Spring break will draw thousands of college students to the nation’s shoreline, but three University of Missouri-Rolla students have a different type of water on their minds.
Members of UMR’s Engineers Without Borders (EWB) student chapter will leave March 24 for an eight-day trip to Pimienta, Honduras, to assess potential community projects. The projects will address health, sanitation and other needs in the community. Possible projects include:
Following the trip, the UMR EWB team will select one project to design and implement during the 2007-08 academic year.
Dr. Rick Stephenson, EWB’s faculty advisor and professor of civil engineering, will travel with the students and provide guidance. The three UMR students traveling to Honduras are:
Similar to the more established Doctors Without Borders, EWB works to improve the lives of people around the world by building infrastructure such as water systems and other engineering endeavors.
For more information about the UMR EWB chapter, visit www.ewb-umr.org.