EWB-SDSU Awarded Most Responsive Student Chapter
The SDSU chapter of EWB-USA was recognized at the West Coast Regional Conference in October as the Most Responsive Student Chapter!
We also won FIRST PLACE in the project poster contest. Check out our poster, here.
Engineers Without Borders-USA (EWB-USA) is a non-profit 501(c)3 humanitarian organization established in 2002 to partner with developing communities worldwide in order to improve their quality of life. Engineers Without Borders - San Diego State University Chapter (EWB-SDSU) was established in 2007 by a group of strong-minded individuals wanting to better humanity by giving their services to less fortunate communities. EWB-SDSU encourages active participation of students in international engineering projects throughout the school year, allowing students to experience a hands-on application of material learned in class.
Our vision is a world in which the communities we serve have the capacity to sustainably meet their basic human needs, and that our members have enriched global perspectives through the innovative professional educational opportunities that the EWB-USA program provides.
EWB-USA supports community-driven development programs worldwide by collaborating with local partners to design and implement sustainable engineering projects, while creating transformative experiences and responsible leaders.
Our Current Project
The driving vision of the Engineers Without Borders - San Diego State University Chapter over the past year has been a water quality project in the community of Tejeras, Honduras. The water source is polluted and is making the inhabitants sick with gastrointestinal problems and skin irritations. EWB has partnered with the non-profit organization AJAASSPIB, an association of representatives from the various communities within the south sector of the national park Pico Bonito. This organization was developed to protect and make decisions about local water and resources. The goal of the project is to work with the community to implement a clean water solution that the community can self-sustain. We traveled on our first site assessment trip in January 2011 and did water testing, mapping, health surveys and developed community relations. On our second trip in January 2012, we finished our assessments and are now creating design plans for an improved water system. For more information, check out our Tejeras Project page.
Partnership with HandS
In the Fall of 2010, EWB-SDSU helped to establish a new organization, Humanitarians and Sustainability (HandS). HandS is partnering with the sports MBA program at SDSU to improve communities around MLB facilities in the Dominican Republic. HandS and EWB work together closely to share resources and ideas. Membership in EWB is automatic membership in HandS and vice versa. To learn about HandS and the DR project, click here.
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EWB is making airwaves!
Check out the interview that one of the EWB-SD chapter members, Tania Alarcon, gave to For Your Cause radio.
Engineers Without Borders - San Diego State University