To this end, Zero Mass Water recently installed an array of SOURCE Hydropanels at the school to provide high-quality, delicious drinking water to the school’s students, and staff. SOURCE Hydropanels make drinking water from sunlight and air alone, independent of any infrastructure.
With access to this water, Copper King Elementary has ensured a healthy environment that promotes hydration through the use of innovative technology. In addition to access to SOURCE drinking water, students will learn about the science and engineering of Hydropanels and the relationship they have with the earth’s water cycle.
Rachel Kissner, teacher in the Environmental Engineering Academy at Copper King School shares, “We are so excited to have the opportunity for our students to see real-world innovative engineering in action. Zero Mass solar panels and water filtration systems demonstrates for our students the importance and possibilities of solving problems related to the climate in the 21st century. Plus, the kids really love the idea that their water comes from the air.”
Cindy Wiste, Assistant Director of Science, Technology, Engineering Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) for Pendergast Elementary School District has been involved in the project from its inception. She believes, “Pendergast deeply values student learning in collaboration with community partners. Our high quality STEAM programs appreciate partnerships such as Zero Mass water, because they cause students to think about engineering in terms of social accountability. The Zero Mass Water project allows students to learn about engineering clean water via solar energy. Our excellent teachers and administrators facilitated a life memorable opportunity for these middle school students. For some, it may influence career trajectories and that is so meaningful.”
About Zero Mass Water
Zero Mass Water’s mission is to make drinking water an unlimited resource. SOURCE is a hydropanel that creates drinking water simply from sunshine and air – made possible by the combination of thermodynamics, materials science and controls technology. Zero Mass Water puts the power of safe, high-quality water production into the hands of every person in nearly every climate and corner of the world. Zero Mass Water is headquartered in Scottsdale, AZ. For more information, go to zeromasswater.com or follow Zero Mass Water on Twitter @zeromasswater