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 »

Introducing EWB-USA 2.0: Shifting Course for Greater Impact

The dawning of a new year offers an opportunity for renewed commitment to our vision of a world in which every community has the capacity to sustainably meet their basic human needs. Engineers Without Borders USA (EWB-USA) is more determined than ever to keep harnessing the skills of the engineering community to build the infrastructure… Read more »

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 »