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
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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., Read more
“EWB-USA participants enjoy a unique experience by applying theoretical constructs they learn in the classroom to actual, real-world practices and hands-on experiences in solving problems.”
Discover how the EWB-USA Yale University Chapter is using their technical knowledge to create and foster a shared future with the global community. Read more
The community of Omorio dreams of sending their children to school, and are betting on fish to make those dreams a reality. Early this year, the village of Omorio woke early, greeting the morning with anticipation as they prepared to Read more
For people experiencing homelessness, cell phones aren’t a luxury, they’re a necessity. For students in the Engineers Without Borders USA (EWB-USA) University of Tulsa Chapter, helping their peers who are experiencing homelessness is something they feel passionate about. Read more
Christian Brodbeck is standing in a small village in western Rwanda. It’s hot and dry. There is no air conditioning in the buildings and no breeze outside. Actually, there isn’t any running water or electricity either. And, of course, no WiFi. Yet Brodbeck is receiving some of the highest accuracy positioning data possible in a region as remote as any in the world. Read more
EWB-USA member and agricultural and biological engineering researcher Ann-Perry Witmer has authored a new study that provides guidance to engineers working with cultures different from their own. EWB-USA now offers Witmer’s diagnostic tool to volunteers traveling to the field to improve design approaches for individual communities. Read more
As healthcare workers in the Democratic Republic of Congo struggle to contain an Ebola outbreak, we are not only reminded of the devastating effects of this vicious disease but also the ways in which engineers contribute their skills on the frontlines of global health emergencies. Read more
Engineers have the power to change the world. From fighting Ebola in Sierra Leone to improving maternal and child health systems in Ethiopia, EWB-USA’s Mike Paddock and Gerard Dalziel are using their engineering skills to transform lives in communities across the globe. Read more