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February 1, 2018

Failure Forum Conference at Harvard April 7th

We are excited to announce that we are hosting our first-ever EWB conference at Harvard dedicated to talking about failures, how they happened, and what to learn from them moving forward. Too often at conferences, stories skip over these critical aspects that ultimately are the most valuable learning experiences. The event will take place from 12 pm - 7 pm on April 7th in the Maxwell-Dworkin building on Harvard University's campus. Sign up here! We look forward to seeing you in April!

April 25, 2017

Generous Donation from Harvard DRCLAS

We are delighted to announce that we have received generous support from the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS)! Their funding will go towards the cost of materials and transportation for our trip to the Dominican Republic this summer.

April 24, 2017

EWB-USA's Spring 2017 Photo Contest

Harvard EWB wins Third Place in EWB-USA's Spring 2017 Photo Contest! We are honored to contribute to EWB’s mission through work in the field, and to have this opportunity to underscore the importance of giving to communities around the world.

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April 17, 2017

Update on Nectar Grant

Grants received by the chapter are distributed between the chapter’s two current projects. For this calendar year, we have received grants from the following sponsors:

• Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences - $12,000
• Harvard Office for Sustainability- $5,000
• Engineers Without Borders USA - $8,000

In addition, we have raised $8,615 during a winter fundraiser.
The chapter seeks to raise a total of $ 63,075 to facilitate implementation trips to Los Sanchez, Dominican Republic and Mkutani, Tanzania this coming summer 2017.
To donate and support these projects, please click here. Also, please see our sponsorship packet(pdf) below:

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March 29, 2017

Project Update- The Mkutani Team

The Mkutani team submitted their latrine and teacher housing pre-tip implementation plans along with their construction safety plan! Over 150 pages of Mkutani content is now under EWB-USA review.

February 28, 2017

Acknowledgement - EWB Grants and Fundraisers.

Grants received by the chapter are distributed between the chapter’s two current projects. Thus far, the chapter’s main source of revenue has been grants from Harvard University. This year, they have strengthened their relationship with larger funding sources like the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the Phillips Brooks House Center for Public Service and Engaged Scholarship, and the Harvard Global Health Institute. They have been awarded one $8,000 and one $4,000 grant from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and $5,000 from the Harvard Office for Sustainability. In addition, they have raised $8,615 during a winter fundraiser.

February 26, 2017

EWB Club update- New Board Appointed!

Designation: Board
Appointed: Eshaan Patheria and Victor Yang

Director of Programming
Designation: Board
Appointed: Sarah Welsh

Director of Fundraising
Designation: Board
Appointed: Vivian Fernandez

Designation: Board
Appointed: Lyra Wanzer

Director of Human Resources
Designation: Executive
Appointed: Alan Bidart

Director of Media
Designation: Executive
Appointed: Billy Koech

Director of Grants
Designation: Executive
Appointed: Tyler Moulton

Director of Sponsorship
Designation: Executive
Appointed: Yonatan Girma

The Committee members:

  • Programming: Sarah Welsh (Board), Tatheer Adnan, Sean Park and Andrew Yang
  • Fundraising: Lyra Wanzer (Board), Vivian Fernandez (Board), Tyler Moulton (Executive), Yonatan Girma and Sophie Pesek
  • Media: Billy Koech (Executive) and Anisha Dok

February 22, 2017

Project Update- The Los Sanchez Team

The Los Sanchez project has had a busy semester preparing for their upcoming construction trip in August. So far this year, they have finished a detailed analysis of possible designs for the water system. Some options that were considered included building another tank and using additional water sources to minimize piping costs and head loss due to long sections of piping. This analysis was submitted to EWB National and recently approved!

Now the chapter is finalizing the the details of the chosen design. They have completed models for a new well housing, a new valve box, and numerous tap stands. In addition, the team has used both excel and WaterGEMS to design a functional piping system that delivers water to the entire community. The design has been submitted to EWB national and the chapter is anxiously waiting for approval. Stay tuned for updates on our continued progress!

March 11, 2016

Project Update - Los Sanchez, DR

The local government has started constructing a new water tank for Los Sanchez! We are in close touch with the community leaders, and the construction is coming along well. Our project's main focus will be the piping system to distribute water from this tank to the houses in the community.