- About BLUElab
- Woven Wind: Wind Energy in Guatemala
- Biogas Team: Converting Waste to Fuel
- Hagley Gap: Water Filtration in Jamaica
- NicarAGUA: Rainwater Harvesting and Filtration in Nicaragua
- Living Building Challenge
- BLUElab India
- Past Projects
- Get Involved
What is BLUELab?
BLUElab at the University of Michigan is a student-run organization that works toward sustainable solutions to development problems at home and abroad. Toward our goal, BLUElab coordinates project teams that develop environmentally, culturally, and economically sustainable technologies. BLUElab also organizes educational events to raise awareness of development issues and the critical role engineers play in tackling these technical problems in a socially responsible way. BLUElab’s diverse membership consists of over one hundred undergraduate and graduate students spanning all College of Engineering departments, as well as students studying disciplines outside of engineering. In addition to its members, BLUElab collaborates with other student-run organizations, faculty, professionals, and nonprofits. BLUElab was featured in a Michigan Engineering video called Engineering Social Change, which includes interviews with some of our executive board and project members. See the video here. Any questions, or to join our mailing list, please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
BLUElab In The News
BLUElab was recently featured in the article, Going Beyond Eco-Friendly: Sustainable solutions done right.
Living Building Challenge recently received a grant from the Ford College Community Challenge to aid in their efforts. Read more here and click here to learn more about the Ford College Community Challenge.
Green Building Elements, a group that supports the construction of environmentally friendly buildings, published an article featuring BLUElab's newest team, the Living Building Challenge. Check it out here.
The University of Michigan's College of Engineering published an article about BLUElab's newest project, the renovation of a victorian era Ann Arbor home as part of the Living Building Challenge: Zero water consumption: U-M students to retrofit historic home.
Congratulations to Woven Wind for winning first place in the IBM/IEEE Smarter Planet Challenge! The competition was international and very competitive. Check out their entry here.