Monday, March 2, 2020, 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Seamans Center , 2001C - Engineering Library
103 South Capitol Street, Iowa City, IA 52240

Can you and your friends build the best water filter?  If you think so, grab 2-4 of our friends and sign up today for the water filtration challenge.  During the week you will be asked to build a water filter with materials provided, test it and redesign though out the week to do a final test and presentation on Saturday, March 7th.

This challenge is free to compete!  Teams must be registered by February 24th.



  • March 2nd – (Creative Space – Engineering Library)
    • Kick-Off to get parameters and materials
    • Evening (Creative Space – Engineering Library)– One-on-one assistance to research the materials given and learn more in-depth information of water filters
  • March 3-6 – (Creative Space – Engineering Library)
    • Open each evening from 6pm-8pm to test water filter (extra materials available and well as simulated wastewater)
    • Each group is only able run their filter test twice!
  • March 7th (2040 SC)
    • Final test & Presentation


Who is this open to? 

  • Undergraduate students in good standing with the University of Iowa from ANY department.
  • Groups of 3-5 students – they do not need to be from the same department or college.


Sponsored by: Engineering Technology Center, Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates, Lichtenberger Engineering Library, and Office of Sustainability and the Environment

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Kari Kozak in advance at 319-335-6046 or