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CECorps Celebrates Its Fifth Anniversary With “What’s in My Backyard?” Campaign

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

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

Volunteering for Impact

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

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

In the News: Breaking Down Borders — Engineering Students use Geospatial Technology to Help Developing-World Communities Access Water

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