Students Win Strauss Scholarships for Public Service
By Sharon Campbell Knox on May 27, 2021
"A solar-powered well in rural Nigeria and a free diabetes clinic in Sacramento are among the undergraduate public service projects selected for funding by the Donald A. Strauss Foundation in 2021. UC Davis juniors Chiduben Victor Nnaji and Rishi Sharma will each be awarded $15,000 to implement their projects in the coming year.
Nnaji, a civil engineering student has designed a solar-powered water pump for the rural Amurri community of his homeland, Nigeria. The pump will tap into the local aquifer and deliver clean water via a system of storage tanks connected to taps. Nnaji’s plan also includes collaboration with regional leadership to ensure equitable access for the people of the region and education on sustainable water use."