After the Fires: EWB-USA Proves the Power of Engineering in Disaster Recovery

“Make no mistake, this is a serious, critical, catastrophic event,” CalFire Director Ken Pimlott, speaking on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017 the third day of the Tubbs Fire. “These fires are literally just burning faster than firefighters can run.” Diablo Winds The wind. The Tubbs fire began on the night of Oct. 8, 2017 near Calistoga… Read more »

Think Globally, Act Locally: Engineering Change with Community Engineering Corps

Engineers Without Borders USA (EWB-USA) harnesses the skills of engineers to tackle the challenges that keep the world’s most vulnerable people from living healthy, productive lives. While the International Community Program and Engineering Service Corps program carry out our mission in countries across the globe, our Community Engineering Corps (CECorps) program is building a better… Read more »

Community Engineering Corps and Disaster Recovery

Engineers Without Borders USA’s domestic program, Community Engineering Corps (CECorps), and our volunteers are eager to help in areas recently affected by extreme weather and other disasters. While we are not a rapid response agency, we might be able to contribute to such a response by following the leadership of organizations that have particular expertise… Read more »

Volunteer Support for Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

Engineers Without Borders USA’s thoughts go out to the victims of the catastrophic flooding from Hurricane Harvey. We recognize that the unique skills of engineers are critical right now to keep the flood effects at bay and in the future as rebuilding begins. We are not a disaster relief organization, but we do have a… Read more »

Students Harvest Success by Taking on a City’s Food Desert

      Note: This story was originally published by Engineering360. Engineering students from Rutgers University in New Jersey are part of an effort to end a food desert in one corner of the Garden State. Led by Carson Hess and Jakub Chmiel, the undergraduate students are working in Camden, N.J., across the Delaware River from… Read more »