Panel from Lacabanne Rock Mech. Lab showing active and passive seismic imaging

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"I knew that I wanted to help people, as a lot of engineers do. And it’s just a really great way to apply those skills directly to people’s lives—with clean water, the environment, and sustainability."

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Boya Xiong in Lab

Assistant Professor Boya Xiong is developing a simple formula of moringa seeds and water, that if successful, could create masks that are even more effective at protecting us from COVID-19.