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 solutions to help meet the basic needs of our partnering communities abroad.

EWB-USA Milwaukee School of Engineering ChapterMSOE

Joyabaj, Chumisa, Guatemala | Bridge Project

The EWB-USA Milwaukee School of Engineering Chapter’s bridge project exemplifies the technical and educational components of an EWB-USA project. The implementation of this project provides reliable passage, commerce and communication between neighboring communities — tasks that were previously impossible during the rainy season. Through thorough reporting and impressive structural accomplishments, this project is a true example of local partners fulfilling their needs alongside the chapter.

EWB-USA California Polytechnic University San Luis Obispo ChapterSLO

Kumponda, MalawiΙ | Agriculture Project

The EWB-USA California Polytechnic University San Luis Obispo Chapter’s bicycle-powered maize mill provides technologically appropriate engineering solutions for the Kumponda community. This project exhibits excellent communication with local partners and continues to incorporate educational opportunities for the community and partnering chapter.


EWB-USA Lehigh Valley Professional ChapterLehigh

Mattru Jong, Sierra Leone | Energy Project

Since 2010, the EWB-USA Lehigh Valley Professional Chapter has empowered the Centennial Secondary School in the Mattru Jong community to take ownership of their energy needs. By providing the school with reliable energy sources, students can continue to further their education in this remote region of Sierra Leone. Exemplary communication and innovative uses of technology ensure the sustainability of this project for years to come.


Because of outstanding projects, volunteers and chapters like these, we are building the foundation for communities to thrive for years to come!


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Engineers Without Borders USA builds a better world through engineering projects that empower communities to meet their basic human needs and equip leaders to solve the world’s most pressing challenges.