Engineers Without Borders USA (EWB-USA) is a non-profit humanitarian organization established to partner with developing communities around the world not only to meet basic human needs but also to improve quality of life. Chapters work in partnership with the community and local NGOs to identify the most appropriate solution that can be sustained long term by the community.
The Harvard University Engineers Without Borders (HU-EWB) chapter is a completely student-run organization established in 2007. We are currently involved in two projects--clean water systems in the Dominican Republic and in Kenya. We are an inclusive and diverse group of engineers, scientists, humanities majors, and artists who all come together for a common cause: Building a better world, one community at a time. We seek to promote leadership and a global consciousness among students by working on community-driven, environmentally sound and economically sustainable engineering projects.
The heart of EWB lies within the community-oriented projects. We serve to not just bring technical solutions to a developing nation, but to work jointly with the community to best serve their needs. Through cultivating personal relationships and cultural awareness, we prioritize understanding the local constraints when implementing our projects.
This interdisciplinary approach to creating sustainable change requires a dynamic group of innovators. We encourage motivated students of all backgrounds and experience levels to contribute their passions to our teams. All training is provided through the club as we work and learn together to serve communities in need.