A group of students from the Dubai campus received the People's Prize for the idea to create a simpler, greener, economical future – a cook stove ecoPit!

Saadeddine El Nakib, Balaji Kumar and Karan Kumar gave a presentation that wowed the judges on Friday, June 14 in the Grand Finals of Engineering for People Design Challenge hosted by Engineering Without Borders (EWB).

They were amongst 6,500 students and 31 universities across the UK and Ireland who took part.

The Engineering for People Design Challenge launched in the UK in 2011 in partnership with Engineers Without Borders Australia.

It has improved the skills and competencies of over 28,000 undergraduates and to date, student design ideas have focused on communities in India, Nepal, Cambodia, Australia, Vietnam, Timor Leste, Cameroon and more.