Spotlight on EWB-USA Volunteer Philip Wolstenholme

With an impressive career spanning almost four decades, Philip Wolstenholme, PE and Vice President at Brown and Caldwell, is now lending his expertise to the people of Malawi. Over the last two years, Philip’s volunteer service with EWB-USA has included fixing wells, training local technicians and restoring water to rural healthcare facilities. Having recently returned… Read more »

After the Fires: EWB-USA Proves the Power of Engineering in Disaster Recovery

“Make no mistake, this is a serious, critical, catastrophic event,” CalFire Director Ken Pimlott, speaking on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017 the third day of the Tubbs Fire. “These fires are literally just burning faster than firefighters can run.” Diablo Winds The wind. The Tubbs fire began on the night of Oct. 8, 2017 near Calistoga… Read more »

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 »