Resource Magazine September/October 2012 : Page 25

P h o t o g r a p h e r : P a t r i c k R a n s d e l l May 2012 Hydropower Design Team Leader, Department of Civil Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA Ca m e r o o n Q u a r t e t , clockwise from top left : “Momanyi Works on Hydropower Turbine” Momanyi, a Kenyan technician, works diligently in the small Cameroonian village of Bangang to better understand a new hydropower turbine design proposed by a student-lead team from Purdue University's Global Engineering Program in May 2012. “Finished Shaft Seal” A delicately fabricated, oil-impregnated bronze shaft seal, for use on a new hydropower turbine prototype, is held by a student from Purdue University during the trip to Cameroon. “Student Fabricating a Basic Utility Vehicle” Chester Magiera, a student in the College of Agriculture at Purdue University, grinds through a piece of angle iron during the fabrication of a basic utility vehicle design in Cameroon. “Shaft Seal on the Lathe” An oil-impregnated bronze shaft seal is spun around on the lathing machine during fabrication of a new hydropower tur-bine prototype design implemented by students from Purdue. RESOURCE September/October 2012 25

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