Senior Honors Projects, 2020-current

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Date of Graduation

5-9-2021

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yes

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (BS)

Department

Department of Engineering

Advisor(s)

Dr. Adebayo Ogundipe

Dr. Justin Henriques

Dr. Kristen McCleary

Abstract

This paper explores the relationship between poverty, water quality, community health, and education in Tanzania and Guatemala. These metrics will allow for a thorough analysis of the relationships between the countries and will determine their impact on the other aspects in these two countries. While Guatemala and Tanzania are very different countries, they share many things in common such as inequalities among different groups, having many different groups of indigenous people, having most people living in rural areas, and are located on a coast. Also, they share similarities regarding poverty, water quality, community health, and education. By looking into these four metrics, conclusions were drawn about technologies and ways of life in these areas. Additionally, after analyzing data and comparing the similarities, differences, and unique aspects, the correlation between these five different factors inspired some ideas on ways to improve rural communities in these countries. One of the goals of this project is to help develop ways to translate lessons learned from different communities and countries to others.

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