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 »

Finding Wonder in Everyday Engineering

It’s no secret that the power of engineering has transformed the world we live in. Engineering feats surround us, from the roads we drive on to the roofs over our head. Every day, Engineers Without Borders USA harnesses the skills of this unique group of world-changers to tackle the challenges that keep the world’s poorest… Read more »

Think Globally, Act Locally: Engineering Change with Community Engineering Corps

Engineers Without Borders USA (EWB-USA) harnesses the skills of engineers to tackle the challenges that keep the world’s most vulnerable people from living healthy, productive lives. While the International Community Program and Engineering Service Corps program carry out our mission in countries across the globe, our Community Engineering Corps (CECorps) program is building a better… Read more »

Bringing Water Down the Mountain in Honduras’ Nahuaterique Region

Rosemary Takacs first met Doña Maria of Las Vegas, Honduras, on an Engineers Without Borders USA (EWB-USA) trip to the Nahuaterique region six years ago. The returned Peace Corps volunteer had a knack for connecting with the children of the community, giving them coloring books and dolls her sister had made. The gesture did not… Read more »

Meet Our New Engineering Service Corps Project Coordinator, Julia Slusarz

Engineers Without Borders USA’s Engineering Service Corps (ESC) Project Coordinator, Julia Slusarz, is a heights-fearing rock climber who loves hiking with her dog. In the office, she focuses her energy on connecting our most seasoned volunteers with ESC projects across the globe.  How did you first learn about and get involved with EWB-USA? Water, Sanitation,… Read more »

Every Mother Deserves a Healthy Birth Story

Mothers everywhere face many unknowns when bringing a new baby into the world. Access to safe water during birth shouldn’t be one of them. Engineers Without Borders USA (EWB-USA) is currently working with field partners to help eliminate this risk factor for mothers in Malawi and Ethiopia, two Sub-Saharan African countries where maternal mortality rates… Read more »