Social and Environmental Responsibility Report

Service Learning Projects At Embry-Riddle, Eagle values call on us to be of service to one another. Often, as described here, service involves learning – whether students are providing clean water to people in Haiti, leveraging drones to help protect sea turtles or conducting aerial assessments of natural disasters to help first responders. Clean Water for Haitians For nine years – up until a global pandemic restricted travel – Embry-Riddle students helped design and build filtration systems to bring safe drinking water to people in Haiti. After the earthquake that struck Haiti in 2010, a group of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University students approached Dr. Marc Compere, associate professor of Mechanical

Engineering, with the idea of using their engineering skills to provide humanitarian aid. They installed their first water filtration

system that summer and have returned nearly every year since to develop partnerships with Haitian counterparts, design water and solar purification technology and start business training in the communities. During the most recent Embry-Riddle visit to Haiti, Eagles built a reverse osmosis filtration system for a Haitian school and orphanage. This service work helps communities stricken with cholera and other illnesses resulting from contaminated drinking water.

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