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Big Ten Network Features Carpenter's Unique Underground Approach to Water Filtration and Art Education

Screen Shot From Big Ten Interview

"One in ten people do not have adequate access to clean water. This is unacceptable." That quote by B. Stephen Carpenter II, professor of art education and african american studies at Penn State, introduces a new video produced by the Big Ten Network that profiles his unique 'underground' approach to water filtration and art education. Working from his basement studio in the Arts Cottage, he adds, "for us, art education is about social engagement. The light bulb goes off and they [students] say I might be able to respond in a really simple way that might have a large impact."


Check out the interview to see how a "simple response" of creating affordable clay filters can have a "large impact" on the global water crisis.