WHO WE ARE
The BLUElab India Project (BLIP) is a multidisciplinary student organization at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor dedicated to co-designing sustainable, appropriate technology with the rural communities of Dolatpura and Barola, which are located near Kalol in Gujarat, India.
While BLUElab India Project is an organization affiliated with the College of Engineering, members are also drawn from multiple schools including the College of Literature, Science and the Arts and the School of Art and Design. BLUElab India Project is part of the umbrella organization, BLUElab, which has project teams working all over the world that are dedicated to co-designing sustainable solutions.
WHAT WE DO
Over the last two years, we have focused on co-designing solutions to two problems: excessive smoke from cookstoves and lack of usable toilets, both of which were discovered on the May 2014 trip. Based on our May 2017 needs assessment, our upcoming project will address the need of obtaining drinking water.
Check out our blog for frequent updates about our work and travels.