Iowa Magazine: Five Weeks in Ghana

Friday, March 11, 2011

By Ben Hill in collaboration with Craig Just

Four University of Iowa students (Kali Feiereisel, international studies; Thomas Bang, civil and environmental engineering; Sara Rourke, medicine; Nathan Rourke, chemical engineering) and faculty advisor Craig Just from the College of Engineering spent five weeks in a small village called Kobreti in Ghana.

The assessment trip was part of a development partnership between The University of Iowa, Engineers Without Borders USA, Self-Help International, and people living in Ghana. The hope is that sustainable development focused on water, sanitation, and energy will occur over time in ways that enable improved community health and prosperity.

Learn more about their trip on a video at