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 »

Meet Our Engineering Service Corps Senior Program Manager, Kevin Andrezejewski

Engineers Without Borders USA’s Engineering Service Corps (ESC) Senior Program Manager, Kevin Andrezejewski, is an outdoor explorer who enjoys fishing, hiking, skiing and beyond. In the office, he focuses his energy on overseeing ESC projects around the world while cultivating lasting program partnerships. How did you first learn about and get involved with EWB-USA? I… Read more »

Building a Safe Space to Educate Guatemala’s Future Leaders

Ours is a world filled with inequality. But it doesn’t have to be. There’s proof the world over that education is key to leveling the playing field. What difference can engineers make in the global education story? In Engineers Without Borders USA’s work in more than 45 countries, a primary role for our volunteer engineers’… Read more »

Making EWB-USA Feel Like Home for Everyone

Since I first learned of Engineers Without Borders USA (EWB-USA) during my college tours back in 2011, this organization has felt like home. It was a place for me to apply my diverse interests outside of engineering, such as foreign languages and public health, on a project developing a sanitation system in Las Mercedes, Ecuador…. Read more »

Meet Our New Engineering Service Corps Project Engineer, Elizabeth Joyce

Engineers Without Borders USA’s Engineering Service Corps (ESC) Project Engineer, Elizabeth Joyce, is a former EWB-USA volunteer who enjoys open-water swimming and playing the banjo. In the office, she focuses her energy on fostering strong partner relationships and managing the implementation of climate change-related projects. How did you first learn about and get involved with… Read more »