Announcing the 2017 EWB-USA Premier Award Winners!

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, we are reminded of how thankful we are for our thousands of outstanding volunteers dedicated to the mission and vision of Engineers Without Borders USA (EWB-USA). At the 2017 EWB-USA Conference in Milwaukee, we honored the volunteers who go above and beyond in their service to EWB-USA and our… Read more »

EWB-USA Assists with Dominica Hurricane Response

On September 18, 2017, Hurricane Maria devastated the island of Dominica. The Category 5 hurricane was the most powerful storm to ever hit the island, resulting in 27 fatalities and more than 50 Dominicans still missing. Nearly every home and building on the island were affected, with many damaged beyond repair. Three weeks after disaster… Read more »

EWB-USA Receives Grant from Conrad N. Hilton Foundation to Enhance Water Service in Ghana

In August 2017 Engineers Without Borders USA (EWB-USA) was the recipient of a $210,000 grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. The grant supports the facilitation of a two-year project between EWB-USA and Safe Water Network to improve water service solutions in Ghana. Today, more than one billion people lack access to safe, affordable water…. Read more »

Winners of the EWB-USA Fall 2017 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 160 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 »

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 »