Established as part of the UA Engineering 102 High School program, and in coordination with the South African Institute for Civil Engineering and the NASA Space Grant Consortium, Aqualibrium Arizona is a fun way for students to learn about their local water supplies, the roles civil engineers play in providing safe water to their communities, and the importance of protecting water resources.
The learning experience – which also has been incorporated as part of the UA Summer Engineering Academy and other programs – exposes students to regional water supply issues and promotes the importance of Arizona residents using water responsibly. Students learn key concepts in physics and mathematics as applied to water and infrastructure uses in their home communities
The program leads up to an Aqualibrium Water Competition in which students build pipe networks between water sources and containers placed randomly on a 16-point grid. The aim is to distribute three liters of water equally between three containers.