This story first appeared on engineering.ok.ubc.ca.
Aquam Solis is among three UBC Okanagan teams who advanced to the final round of this year’s Hackathon that sought solutions to three of the world’s most pressing issues: hunger, clean water, and good health.
Aquam Solis designed a solution to address clean water and sanitation. The team of engineering students was inspired and motivated through their first-year design courses: APSC 169 Fundamentals of Sustainable Engineering Design and APSC 171 Engineering Drawing and CAD/CAM. The courses teach students about the engineering design process, project lifecycle, professional responsibility, rapid prototyping, dimensioning and tolerances, and computer-aided design and modelling.
The team developed a portable filtration device to purify water during extreme flooding events. The device floats on top of the water and cleans water through a passive system. The solution is scalable, affordable and easy-to-use.
Learn more about the World Engineering Day Hackathon at https://worldengineeringday.net/hackathon/