Congratulations, EWB-USA Class of 2018!

Engineers Without Borders USA’s founder, Dr. Bernard Amadei, envisioned training the next generation of engineers. His vision went far beyond traditional engineering curriculum. Dr. Amadei wanted to create a cadre of engineers able to engineer for the other 5 billion people on the planet, the 90% of the world’s population living in developing countries. This… Read more »

Building a More Sustainable, Climate-Resilient and Just Future with EWB-USA

Climate change is a pressing global challenge that is becoming more urgent and visible each day. EWB-USA’s vision of a world in which every community has the capacity to sustainably meet their basic needs can only be achieved by rising to the challenges presented by climate change and incorporating climate change thinking into the work… Read more »

Meet Our E-Learning Specialist, Abigale Johnson

Engineers Without Borders USA’s E-Learning Specialist, Abigale Johnson, is a world traveler and explorer who also loves getting her hands dirty in her garden. In the office, she focuses her energy on developing engaging educational content that helps our volunteers gain the knowledge they need to best serve our community partners. How did you first… Read more »

Brewing Good: Helping Nicaraguan Farmers Take Beans to Market

Coffee is the third most consumed beverage in the world (after water and tea). About half of Americans drink coffee every day, but rarely think about the people half a world away who picked the beans and the technology that makes it possible to bring them to market and our mugs. EWB-USA’s Puget Sound Professional… Read more »

A Conversation With Volunteer and Corporate Champion Heidi Lemieux

Heidi Lemieux wears a lot of hats. She’s a senior engineer with Sanborn, Head & Associates Inc., co-founder of Engineers Without Borders USA’s (EWB-USA) New Hampshire Professional Chapter, and  since 2016 she’s been leading a major EWB-USA water project. She recently returned from Uganda with six members of EWB-USA’s New Hampshire chapter. During the trip,… Read more »

Winners of the EWB-USA Spring 2018 Photo Contest

We were blown away by the quality of this year’s photo contest submissions! EWB-USA’s volunteers are fantastic photographers, and it was no easy task to choose only three winners from the nearly 150 images we received. Volunteers shared their best photos that showed people working, revealed personality and character, challenged stereotypes, embodied the mission and vision… Read more »

Clean Power and Job Creation: Improving the Lives of Somali Refugees in the Vast Ethiopian Desert

As part of our ongoing relationship with United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the IKEA Foundation, EWB-USA’s Engineering Service Corps volunteers and staff have been working to bring clean electricity to the Dollo Ado camps since September 2017. To date, we’ve installed approximately one-third of 52 planned solar micro-grids. These… Read more »