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.
- April General Meeting April 18, 2018
For our second general meeting of the year, we had some important topics to discuss. First on the agenda was to elect a president-elect. This position is directly below the current president and this person will take over as president in January of 2019. If you would like to be in consideration for president-elect please contact any of the officers as soon as possible. We would like to have this position filled relatively quick so they will be able to learn as much from Kennedy as possible.
On the last week of classes (the week before finals), we will be meeting in the quad for some games and activities! After we will head downtown for some food. Visit our facebook page and check the GroupMe for more details.
Lastly, the group that went to Panama had a video made about the trip. Visit the Project 2 page and see what we did that week!
- Implementation Report and Announcements April 4, 2018
The team that traveled to Maje over spring break have returned! It was a successful trip, even though we didn’t accomplish everything we set out to do. The pipe is in the village and the community is ready to have some water! See Project 2 for more details.
On April 19th we will be hosting a trivia night at Shakespear’s West location. Help spread the word and bring all of your friends! Admission is $5, see our facebook page for more info.
We have begun our assessment trip documentation for our Ecuador Project and plan on having that completed by the end of the school year. As of now, we are heading there this upcoming August, once we have a for sure plan travel applications we be handed out. If you want to go to Ecuador make sure to attend all of the meetings and be active in the group!
- 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!