The Umm el-Jimal Project

The Umm el-Jimal Project was founded in 1972 by Calvin College professor emeriti, Dr. Bert de Vries, but dates back to research done at Princeton University in 1905. This project emphasizes the restoration and integration of the archeological site of Umm el-Jimal into the surrounding community, also called Umm el-Jimal. A part of this project is the reactivation of Roman-era reservoirs on the archeological site. The Umm el-Jimal Project has partnered with the Clean Water Institute to help in the design.

Clean Water Institute of Calvin College

The Clean Water Institute of Calvin College is an interdisciplinary institute lead by Engineering professor, Dr. David Wunder. The institute is committed to finding sustainable clean water solutions that are unique to the communities being served. The institute also emphasizes student participation. They have sent students to Jordan, Peru, and Ecuador in the past and provided multiple corresponding summer research opportunities to students as well. The institute has graciously allowed our senior design team to participate in proposing a solution to the water reactivation in Umm el-Jimal, Jordan.

Calvin College Engineering Department

The Calvin College Engineering Department is dedicated to providing students with an excellent education in engineering though classroom and workplace experience in a Christian environment. The engineering department also has put together and funded the senior design course. Basically, they make us look good.