Southern University students and faculty collaborate to bring clean water to Africa

Southern University students and faculty collaborate to bring clean water to Africa

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Some Southern University students and faculty members are taking part in a project to bring sustainable water purification to Ghana.

Southern students and faculty went to the African nation as a part of an Award from the National Science Foundation to the school's Mechanical Engineering department.

The students, along with those at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, will attempt to find the best way to remove an access of naturally occurring fluoride in ground and well water.

SU faculty members participating include Dr. Patrick Mensah, Mechanical Engineering Professor; Dr. Fareed Dawan, a professor of Mechanical Engineering; Dr. Samuel Ibekwe, Mechanical Engineering Professor and Department Chair; and Bernice Ruth, Mechanical Engineering Assistant

SU Students participating in the project include Gabrielle Muhammad, a senior physics major; Lamar Burton, a senior agricultural sciences major; Kristen Hypolite, a senior mechanical engineering major; and Shola Falodun, a senior urban forestry major.

The project is also expected to raise awareness about global water issues and the advantages of studying similar topics.

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