Photo Essay: Duke Engineers for International Development in 2015

Duke Engineers for International Development (DEID) is a student organization that sends student-led groups to locations around the globe to assess and implement engineering projects that spur development. After working with communities to identify their needs, the teams collaborate with professors and professional mentors during the school year to design solutions that are implemented in the following summer.

In 2015, four teams went abroad to help construct a variety of engineering needs in communities in Uganda, Honduras, Rwanda and Costa Rica. From clean-cooking stoves to the construction of a bridge over an often-flooded river bed, these students helped make a direct difference in the lives of hundreds of people.

Read more about their projects below and see some of their handiwork below.