Recovering from Rubble: EWB-USA Responds to the Nepal Earthquake

On April 25, 2015, the world’s attention turned toward Nepal. A powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck the country, with the epicenter in Lamjung District, northwest of Kathmandu. Devastatingly, more than 8,000 lives were lost. Schools crumbled. Homes were destroyed. The country needed help. Fortunately, aid agencies around the world jumped to respond to the immediate… Read more »

Monitoring for a Fruitful Project

The international community named 2015 the International Year of Evaluation. Throughout this year, Engineers Without Borders USA is highlighting the four major parts of our efforts to promote project evaluation: planning, monitoring, evaluation and learning. Today, EWB-USA’s Impact Analysis Director, Tiffany Martindale, highlights the importance of monitoring.   Back in the dead of winter, I planned this summer’s… Read more »

Celebrating One Year of Accomplishments with Community Engineering Corps

A little over one year ago, Engineers Without Borders USA launched the Community Engineering Corps (CE Corps) with ASCE and AWWA to partner with underserved communities here in the United States. In the past year, the three alliance organizations have worked hard to get the initiative up and running by soliciting projects from partner communities, matching enthusiastic project… Read more »

Strong Projects Start with Strong Leaders

By Elizabeth Clark In my role as a Chapter Relations Manager at EWB-USA, I have the pleasure of interacting with chapter officers on a daily basis. Needless to say, a lot of work happens behind the scenes to make sure that schools are built, wells are dug, and sanitation facilities are improved in our partner… Read more »

One Year, Many Stories: Read the EWB-USA 2013 Annual Report

By Mary Perkins We’re excited to announce that Engineers Without Borders USA’s 2013 Annual Report is now available online! The report illustrates that engineering change truly is a team effort. Through the combined efforts of our generous donors, our passionate volunteers, and our dedicated community partners we are building a better world. At EWB-USA, integrity… Read more »

CORP: Envisioning a Bright Future in Denver

From July 19-20, nine EWB-USA members met up at our headquarters in Denver, Colo., to collaborate with EWB-USA staff. On the blog today, Dan Voss, president of the Midwest Steering Committee, reflects on the weekend.  By Dan Voss It’s important for any organization—especially one doing such vital work as EWB-USA—to constantly self-evaluate. This process needs to involve… Read more »

More Than Just a Fly on the Wall

“And now we’ll let Vivas tell you about the experiences that students have in our organization,” said Cathy Leslie, Engineers Without Borders USA’s Executive Director. All of the heads in the boardroom turned towards me as I began to speak passionately about my time as a project leader on an EWB-USA project in Nicaragua, and… Read more »