Paving the Way for the Next Generation: A Conversation with an EWB-USA Mentor

EWB-USA’s passionate volunteers are the heartbeat of the organization. Our volunteers donate their time, energy and expertise in pursuit of EWB-USA’s vision of a world where every community has the capacity to sustainably meet their basic human needs. The volunteers that serve as student chapter mentors have the unique opportunity to guide the next generation… Read more »

Meet Our Volunteer Engagement Manager, Lisa Helme

EWB-USA’s Volunteer Engagement Manager, Lisa Helme, is a Dungeons and Dragons buff who feels most at home in a winter wonderland. In the office, she focuses her energy on taking the EWB-USA volunteer experience to the next level! How did you first learn about and get involved with EWB-USA? I was researching potential employers that… Read more »

Community Engagement: What it is and Why it Matters

The fact is simple: There is no “one-size-fits-all” solution for addressing a community’s water, sanitation or other basic needs. A water supply solution for one community in Kenya can look drastically different than a water supply solution for another community only a few kilometers away. The geographic, cultural and political fabric of each community Engineers… Read more »

Students Harvest Success by Taking on a City’s Food Desert

           Note: This story was originally published by Engineering360. Engineering students from Rutgers University in New Jersey are part of an effort to end a food desert in one corner of the Garden State. Led by Carson Hess and Jakub Chmiel, the undergraduate students are working in Camden, N.J., across the Delaware… Read more »

Engineers Inspire us to Dream Big

“When I grow up, I want to be an engineer.” That’s the statement you’ll be hearing from kids of all ages this Friday after they experience the premiere of the new IMAX and giant-screen film Dream Big: Engineering Our World. The film, presented by Bechtel in partnership with the American Society of Civil Engineers, takes viewers… Read more »

Farmer-to-Farmer Program: Engineers Boost the Longevity of Kosovo’s Agribusiness

In the summer of 2016, EWB-USA launched a new partnership with USAID in support of our Farmer-to-Farmer: Improving the Sustainability of Kosovo Agriculture program. This one-year program provides technical assistance from U.S. volunteers to farmers, farm groups, agribusinesses and other agriculture sector institutions in developing and transitional countries with the goal of promoting sustainable improvements in… Read more »