Mizzou Engineers Without Borders is a student chapter of the national organization Engineers Without Borders USA (www.ewb-usa.org). We’re located at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri and have been active since 2009. Having successfully completed our first project (Project 1) in 2013, we are now actively working on our second in Central America!
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 educational opportunities that the EWB-USA program provides.
EWB-USA, and by extension Mizzou EWB, supports community-driven development programs worldwide by collaborating with local partners to design and implement economical and sustainable engineering solutions, while creating transformative experiences and responsible leaders.
- New Project Application February 7, 2018
During our Technical Meeting on February 7, our team made a decision to adopt our third project! With Majé very close to completion, we have decided it would be a good idea to get the ball rolling for our next project. Our group has decided to tackle another water project, this time a little further south in Ecuador. The community of Cotopaxi, El Romerillo has asked for help from EWB. They are in need of a water filtration system that will filter out volcanic ash from their water source. This community of 700 is around 12 miles from an active volcano and needs to plan for future eruptions. Hopefully, we get approved and can begin helping out another community!
- First General Meeting Recap January 24, 2018
It was great to see everyone who was able to attend our first general meeting of the semester last night. We hope that you were able to get your questions answered and are as excited about the upcoming year in EWB as we are!
At the meeting, our president Kennedy Tunks gave a presentation on the benefits of joining EWB.
Then, Chandler Miller took over to give us a recap of our current project happening in Panama. Chandler also mentioned some future events that will be happening very soon in Majé. This spring break (March 24th to April 1st), a group of ten EWB members and two advisors will be traveling to the community for our implementation trip! We will also be returning to Majé in 2019 to monitor progress and determine if Phase 2 is necessary to meet the community’s needs.
After Chandler, Brooke Flynn took the stage to talk about a possible future project happening in Cameroon. This community has roughly 1000 residents and is lacking in safe clean drinking water. In this project, we could be designing a bore-well and reservoir tanks that could be enhanced by solar energy.
To finish up the meeting, Kennedy retook the stage and talked about the schedule for the future. These included a weekend for Habitat for Humanity and future general, technical, and fundraising meetings. See our calendar or Facebook page for a schedule.
- Thank You Sponsors! April 5, 2017We are happy to announce that POWER Engineers is now a sponsor of Mizzou Engineers Without Borders. Their support along with the support of recent donations from Mizzou’s College of Engineering, Black & Veatch, and the local Rotary Club Sunrise Southwest has brought us within $5,000 of our estimated $40,000 cost for our current project in Majé de Chimán.
For more information on how to become a sponsor, please visit our sponsor page or contact us for additional information.