With permission from their department coordinators, undergraduate students at the University of Pittsburgh use a variety of credit bearing project course opportunities to participate in research and service-learning projects such as Senior Research Projects,
Special Projects, senior design projects and Engineering for Humanity Certificate projects to:
1. Develop and implement research and student service-learning projects regarding all aspects of low-cost ceramic water filters manufactured with locally sourced materials.
2. Provide technical support to NGOs and community organizations that develop and implement low-cost water filters.
Graduate students involved in the Ceramic Filter Project focus on closely related research and assist undergraduate students with their research and service-learning projects.
The Ceramic filter Project also maintains an archive of previous projects and associated databases.
Students are encouraged to attend our regular meetings and participate in Ceramic Filter Project workshops to develop relevant knowledge and skills for their research or service-learning project. The students are also mentored to encourage them to remain active in the development and implementation of ceramic water filters after graduation.