Since 2003, Water for Waslala has been a key partner for the engineering service program. Faculty and students travel to Nicaragua each year to evaluate water resources in low-income rural communities, and incorporate potential development projects into the undergraduate senior design curriculum. Students on these trips are expected to identify areas of need, and also build relationships with local partners and organizations in this central mountain region. In addition to the design and implementation of water supply networks and the improvement of water quality, multidisciplinary engineering work is also being done in the areas of renewable energy and communication systems. One recent project involved the installation of a prototype system for a telehealth project, which uses local cell phone networks and server connections to help improve communication between rural health workers and hospital staff members in a town a day’s journey away.