Congratulations, EWB-USA Class of 2018!

Engineers Without Borders USA’s founder, Dr. Bernard Amadei, envisioned training the next generation of engineers. His vision went far beyond traditional engineering curriculum. Dr. Amadei wanted to create a cadre of engineers able to engineer for the other 5 billion people on the planet, the 90% of the world’s population living in developing countries. This… Read more »

Brewing Good: Helping Nicaraguan Farmers Take Beans to Market

Coffee is the third most consumed beverage in the world (after water and tea). About half of Americans drink coffee every day, but rarely think about the people half a world away who picked the beans and the technology that makes it possible to bring them to market and our mugs. EWB-USA’s Puget Sound Professional… Read more »

A Conversation With Volunteer and Corporate Champion Heidi Lemieux

Heidi Lemieux wears a lot of hats. She’s a senior engineer with Sanborn, Head & Associates Inc., co-founder of Engineers Without Borders USA’s (EWB-USA) New Hampshire Professional Chapter, and  since 2016 she’s been leading a major EWB-USA water project. She recently returned from Uganda with six members of EWB-USA’s New Hampshire chapter. During the trip,… Read more »

Winners of the EWB-USA Spring 2018 Photo Contest

We were blown away by the quality of this year’s photo contest submissions! EWB-USA’s volunteers are fantastic photographers, and it was no easy task to choose only three winners from the nearly 150 images we received. Volunteers shared their best photos that showed people working, revealed personality and character, challenged stereotypes, embodied the mission and vision… Read more »

Making EWB-USA Feel Like Home for Everyone

Since I first learned of Engineers Without Borders USA (EWB-USA) during my college tours back in 2011, this organization has felt like home. It was a place for me to apply my diverse interests outside of engineering, such as foreign languages and public health, on a project developing a sanitation system in Las Mercedes, Ecuador…. Read more »

Think Globally, Act Locally: Engineering Change with Community Engineering Corps

Engineers Without Borders USA (EWB-USA) harnesses the skills of engineers to tackle the challenges that keep the world’s most vulnerable people from living healthy, productive lives. While the International Community Program and Engineering Service Corps program carry out our mission in countries across the globe, our Community Engineering Corps (CECorps) program is building a better… Read more »

Bringing Water Down the Mountain in Honduras’ Nahuaterique Region

Rosemary Takacs first met Doña Maria of Las Vegas, Honduras, on an Engineers Without Borders USA (EWB-USA) trip to the Nahuaterique region six years ago. The returned Peace Corps volunteer had a knack for connecting with the children of the community, giving them coloring books and dolls her sister had made. The gesture did not… Read more »

EWB-USA to Open Country Office in Uganda

In case you missed it, on January 1 we announced the exciting shift in course Engineers Without Borders USA (EWB-USA) is undertaking to increase our impact across the globe. The key to this new field-driven approach to international development is expanding our country office presence. We’re already up and running in Guatemala and Nicaragua, and… Read more »