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Conducting this project truly taught me how hard trying to solve real world problems can be. Set-backs and other challenges should be expected, but through perseverance and a dedicated team they can be overcome and often result in a more complete final product.

Mechanical Engineering

Research Topic: Human-Powered Water Pump Graduation Year: 2017

Arcaro worked with a team to create a human powered water pump for Kenyan communities to recreate and use. Over 1 billion people lack access to clean water globally. This pump has the potential to bring up enough water from current boreholes to service a community in under thirty minutes. The community no longer has to spend hours pulling up water, and can now spend their extra time learning in school, or taking care of their families.