El Cantil Bridge: Bringing Safe Passage to 13 Guatemalan Communities

Engineers Without Borders USA (EWB-USA) has been working in the Joyabaj municipality of Guatemala since 2005. Below, EWB-USA Fellows Benjamin Cook and Kerry Drake give a firsthand account of the logistics required to complete a vehicle bridge that will serve 20,000 people. To get from the capital, Guatemala City, to the municipality of Joyabaj takes… Read more »

World Water Day: Taking Strides to End the World Water Crisis

“Do what you can, do it with others and do it with passion” Guy Ryder, Chair of UN-Water Today the world comes together to talk about one simple thing: water. Water is the crucial ingredient for leading healthy, productive lives. With more than 663 million people living without a safe water supply close to home,… Read more »

Students Harvest Success by Taking on a City’s Food Desert

      Note: This story was originally published by Engineering360. Engineering students from Rutgers University in New Jersey are part of an effort to end a food desert in one corner of the Garden State. Led by Carson Hess and Jakub Chmiel, the undergraduate students are working in Camden, N.J., across the Delaware River from… Read more »

Engineers Week Contest: Let’s Play “I Spy!”

        At long last, Engineers Week is almost here! From February 20-24, we invite you to join us in a thought-provoking game of “I spy something engineered” to celebrate the remarkable engineering feats that surround us. Engineering is everywhere. It shapes our world, from the roofs over our heads to the roads we drive… Read more »

Engineers Inspire us to Dream Big

“When I grow up, I want to be an engineer.” That’s the statement you’ll be hearing from kids of all ages this Friday after they experience the premiere of the new IMAX and giant-screen film Dream Big: Engineering Our World. The film, presented by Bechtel in partnership with the American Society of Civil Engineers, takes viewers… Read more »

Top 5 Reasons to Be a Professional Engineer

Join us in celebrating Engineers Week 2016! Engineers Without Borders USA equips engineers to address the world’s most pressing challenges–and professional engineers play a key role in achieving our mission. Professional engineers at EWB-USA HQ review each project to ensure it meets the highest standards possible for the community. On top of that, professional engineers… Read more »

Wearing Down Shovels to Build Up a Community

In the small, rural community of Llacamate, Peru, worn ­down shovels indicate two very important things: clean water and latrines are now a reality for every household. “I’d never seen anyone wear down a shovel,” said Katie Teman, a volunteer with the EWB-USA University of Colorado Boulder Chapter (EWB­-USA CU). “They are the hardest working people that I… Read more »

Two Classrooms, One Goal

In two classrooms thousands of miles apart, students in Muchebe, Kenya, and Princeton, New Jersey, are transforming into the engineering leaders of tomorrow. “We are eager to become engineers so that at one time we will be the ones to change our environment and the entire environment at large,” wrote one pupil from the Muchebe Primary… Read more »