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 »

Water for All: Three Communities, One Water System

Imagine only having access to water once every 7 or 14 days. For the residents of La Calona, El Maraquito and Aguacatillo, ­­ three villages located near Guaimaca, Honduras, ­­water scarcity of this magnitude was all they knew. The three villages were originally settled along a river that has become severely polluted by wastewater from the town of… Read more »

Envision 2020: EWB-USA’s New Strategic Plan

Over the past five years, we have witnessed remarkable declines in global poverty statistics. The percentage of the world living on less than $1.25 per day declined by nearly 5%. By 2020, the World Bank estimates that only 9% of the world’s population will live in extreme poverty. Engineers Without Borders USA is proud to… Read more »

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 »

Engineering Change in a Global Health Crisis

In 2014, the world’s largest Ebola outbreak spread rampantly across the West African nations of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Since the outbreak began, 27,600 cases of Ebola have been reported with more than 11,000 fatalities. The highest concentration of cases were reported in Sierra Leone. Hospitals in the country’s capital of Freetown lacked the… Read more »

Recovering from Rubble: EWB-USA Responds to the Nepal Earthquake

On April 25, 2015, the world’s attention turned toward Nepal. A powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck the country, with the epicenter in Lamjung District, northwest of Kathmandu. Devastatingly, more than 8,000 lives were lost. Schools crumbled. Homes were destroyed. The country needed help. Fortunately, aid agencies around the world jumped to respond to the immediate… Read more »

Celebrating One Year of Accomplishments with Community Engineering Corps

A little over one year ago, Engineers Without Borders USA launched the Community Engineering Corps (CE Corps) with ASCE and AWWA to partner with underserved communities here in the United States. In the past year, the three alliance organizations have worked hard to get the initiative up and running by soliciting projects from partner communities, matching enthusiastic project… Read more »

Hope Flows Like Water in Simwatachela, Zambia

EWB-USA’s Mississippi State Chapter (EWB-USA MSU) recently traveled to the Simwatachela Chiefdom in Zambia with a focused goal: to drill a well. But before the drill broke ground, Leonard, headsman of Siamabwe Village, had a goat from the village’s herd prepared for the team. This celebration–a delicacy not often enjoyed by the village–was held simply… Read more »