CIVE 525 students Create Hydraulic Ram Pump


Each year, students in CIVE 525 Water Engineering for International Development compete to design the most efficient hydraulic ram pump. The pump needs to convey water from the basement to the roof of the three-story Engineering Building without any external source of power. This winning team this year was: Wesley Back, Kristen Cognac, Taylor Hogan, and Daniel McFarland. Their pump had an efficiency of 72.5%, which set a new record for the competition. Congratulations!

(Pictured left to right: Wesley Back, Taylor Hogan, Daniel McFarland and Kristen Cognac)