Announcing the 2017 EWB-USA Premier Award Winners!

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, we are reminded of how thankful we are for our thousands of outstanding volunteers dedicated to the mission and vision of Engineers Without Borders USA (EWB-USA). At the 2017 EWB-USA Conference in Milwaukee, we honored the volunteers who go above and beyond in their service to EWB-USA and our… Read more »

Community Engineering Corps and Disaster Recovery

Engineers Without Borders USA’s domestic program, Community Engineering Corps (CECorps), and our volunteers are eager to help in areas recently affected by extreme weather and other disasters. While we are not a rapid response agency, we might be able to contribute to such a response by following the leadership of organizations that have particular expertise… Read more »

Volunteer Support for Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

Engineers Without Borders USA’s thoughts go out to the victims of the catastrophic flooding from Hurricane Harvey. We recognize that the unique skills of engineers are critical right now to keep the flood effects at bay and in the future as rebuilding begins. We are not a disaster relief organization, but we do have a… Read more »

#MoreThanEngineers: Why We Love (and Need!) our Non-Engineer Volunteers

It’s no secret that here at Engineers Without Borders USA (EWB-USA) we hold engineers in the highest esteem. Without them, we couldn’t carry out sustainable engineering projects that empower communities across the globe to meet their basic human needs. While our name and mission highlight our passion for the engineering sector, our community of more… 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 »

A Look Back: 15 Years of Volunteering to Engineer Change

In 2002, eight students and one professor of civil engineering from the University of Colorado Boulder traveled to San Pablo, Belize, to work with the community to create a clean water system. Dr. Bernard Amadei quickly recognized that San Pablo’s need for engineering expertise was not isolated, and shortly after the group returned he formed… Read more »

National Volunteer Week: Celebrating Feats of Service

Motivations to volunteer are as varied as the people who chose to serve. Some volunteer to help others less fortunate, some to gain leadership skills, and some to foster new friendships. There is a place for everyone in Engineers Without Borders USA’s (EWB-USA) volunteer community. We offer countless volunteer opportunites to meet different motivations as… Read more »

Winners of the EWB-USA Spring 2017 Photo Contest

We were blown away by 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 uploaded their best photos that showed people working, revealed personality and character, challenged stereotypes, embodied the mission and vision of EWB-USA and captured empowerment. We… Read more »