Community Engineering Corps and Disaster Recovery

Engineers Without Borders USA’s domestic program, Community Engineering Corps (CECorps), and our volunteers are eager to help in areas recently affected by extreme weather and other disasters. While we are not a rapid response agency, we might be able to contribute to such a response by following the leadership of organizations that have particular expertise… Read more »

Solar Lights Brighten The Lives Of Refugees And Host Communities

Note: this post was originally published by UNHCR’s Deepesh Das Shrestha in Spotlight Magazine. DAMAK – As the sun goes down, 21-year-old Phanindra Ghimire, a local resident of Damak Municipality, walks past a gravel road and checks the battery and sensors of a solar-grid installed along the roadside of Beldangi Refugee Camp. “I visit the… Read more »

Volunteer Support for Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

Engineers Without Borders USA’s thoughts go out to the victims of the catastrophic flooding from Hurricane Harvey. We recognize that the unique skills of engineers are critical right now to keep the flood effects at bay and in the future as rebuilding begins. We are not a disaster relief organization, but we do have a… Read more »

EWB-USA’s Global Impact: Community Engagement as Development

The evolution of the work Engineers Without Borders USA does around the world is a true reflection of our commitment to ongoing learning in order to improve. In April 2017 we conducted our third impact study in Nicaragua. Impact studies provide a unique opportunity to see the long-term results of EWB-USA programs. We explore the… Read more »

Is the 2017 EWB-USA Conference a Fit for You?

Have you heard? Registration for the 2017 Engineers Without Borders USA (EWB-USA) Conference is officially open! Join us in Milwaukee, October 5-7, as experts, practitioners, decision-makers, young professionals and students from a range of sectors come together to tackle the world’s most pressing infrastructure needs. Are you unsure if the conference is the right fit… Read more »

#MoreThanEngineers: Why We Love (and Need!) our Non-Engineer Volunteers

It’s no secret that here at Engineers Without Borders USA (EWB-USA) we hold engineers in the highest esteem. Without them, we couldn’t carry out sustainable engineering projects that empower communities across the globe to meet their basic human needs. While our name and mission highlight our passion for the engineering sector, our community of more… Read more »

Bringing the Story Home: Tips for Documenting Your Field Experience

  Summer is a time for backyard barbeques, poolside afternoons and weekend hikes. And for many, the slower summer schedule provides the perfect opportunity for amping up volunteer efforts. Whether you’re building schools, assessing wells or installing solar panels, you’re often so caught up in the work that you forget to step back and capture the… Read more »