Student Projects 2013-14
By Emily Wyatt on September 8, 2014
Engineers Without Borders (EWB) is committed to ending extreme poverty in Africa by working with local partners to implement systemic changes. The UBC chapter has sent two students overseas as Junior Fellows (JFs) in 2014 to work as volunteers building capacity in a Malawi Water Development Office and an organization in Ghana called All Voices Matter.
By Emily Wyatt on August 31, 2014
Through this project we worked on developing a new, relatively untested technology for producing renewable energy, synthetic natural gas. We did this by creating a small scale reactor which transforms carbon dioxide and water vapor into “carbon neutral” methane (natural gas), by utilizing the following reactions.
2 H2O + energy → O2 + 2 H2 → CO2 + 4 H2 + energy → 2 H2O + CH4
By Emily Wyatt on May 20, 2014
UBC Mine Rescue is a team of students interested in competing against other universities in the various aspects of underground search and rescue, firefighting, and first aid. The goal of the team is to produce new graduates entering industry with a strong culture of safety and familiarity with the equipment and practices used in mine rescue.