Missouri S&T chapter of Engineers Without Borders receives $750,000 in funding

From clean drinking water to flood control, Missouri University of Science and Technology’s Engineers Without Borders projects are changing lives in Central and South America. Now two major donors have stepped forward to provide $750,000 in funding for EWB – a $500,000 challenge grant from the Houston-based Montana Cahill Foundation and a $250,000 gift from Missouri S&T graduate David Heikkinen and his wife, Ann.

“EWB students are a different breed and we are lucky to have them,” says Duane Montana, a Montana Cahill Foundation director and retired executive with Brown & Root who earned a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from Missouri S&T. “EWB students represent something of our higher nature and better selves. They make a commitment, often over multiple years, that goes beyond the classroom. It is a commitment to a community to provide its people with a basic life necessity: clean water.” [Read more…]

S&T engineering students to spend Thanksgiving break in Guatemala

Students from a previous trip work in Guatemala. Photo submitted.

Students from a previous trip work in Guatemala. Photo submitted.

The student chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) at Missouri University of Science and Technology will travel to Nahualate, Guatemala, to continue its work to help provide access to safe drinking water for the community of approximately 3,000 people.

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S&T’s Engineers Without Borders heads to Honduras

A past team trip to Honduras.

A past team trip to Honduras.

A group of students from Missouri University of Science and Technology’s student chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) will travel to Santiago, Honduras, to continue its multi-year project to provide the town with fresh drinking water. The group will be in Honduras May 15-23.

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Missouri S&T EWB group to travel to Guatemala

The new minor in humanitarian engineering and science will allow students to earn credit for service-learning activities, such as Engineers Without Borders.The student chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) at Missouri University of Science and Technology will travel to Nahualate, Guatemala, to continue its work to help provide access to safe drinking water for the community of approximately 3,000 people.

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Missouri S&T’s EWB to host 5K on Halloween

EWB 5kThe student chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) at Missouri University of Science and Technology will host a 5K run this month to raise money to support team travel expenses.

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Missouri S&T EWB group to travel to Guatemala

Students from a previous trip work in Guatemala. Photo submitted.

Students from a previous trip work in Guatemala. Photo submitted.

The student chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) at Missouri University of Science and Technology is heading to Nahualate, Guatemala, to continue its work to provide access to safe drinking water for approximately 3,000 people.

[Read more…]

Missouri S&T’s Engineers Without Borders works to provide drinking water in Bolivia

Photo submitted from a previous EWB-Tacachia trip.

Photo submitted from a previous EWB-Tacachia trip.

The student chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) at Missouri University of Science and Technology is heading to Tacachia, Bolivia, before the start of the fall semester to continue its work to provide access to safe drinking water for the Andean community.

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Missouri S&T Engineers Without Borders travels to Bolivia

Students working in Los Eucaliptos during a prior trip. Photo submitted.

Students working in Los Eucaliptos during a prior trip. Photo submitted.

Members of Missouri University of Science and Technology’s Engineers Without Borders (EWB) student chapter will travel to Los Eucaliptos, Bolivia, this month to continue their work to establish a clean source of drinking water for the community.

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S&T’s Engineers Without Borders start work as classes end

The new minor in humanitarian engineering and science will allow students to earn credit for service-learning activities, such as Engineers Without Borders.

A past Engineers Without Borders trip to Honduras. Photo submitted.

A group of students from the Engineers Without Borders (EWB) student chapter at Missouri University of Science and Technology will travel to Santiago, Honduras, May 21-28 to continue its work to improve clean drinking water accessibility in the community.

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Missouri S&T’s EWB to host ‘Run for Water’ 5K

details_5c5db70204e21d8c78413843ba0315f52c29a9adThe student chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) at Missouri University of Science and Technology will host a 5K run this April to raise money to support team travel expenses.

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