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.
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.
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