Rensselaer Students Build Sustainable Bedroom for Haitian Orphanage

Members of the student group Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have been hard at work transforming a used 20-foot steel shipping container into a safe, comfortable, and transportable bedroom for orphaned children in Haiti.

ESW members and other students at Rensselaer spent the past semester designing and building the sustainable bedroom, which will provide secure living quarters, shelter from the weather, and reliable electricity for 11 orphans and their caretakers.  Several Rensselaer seniors worked on this project for their capstone design class in the O. T. Swanson Multidisciplinary Design Laboratory.


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