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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Nearly ninety students showcased their skills in a disaster relief and preparedness competition, Saturday.
Teams of up to five had to create concepts and prototypes for cooking, pumping water, storing food and medicine, and providing communications in the wake of a natural disaster.
The competition was held in Armstrong Hall and open to all Purdue Students. The concepts will be further developed throughout the semester through the school's EPICS or Engineering Projects in Community Service program.
Ph.D. Student in Bio-Medical Engineering, Shruthi Suresh said in light of all of the hurricanes that happened across the country this past year, this competition is relevant.
"The number of disasters that are going on is just way too high so if we're able to design something for one of them, I think it's something that would be able to be applied globally," said Suresh.
Prizes will be given out to the best designs in several categories.