UW Engineers Without Borders

If you did not know, Engineers Without Borders (EWB-UW), is an interdisciplinary student organization at the University of Washington that was initiated by a small but dedicated group of concerned students and faculty in early 2005. Since that time the group membership and activity has increased dramatically. From 2006 until 2010, the chapter worked extensively in the Acasio region of Bolivia to improve communities’ roofs and stoves. Since then, the chapter has begun work in the community of La Vega de Volcan in Guatemala on fish hatchery water delivery and incubation system. In 2014, our chapter began the implementation of a multi-purpose community center, which we aim to complete in the Summer of 2016.

This year, we have a huge project we are starting in Nicaragua with the goals of improving the water quality due to the community getting sick, expand the first original water systems, and create a second system to reach houses that are out of range of the original. Due to the large scale and relatively new project, we are in need of students (non-engineering or engineering) to help us achieve our goals on our Nicaragua project as well as our other various ongoing projects. A description of our other projects are listed on our website.

Our chapter meets every Wednesday in More Hall 220 from 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM.