"Braden Hancock is a model of ambition and hard work, a rising star in the engineering profession."
"For our own society, the future is most certainly bright as engineering will continue to bring new and desirable technologies to people every day," said Mattson.
"With his team of BYU students Mattson has been working for three years on how to help those living in poverty get themselves out. The idea is to create (income generating) products that can be produced and sold at extremely low prices."
"Our hope is to more fully connect traditionally trained engineers with opportunities to positively impact the developing world,” Mattson says. “As soon as engineers start working with venture capitalists, policy makers or entrepreneurs, then the engineering efforts will become more widespread.”
"Professor Christopher Mattson received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers for his work creating new technologies for impoverished communities."
"If you're moving water from its source to your crops by the sweat of your own brow, you can't go wrong with a treadle pump."
A team of BYU student "engineers became an integral part of bringing clean water to Tanzania and other impoverished countries through their capstone project, developing an invention that could be the difference between life and death for thousands."
"Most of the products designed by mechanical engineers are made for the wealthy. But not anymore...Dr. Christopher Mattson and his team intend to rethink engineering and learn how it can help the poor."