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Embry-Riddle Students Discuss Their Work to Bring Clean Water to Earthquake-Ravaged Haiti

Daytona Beach, FL., September 20, 2013

Embry-Riddle Students Discuss Their Work to Bring Clean Water to Earthquake-Ravaged Haiti

WHAT: Project Haiti Trip Report 2013 as part of the Honors Program Feed Your Head Speaker Series. Embry-Riddle students and Dr. Marc Compere, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, will discuss their ongoing involvement in designing and installing water purification systems in Haiti, which is still struggling to recover from a massive earthquake that struck the country in January 2010.

The 12-person team of students and faculty advisors has made four trips to Haiti since 2010 to work with local partners to install water purification systems in refugee camps and children’s homes. Today, their Project Haiti water systems are providing safe drinking water for tens of thousands of people in Haiti, and are a blueprint for others to use in times of disaster around the world.

WHERE: Willie Miller Instructional Center, Gale Lemerand Auditorium, Daytona Beach Campus, 600 S. Clyde Morris Blvd., Daytona Beach, FL. Click here for a map of the campus. The Willie Miller Instructional Center is building No. 11 on the campus map.

WHEN: Wednesday, Sept. 25, from 4:45 to 5:30 p.m.

Click here to access the Project Haiti blog.

Lean more about Project Haiti from the Daytona Beach News-Journal.

CONTACT: James Roddey, Communications & Media Relations Manager, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL; (386) 226-6198; james.roddey@erau.edu

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