Building a Better World: EWB-USA’s Premier Projects

EWB-USA is proud to announce this year’s Premier Awards, which recognize our volunteers who go above and beyond in service to our organization and our partner communities. Today we’re wrapping up our Premier Award series by recognizing three incredible EWB-USA projects. Premier Project Awards Our annual Premier Project Awards recognize high-quality projects that deliver sustainable… Read more »

The Best of the Best: EWB-USA’s Premier Chapters

EWB-USA is proud to announce this year’s Premier Awards, which recognize our volunteers who go above and beyond in service to our organization and our partner communities. This week we would like to recognize the incredible work being done within our student and professional chapters across the nation. Premier Chapter Awards Our annual Premier Chapter… Read more »

Save the Dates for Regional Conferences this Fall!

Engineers Without Borders USA’s 2016 Regional Conferences are coming to a city near you! The Regional Conferences bring together volunteers from EWB-USA chapters and like-minded individuals interested in international community development and sustainability for inspiration and education. Regional conferences offer a weekend of fast-paced training, in-depth learning, and creative collaboration that includes: Training and technical… Read more »

Passionate about Project Management? EWB-USA’s Newest Committee Needs YOU!

With a small staff striving to support almost 17,000 volunteers, EWB-USA relies upon a host of committees to bridge the gaps. Committees unite the specialized skills of our volunteers and cover topics ranging from health and safety to community application review. EWB-USA also has four Standing Content Committees – energy, sanitation, water and impact –… Read more »

Announcing this Year’s EWB-USA Premier Award Winners!

EWB-USA is proud to announce this year’s Premier Awards, which recognize our volunteers who go above and beyond in service to our organization and our partner communities. In this three-part series, we will highlight the accomplishments of individuals, chapters and projects. Today, we recognize outstanding individuals. Keep reading to learn more about these amazing volunteers… Read more »

The Quest for Clean Water in the Salinas Valley

Surrounded on all sides by farmland sits a small, disadvantaged community of 10 housing units in California’s Salinas Valley. The primarily Spanish-speaking residents are agricultural laborers who work the fields of what is commonly known as “America’s Salad Bowl” due to the large quantity of crops grown here.   These individuals provide their state and… Read more »

Meet Our New Volunteer & Communications Coordinator, Annie Mckavett Smith

EWB-USA’s newest Volunteer and Communications Coordinator, Annie McKavett Smith, is a ping pong enthusiast dedicated to making 2016 the year of new experiences. In the office, she focuses her energy on creating new avenues of communication between volunteers and staff, and engaging volunteers with EWB-USA.  How did you first learn about and get involved with… Read more »

The Path to Water Access in the Navajo Canyon

With no access to running water, John’s family fills 50-gallon drums with river water to use for bathing, cooking, washing and irrigating their crops. John’s water story is unfortunately very familiar to EWB-USA. What makes John’s community unique is that he does not live in a developing country thousands of miles away. John lives right… Read more »