Welcome back EWBers! Come join us at our spring kick-off meeting on February 10th at 7:15pm in 1800 Engineering Hall! Whether you're a returning member or a total newbie, bring a friend and learn about what each of our projects have in store for the next few months! Individual project kick-off meetings will follow later in the week.
As the largest of 250 chapters of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) in the United States, the University of Wisconsin sends students and engineers around the globe to operate engineering projects for people in need. In 2003, a devastating landslide severed the main water pipeline in Muramba, Rwanda, drastically altering the community’s access to clean water. The team spent months repairing the pipeline and developing new water sources for Muramba. Over five years, Wisconsin’s EWB also helped build a canal crossing, expanded the town’s health clinic, and teamed with farmers to create more efficient plots for crops. Students further the “Wisconsin Idea,” put forth over 100 years ago, that knowledge should serve to fulfill the needs and aspirations of people.
7 EWB-UW students and a project mentor traveled to Urbana-Champaign, IL for the EWB Great Lakes Regional Conference November 4-6TH. The conference brought together more than 200 EWB student and professional chapters. There were workshops, panel discussions, and keynote speakers at the event. The group enjoyed their time and learned lots to bring back to EWB-UW.
EWB-UW Rwanda held its first annual 5k Halloween run/walk for Rwanda on Friday, October 21st. The run/walk was held along lake shore path and brought in about 35 participants. All of the proceeds go toward our clinic project. We want to thank everyone who participated or donated!