Engineers without Borders (EWB)
Our vision is a world in which the communities we serve have the capacity to sustainably meet their basic human needs, and that our members have enriched global perspectives through the innovative, professional, and educational opportunities in which we engage. 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.
EWB-SCU’s chapter goals for the coming year include: supporting members in developing their professional network through the annual Networking Banquet (Winter 2018), continuing to support our community partners in Rwanda through the design and implementation of projects that engage students of every engineering discipline, and educating chapter members about Rwandan culture and sustainable international development.
Events and Activities
• Kickball Tournament
• Networking Benefit
• Guest Speakers
• Off Campus Projects
Traveling to Rwanda: Top 10 Lessons I Learned
Traveling to Nyange, Rwanda, with EWB was one of the greatest experiences I have had as a Santa Clara engineering student. The opportunity to use the engineering skills I have gained throughout the years at SCU to empower the tile-making cooperative we work with was truly humbling and rewarding. I also learned a lot and here are my top 10 lessons for any future EWB Rwandan travelers and/or other service-based travelers:
Pass the Wrench, Please
Bioengineering senior Mohit Nalavadi, a member of our student chapter of Engineers Without Borders, shares his experience of bringing labor-saving technology to a village in Rwanda in this account that first appeared on washingtonpost.com.
Women of Nyange
Women of Nyange help roof the house of a widow who attends PICO training weekly. As the rainy season started, she was forced to live with another family. Now she will be able to move back into her own home.