Title or Project
TeamLift - Malawi Irrigation System
Niki Schulz, PE
The UP capstone team partnered with the nonprofit TeamLift, to design an irrigation system powered by solar energy for a 7-acre farm located next to St. Mary’s Secondary School for Girls in Malawi, Africa. The irrigation system will improve living conditions for the students by providing plant-based proteins for the 600 students attending the school. Optimizing water demands from a bore hole onsite and utilizing solar pumps and panels, the irrigation system will supply water to a drip network that efficiently waters row and bed crops. This farm will decrease the cost of purchasing food from outside sources for St. Mary’s and act as a “classroom” for local farmers to increase awareness about the benefits of irrigation.
Citation: Pilot Scholars Version (Modified MLA Style)
Dorr, Kim; Klem, Aymon; Prentice, Nadine; and Wernke, Madi, "TeamLift - Malawi Irrigation System" (2020). Engineering E-Portfolios and Projects. 51.