Mary Solokas is currently focused on improving access to clean drinking water in Haiti as part of an interdisciplinary team interested in the Engineering Grand Challenges and the Sustainable Development Goals. Through a human-centered design approach, Solokas is involved with the brainstorming and conception of possible water treatment technologies subject to the design requirements and constraints of Haiti. Solokas is evaluating climate change adaptations and current water treatment technologies, and will be involved in basic prototyping and validation of drinking water purification methods with the hopes of providing communities in Haiti with improved access to clean water.
Exploring the processes in which third world countries can empower communities to develop sustainable solutions.
Developing educational initiatives to assist Haitian communities in developing safe water treatment practices.