Are you interested in becoming a member of
Engineers Without Borders-University of Minnesota?
EWB-UMN is a group of students interested in sustainable engineering, the environment, and addressing needs of disadvantaged communities around the world that lack basic needs such as clean water, hygienic sanitation, energy supply, or health. We form a relationship with an organization or community abroad with a project in mind, assess the community needs and collect necessary data, conceptualize, design, and finally implement the project.
Over the past years we have completed projects in Guatemala, Ghana, Haiti, and Uganda. We currently have projects in Honduras, Guatemala, and Uganda, but we also do a lot of work in our community that involves outreach and fund-raising.
As a result, EWB-UMN provides students with a great learning experience. Our chapter enables students to apply their engineering and sustainability interests into pragmatic solutions that have a lasting impact on others. In addition, a considerable aspect of our work involves working in teams, networking within the wider community, and taking on leadership roles.
We are always having meetings and people can join in at any time. Our members come from all majors and school years, and there are many opportunities for involvement that should meet both your particular interest and desired level of commitment.
If you are interested in getting involved and becoming a member of Engineers Without Borders-University of Minnesota, email us at email@example.com for more information.
Current Projects You Can Get Involved With
GuatemalaThe Guatemala team is evaluating and improving a vast water distribution and dam system for 2,500 residents in the village of Agua Caliente, Guatemala. In order to begin work on the water distribution system, dam saftey improvements must first be made.
Contact Person: Becca Herron or Isaac Murphy
UgandaAfter implementing a sustainable system to bring clean water to the Hope Integrated Academy, this project is now working on expanding water access to include the surrounding community of Bugonzi. Rainwater harvesting systems are being designed on large and small scales.
Contact Person: Delaney Kolb(Primary School) or Stephanie Vogeli(Household)
HondurasThis project is currently in the transitionary phase. If you'd like to get involved with a project, and see it through from beginning to end, this is the place for you!
Contact person: Ben Bachmeier or Kim Kawatra
Fundraising CommitteeThe fundraising committee is a vital part of the chapter. Students are needed to write grants, present to rotaries and businesses, and communicate with individual and corporate donors.
Contact person: Kelly Stifter
Events CommitteeThe events committee works to plan many EWB related events including general chapter meetings, outreach events, social events, and, most notably, our annual Spring Reception.
Contact person: Tom Peterson
OutreachOutreach is not an official committee, but if in addition to a project you are interested in planning or volunteering for EWB events please feel free to contact the Outreach officer.
Contact Person: Lauren Schufman
Freshman Leadership BoardThe FLB grants opportunities for freshman members to become involved in EWB alongside other freshman students. Students learn technical skills such as AuotCAD, plan outreach events, do hands on activities, and participate in social events.
Contact person: Kelly Stifter or Max Nagarajan