The Rapid Adaptive Need Assessment (RANA) Kit is a device that can be dropped into contaminated bodies of water and sends feedback telling the user whether the water is potable or not, based on several parameters.  The goal of the RANA Kit Project is to decrease the size of the already existing device from 55 pounds to 10-15 pounds. We will be putting together a team of skillful civil, mechanical, and computer engineers to fulfill this goal and eventually put the kit to use. 

Team Leader

Collin Moore


Civil and Environmental Engineering

Graduates: May, 2019

Team Members

Mary Blankemeier​

Graduates: May, 2021

Andy Hui

Graduates: May, 2021

Hsing Chun Lin

Graduates: May, 2021

Jason Thomas

Graduates: May, 2021

Rohan Taneja

Graduates: May, 2021

Our mission is to inspire students to be proactive and contextually-aware Engineers who empower communities to attain their basic human needs in a sustainable manner.

Engineers Going Global

P.O. Box 4000314

Charlottesville, VA 22904


Although this organization has members who are University of Virginia students and may have University employees associated or engaged in its activities and affairs, the organization is not a part of or an agency of the University. It is a separate and independent organization which is responsible for and manages its own activities and affairs. The University does not direct, supervise or control the organization and is not responsible for the organization’s contracts, acts or omissions.