The Engineers Without Borders Annual Spring Banquet Registration is now up! The banquet is on Sunday, April 14th from 4:00pm-? at the UW-Madison Union South. This event is our primary fundraising event of the year and we would love to have your support! To register, simply click on the banquet tab on the top menu or the below link and go through the online registration. If you would like to sponsor the event, you will need to complete this registration by mail. We hope to all of you there!
Dr. Huw Taylor from the University of Brighton, UK will be coming to deliver a distinguished lecture on Wednesday April 3, 2013. His talk is titled “Breaking Waterborne Disease Transmission Routes in Low-Income Countries: Engineering in Partnership.” The talk is scheduled to start at 7 PM in 2317 Engineering Hall. This will be preceded by a social hour so that EWB members can meet and chat with Dr. Taylor starting at 6:30 PM.
Engineers Without Borders – UW Madison is a student run non-profit organization that works on five community development projects around the world. Our mission is to design and implement environmentally and economically sustainable solutions to community issues.
EWB-UW is dedicated to developing socially, environmentally, and ethically responsible students by providing opportunities to interact with different cultures and by raising awareness of the challenges faced by disadvantaged communities.
To learn how you can get involved please peruse the website and stop by any of our meetings. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact any of the officers or project managers.
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!