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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

In the News: Improving Lives as a Way of Life

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