Narrator: This is Science Today. Engineers for a Sustainable World is a global nonprofit research network of students, faculty and professionals that's headquartered at the University of California, Merced. E. Daniel Hirleman, dean of engineering, says the organization is dedicated to finding sustainable solutions to global challenges.
Hirleman: The vision of Engineers for a Sustainable World is improving the quality of life and the prosperity of the planet, but in a way that's economically, environmentally and socially sustainable.
Narrator: Projects are currently focused on the energy needs of rural villages around the world that lack electricity. This includes efforts to help parts of India with water conservation and drip irrigation methods.
Hirleman: These are villages, there's actually 4,000 in India that have been notified that they'll never have electricity. And so we think if we can help bring electricity to those villages and engage the students from ESW chapters around the world, that would be a great thing for the next generation of engineers.
Narrator: For Science Today, I'm Larissa Branin.