Meet Our New Project Engineer, Chris Brandewie

EWB-USA’s newest Project Engineer, Chris Brandewie, has two qualities that we value here at EWB-USA: engineering expertise and a sense of adventure. From working on engineering projects in Central America to skiing steep runs, Chris pours his heart into everything he does.  How did you first learn about and get involved with EWB-USA? I first heard… Read more »

Three Strategies for Project Team Success

In my three years of involvement with the EWB-USA University of Florida Chapter, I have seen the value in several team-building strategies employed by our Bolivia project team. I’ve learned that an EWB-USA project must have a foundation built on strong leadership and dedicated team members to partner effectively with communities. This can be challenging… Read more »

Meet Our New Event Coordinator

From zombie runs to black tie galas, Alex Stader has helped plan more than 200 events in his lifetime. With our 2015 regional conferences right around the corner, Alex hit the ground running in his new position as EWB-USA’s Event Coordinator. Get to know Alex below, and make sure to say hello to him at… Read more »

Monitoring for a Fruitful Project

The international community named 2015 the International Year of Evaluation. Throughout this year, Engineers Without Borders USA is highlighting the four major parts of our efforts to promote project evaluation: planning, monitoring, evaluation and learning. Today, EWB-USA’s Impact Analysis Director, Tiffany Martindale, highlights the importance of monitoring.   Back in the dead of winter, I planned this summer’s… Read more »

Meet Our New Nicaragua Country Coordinator

We are excited to welcome Edrulfo Rodriguez as EWB-USA’s first in-country staff member in Nicaragua! As a Nicaraguan himself, Edrulfo can provide valuable insight to projects in Nicaragua as well as the country’s vibrant culture. How did you first learn about and get involved with EWB-USA? The first time I learned about EWB-USA was in my… Read more »

Save the Date for a Regional Conference Near You!

Engineers Without Borders USA’s 2015 Regional Conferences are coming to a city near you! This fall, chapters from coast-to-coast will host a weekend of mission-centered training, learning and collaboration. Registration opens in August! Southeast Region: Raleigh, NC Hosted by EWB-USA North Carolina State University Chapter from October 2-4. South Central Region: College Station, TX Hosted… Read more »

Project Grants Program: Why Didn’t I Receive a Grant?

We’ve just wrapped up another great Project Grants Program grant cycle here at EWB-USA, with more than $322,000 awarded to 60 EWB-USA projects. This was the seventh grant cycle I’ve facilitated, which has given me the opportunity to spot noteworthy accomplishments as well as areas where applicants can improve. We would be delighted to give… Read more »

Strong Projects Start with Strong Leaders

By Elizabeth Clark In my role as a Chapter Relations Manager at EWB-USA, I have the pleasure of interacting with chapter officers on a daily basis. Needless to say, a lot of work happens behind the scenes to make sure that schools are built, wells are dug, and sanitation facilities are improved in our partner… Read more »