Last month several engineering students from the UK Paducah campus had the experience of a lifetime traveling to Bangang, Cameroon. Jeffrey Seay, assistant professor of chemical and materials engineering at the UK Paducah campus, led the group on this journey across the world.
During their 10-day stint in the rural African village, the group worked with the African Center for Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technology with the goal of producing cost effective, environmentally friendly biodiesel for the villagers.
Using old oil drums, car parts and scrap metal, the group created a processor that used wood or charcoal as heat. To read more about their journey, read this story that was published in the Paducah Sun.
Bravo to these students and the College of Engineering for their work!