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An Unlikely Partnership

A photograph of Michigan Engineering alumnus Ed Shearer and Michigan Engineering BLUElab member Samantha Rahmani working together in Guatemala.

Michigan Engineering alum Ed Shearer helps Michigan Engineering BLUElab member Samantha Rahmani measure the dimensions of an overflow tank on the water supply line to the village of Chaquitón in Guatemala. Villagers at Chaquitón have complained that the pollution in the spring tap water makes their kids sick. UM students are here to develop affordable and efficient system to purify water. They partnered up with Gloria Dei Lutheran Church where Michigan Engineering Alum Ed Shearer is a member. CALMS (Central American Lutheran Mission Society) arranged the logistic of their stay in Guatemala. Chaquitón, Guatemala. August 28th, 2015. Read the full story here. Photo by Marcin Szczepanski/Multimedia Director and Senior Producer, University of Michigan, College of Engineering