Partnership Seeks to Make Caribbean a Climate Resilient Zone and a Safe Place for Women After Disasters

Engineers Without Borders USA (EWB-USA), International Planned Parent Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region (IPPF/WHR), and the Clara Lionel Foundation are partnering to ensure that health care facilities throughout the Caribbean are able to weather increasingly violent storms, and that the health care needs of women and girls are met in the wake of natural disasters and extreme weather events. Read more

Two New Schools Provide Opportunities for Hard to Reach Students

Engineers Without Borders USA (EWB-USA) Guatemala Country Office Deputy Director Waleska Crowe is acutely aware of the importance of education and the difficulties of obtaining one. A native Guatemalan who biked over an hour to her elementary school, Waleska knows first hand the lengths parents and their children go to secure an education.  Read more

Recent Graduate Phong Ly and Executive Director Cathy Leslie Talk Life After Graduation

Phong Ly is one of engineering’s rising stars. With an impressive resume that includes such prestigious honors as being named a New Face of Civil Engineering by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), induction into Mississippi State University’s James Worth Bagley College of Engineering Student Hall of Fame, and a coveted merit-based scholarship from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation, to name just a few, he’s joined an elite group of students. Read more

In the News: Why Engineering Is Worth Celebrating

With water and access to healthcare comes life.

EWB-USA’s Mike Paddock takes readers on a trip with him to the Mayan Highlands of Guatemala, where engineering expertise and community dedication have produced a remarkable success story Read more

Engineers Support Volcano Recovery in Guatemala

For the community of Socorro, Guatemala, a 213-foot pedestrian bridge spanning the Pantaleón River provided safe passage and connected people to important resources. On June 3, Volcano Fuego erupted without warning, sending rivers of molten lava onto the communities below and destroying this vital point of access. See how our volunteer collaborated with an unconventional team to rebuild the bridge. Read more