine the required elevations at which new dam walls had to be built.

Amy Shaw, a recent ASU civil engineering graduate, is pictured in Kenya in 2012 during a trip to prepare for a dam rehabilitation project. Her work is part of an ongoing effort by students in the ASU chapters of Engineers Without Borders to help residents in rural villages in the African country to improve management of their water resources. Shaw taught local residents how to perform land surveying to enable them to accurately determine the required elevations at which new dam walls had to be built.