A student of the University of St. Thomas recently created a cost-effective water filtration system for underprivileged countries, crediting his innovation to his faith foundation.
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University of St. Thomas (UST) in Houston, Tex., says that its Cameron School of Business is educating students to be "leaders of faith and character" by giving them the training needed to act ethically and responsibly in the business world.
As a case in point, UST recently featured on its website an initiative by business student Andres Cuellar to create a cost-effective water filtration system for underprivileged countries.
Cuellar, an MBA candidate, was given an assignment to create a business plan in an emerging market. Cuellar and his team researched and created an electricity-free water filtration system using only local materials such as clay, sawdust and plastic. Since starting the project last spring, he has traveled to the Philippines to perform a feasibility study. A business leader even reached out to offer coaching money and resources to assist the project.
Cuellar described the impact his faith and attending UST have had on his success:
University of St. Thomas in Houston is recommended in The Newman Guide for its strong Catholic identity.
Originally published by The Cardinal Newman Society's Catholic Education Daily on 3 December 2013.