Our Student Chapter
Engineers without Borders-UWS (EWB-UWS) 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 2017. In addition to a program in Guatemala, we started a program in Tortuga, Nicaragua in July of 2016. The Nicaragua project mostly is focusing on water system improvements.
Founded in 2002 in Colorado, Engineers without Borders™ Organization (EWB-USA) is a registered non-profit 501(c)3.
Watch the video below to learn how 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.