Regina Clewlow started the organization Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW) to encourage fellow engineers to brainstorm ways to improve the lives of people in poor countries.
And now a slum in India has cleaner water, thanks to filters developed by ESW.
As a high school student, Regina learned about environmental issues through Amnesty International. In college, however, she was disappointed to find that there weren’t many opportunities to connect engineering to social problems. Her organization now has about 3,000 members. Clewlow is currently getting a Ph.D. in engineering systems and studying how developing countries can use renewable energy.