WHAT IS WATER ENGINEERING 4 GOOD?
WE4G is an online STEAM competition for middle and high school students. Teams use their creativity and interest in sustainability to engineer a prototype of a device or system to conserve water inside or outside the home, in industry, in agriculture, or in water treatment and distribution. They will learn from water industry professionals and through their own research about how climate change is affecting Southern California’s water supply.
Through teamwork, they will develop a concept, create a CAD model of their conservation solution, and build a small-scale physical model out of recycled/upcycled materials. The teams will also create a video journal and social media posts to document their progress and share their knowledge and approach with others.
At the conclusion, the teams will give a multimedia presentation of their engineering solution to a panel of water industry experts. WE4G culminates in an online awards event in late March 2024. Students will have learned valuable skills as they work on a conservation project. Importantly they gain early exposure to water industry careers and recognize their potential to be part of the solution for climate change.