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The Full Belly Project (FBP), has designed a Universal Nut Sheller (UNS) for distribution throughout West Africa and Haiti. The UNS shells large amounts of nuts in a fraction of the time that it would take a single person.
- Create a smaller version of the UNS to be marketed in the US in order to fund FBP's efforts abroad.
- Find a way to make a UNS out of cheaper, lighter and more sustainable materials for the countries of West Africa.
- Find a way to make molds out of recycled plastic bags for the working parts of the UNS using extremely limited resources in Haiti.
In order to stay competitive, tomorrow's engineer will need to become more culturally savvy, as well as adept at implementing appropriate technologies. Capacity building is not about constructing a showcase engineering project. It's about coming up with practical, sustainable solutions that fit the environment, its people and the culture as well. (ASME)
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