What makes a home a home? For that matter, what makes a neighborhood? A town? A city? For people forced from home – refugees, asylum-seekers, and internally displaced persons – this isn’t a rhetorical question. Home is more than just Read more
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EWB-USA volunteer Julie Bliss Mullen has been honored with Forbes’ Under 30 Honoree for her work towards solving the clean water crisis. Read more
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
Engineers Without Borders USA’s first international challenge competition, “The Chill Challenge,” seeks creative solutions to provide refrigeration to the hundreds of millions of people who get their power from off-grid energy systems. Read more
Update: September 6 Engineers Without Borders USA’s thoughts go out to the victims of the catastrophic destruction from Hurricane Dorian. As all eyes are currently on the devastation Hurricane Dorian has and will continue to unleash, rest assured EWB-USA is Read more
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
In celebration of its fifth anniversary, the Community Engineering Corps (CECorps) and its alliance partners, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and the American Water Works Association (AWWA) launched “What’s in My Backyard?” (WIMBY). The campaign connects underserved communities in the United States with volunteer engineers to address local infrastructure problems, one of the great challenges of our time. Read more
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
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
In recognition of April being National Volunteer Month, we are delighted to introduce you to Eset Alemu, P.E., M. ASCE, Past-President of the EWB-USA Puget Sound Professionals Chapter and current Co-Lead of the chapter’s Nicaragua program, and Jim Curren, P.E., an Engineering Service Corps volunteer. Read more