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The research, invention, and design project courses specific to AguaClara are focused on developing technology that can be used to improve the drinking water quality of surface water sources in the Global South. The program is structured to allow students with different levels of expertise to collaborate, invent, and change the world.

Recruitment Fall 2020

Upperclassmen recruitment is over for this semester, but we are still looking for freshmen to join our team for next semester!

We are looking for students of all majors and backgrounds.

To learn more and begin the application process, please attend one of the following information sessions:

Wednesday, Oct. 7 || 5:30pm - 6:30pm Online

Monday, Oct. 12 || 5:30pm - 6:30pm Online

RSVP to our Info Sessions for Zoom Links here

Please fill out the application form!

Applications are due Sunday (10/12) at 11:59pm!

Click this document for the challenges and details of each team.

Contact the team leads at with any questions about the recruitment process.

Want to learn more about each team? Watch the recorded information sessions here:

AguaClara Introduction and Recruitment Information

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Research IT / POST / Floc App

Sensor Development

Graduate Students
  • CEE 5051/5052: AguaClara: Sustainable Water Supply Project
Undergraduate Students
  • CEE 2550: AguaClara: Sustainable Water Supply Project
  • CEE 4520: Sustainable Safe Water on Tap
International Students
  • International Student Research Internships


Why should you join our team?

“Aguaclara has made it clear to me the importance of communication and lifelong friendships; that the key to engineering is a foundation of understanding across ideologies, languages, and cultures. Rather than becoming overwhelmed by the daunting mission that defines Aguaclara, being a part of the team has shown me that there is sophistication in simplicity, innovation in friendship, and beauty in engineering."


- Christopher Galantino, Environmental Engineering '19

“Being surrounded by so many people who are equally committed to using engineering to benefit communities is incredible. It has been so special to do research, watch the implementation of the team’s hard work, and have the opportunity to visit plants in Honduras. AguaClara has inspired a change in my career path to focus more on safe water."


- Clare O'Connor, Environmental Engineering '18