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    Missouri S&T students pose in front of the La Merced Church in Antigua.

  • GeeAugust

    Holy Week is a national holiday, and one of the biggest celebrations is held in Antigua. Here some students take photos of an alfombra, or colored sawdust carpet, in the predawn hours of Good Friday.

  • GeeNovember

    Natives of the Guatemalan highlands use ceramic pot filters to remove naturally-occurring fecal pathogens from drinking water. Coliform testing kits were used by S&T students to evaluate the effectiveness of the filters.

  • GeeDecember

    The International Engineering and Design class has a strong connection to the Hogar de los Ninos orphanage in San Sebastian de Lemoa. The S&T students always enjoy visiting the children at the hogar.

  • GeeFebruary

    Ecofiltro, which hosted the International Engineering and Design class while in Guatemala, works with local humanitarian organizations to provide access to homes that use ceramic pot filters such as this residence in Santa Cruz de Atitlan.

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    Temple of the Mask (Temple II) at Tikal. Geological engineering students also have the opportunity to visit the Inca city of Machu Picchu in Peru.

  • GeeApril

    A Santa Cruz resident watches students collect a water sample to determine if the household’s ceramic pot filter is effectively disinfecting her drinking water.

  • GeeMay

    An important part of working in another country is learning to communicate in the local language. Students take Spanish language training in Guatemala as a part of their International Engineering and Design class.

  • GeeJune

    Students have the opportunity to visit places off the beaten path in Guatemala, including the art studio of Feliciano Bal in Comalapa, Chimaltenango.

  • GeeJuly

    Bleach was used to disinfect water used in some of the ceramic pot filter experiments, and it was necessary to test the water for the chlorine content. At least this one time, it was both a serious and humorous task!

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