EWB-USA’s Global Impact: Community Engagement as Development

The evolution of the work Engineers Without Borders USA does around the world is a true reflection of our commitment to ongoing learning in order to improve. In April 2017 we conducted our third impact study in Nicaragua. Impact studies provide a unique opportunity to see the long-term results of EWB-USA programs. We explore the… Read more »

Lessons from the Field: The Merits of Community Ownership

Despite our best efforts, sometimes implemented projects fail to function, key partnerships fall apart and community needs are not met. While these instances could be considered falling short of the goal, Engineers Without Borders USA embraces the learning opportunities derived from failure. The “Lessons from the Field” blog series highlights projects that do not live… Read more »

Act Global, Think Local: EWB-USA’s Global Classroom takes Learning to Costa Rica

For participants of EWB-USA’s Global Classroom, the confines of a traditional classroom were thrown out the window as they embarked on their journey to Guácimo, Costa Rica. For two weeks in May 2016, this group of 13 dedicated and passionate students called Costa Rica’s sustainable EARTH University home as they dove into understanding the food,… Read more »

Introducing the Lessons from the Field Series

Despite our best efforts, sometimes implemented projects fail to function, key partnerships fall apart and community needs are not met. While these instances could be considered falling short of the goal, EWB-USA embraces the learning opportunities derived from failure. This blog series will highlight projects that did not live up to the original planned success…. Read more »