Learn how a career in mechanical engineering can help save lives through cleaner burning cookstoves. Vi Rapp saves lives through engineering. She is a research scientist and mechanical engineer at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory who designs clean, efficient, wood-burning cookstoves for communities around the world.
The new e-book, Engineering Is Saving the World with Cookstoves, tells the story of the need for a new design for cookstoves in Darfur and how researchers have worked to make that happen. Videos, animations and interactive graphics explain the design process, and provide a deep dive into science concepts, like combustion. This video is part of the e-book.