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Team ROUH Featured on Stage with Bill Clinton at CGI U
Energy Systems student Harsh Engineer, MS'19, and his team ROUH were one of five teams featured in the lightning round of the 11th annual Clinton Global Initiate University (CGI U) annual meeting, which brings together over a thousand innovative student leaders from over a hundred countries to make Commitments to Action in CGI U's five focus areas: Education, Environment and Climate Change, Peace and Human Rights, Poverty Alleviation, and Public Health. Team ROUH is the only team from Northeastern University to ever be featured on stage with President Bill Clinton as part of the lightning round at CGI U.
Harsh's speech in video is around the 35 minute mark.
ROUH is focused on solving the problem of lack of heating & cooling technologies in refugee camps, slums & villages of developing countries and for the low income/below poverty line communities. They are working on building a technology which is cheap, portable, GHG emissions-free and can run on a 12V/24V DC battery. At present, Harsh, Alexandra Tarzikhan, L'18/MPH'18, alum Jennifer Mudawar, MS'18, and Jay Engineer (India) are working on this project for the CGI U meeting. They have just registered themselves as one of the IDEA ventures and are working on raising funds to build the prototype and on the other aspects of the project. They are also looking for engineers, anyone who is pursuing science, law, public health or from any other field and would be interested in collaborating and joining hands in this and future humanitarian activities that they will tackle in future.
Pictures Courtesy of Clinton Foundation, CGI U 2018 team