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 »

National Volunteer Week: Celebrating Feats of Service

Motivations to volunteer are as varied as the people who chose to serve. Some volunteer to help others less fortunate, some to gain leadership skills, and some to foster new friendships. There is a place for everyone in Engineers Without Borders USA’s (EWB-USA) volunteer community. We offer countless volunteer opportunites to meet different motivations as… Read more »

El Cantil Bridge: Bringing Safe Passage to 13 Guatemalan Communities

Engineers Without Borders USA (EWB-USA) has been working in the Joyabaj municipality of Guatemala since 2005. Below, EWB-USA Fellows Benjamin Cook and Kerry Drake give a firsthand account of the logistics required to complete a vehicle bridge that will serve 20,000 people. To get from the capital, Guatemala City, to the municipality of Joyabaj takes… Read more »

Engineers Week Contest: Let’s Play “I Spy!”

        At long last, Engineers Week is almost here! From February 20-24, we invite you to join us in a thought-provoking game of “I spy something engineered” to celebrate the remarkable engineering feats that surround us. Engineering is everywhere. It shapes our world, from the roofs over our heads to the roads we drive… Read more »

Engineers Inspire us to Dream Big

“When I grow up, I want to be an engineer.” That’s the statement you’ll be hearing from kids of all ages this Friday after they experience the premiere of the new IMAX and giant-screen film Dream Big: Engineering Our World. The film, presented by Bechtel in partnership with the American Society of Civil Engineers, takes viewers… Read more »

Design Global, Engineer Local Recap

We’re back after an action-packed week at the Global Leadership Program: Design Global, Engineer Local in Panama City, Panama! Last week, more than 100 professionals and students traveled to Panama’s capital city to explore the dimensions of sustainable engineering in a country that holds one of engineering’s greatest feats—the Panama Canal. Industry experts taught the… Read more »

Things worth doing aren’t always easy things to do

Reflections on a premier project in Kenya Students are not only the future of Engineers Without Borders USA, but also humanitarian engineering worldwide. Our university chapters take on some very influential projects, like the EWB-USA Arizona State University Chapter’s project in Kenya. Along with the other Premier Project Award winners, the EWB-USA ASU chapter set… Read more »

Meet EWB-USA’s New Project Engineer

Much like the world we live in, the environment here at HQ is always changing. One of our newest staff members is Melissa Montgomery, who is jumping into her role as a Project Engineer feet-first! In her spare time, Melissa is a world-class explorer and avid music fan, which fits right into the lifestyle here in Denver. We sat… Read more »