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Kingston Fundraiser 2016-Thank You!

Thank you for such a wonderful evening and thank you to those who donated to our cause. We would like to thank the Kingston YMCA, the Rensselaer Union, Paul Pagnozzi, and those who came as well as our sponsors for their significant contributions. You can find their names on our sponsors page.  The pictures below were taken at the Gala.

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Kingston Fundraiser

Engineers without Borders Second Annual Gala Fundraiser!

Join us for an evening of free food, raffles, and fun while we discuss out current project in Panama and the future plans for our chapter.Donations are encouraged!

When: April 2nd, 2016 from 5pm-9pm

Where:YMCA of Kingston & Ulster County Main Gym (507 BROADWAY KINGSTON NY 12401)

RSVP: ppagnozzi@gmail.com

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EWB-RPI goes to the Connecticut State Conference

On February 27th, EWB-RPI went to the Connecticut State Conference at the University of Connecticut.Tom Rebecchi and Allison Luongo gave a presentation about the difficulties and triumphs our chapter has gone through. We had had the opportunity to share our experiences with other chapters and learned a lot of information about networking, social science and closing out projects.

We would like to thank to EWB-UConn for hosting the Connecticut State Conference!

 

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EWB-RPI featured in The Poly!

“In 2010, the Rensselaer Engineers Without Borders chapter was formed and applied for its first project: creating a water treatment system for a community in Panama on Isla Popa II. Since then, the club has selected key members each year to travel over Winter Break to the community. The first three trips involved assessing the community’s situation, and concluding the most important needs. After drafting designs, filling out pages of paper work, and conducting chlorine tests, RPI’s EWB was ready to begin implementing their plans to build a rainwater catchment system. In last year’s implementation trip, they were successful in working in tandem with the community to build such a system. The water collected, however, was not treated. The latest Winter Break’s trip was meant for the creation and implementation of a chlorination system tank to be added to the existing structure…”

Read the rest here.

2016 Implementation Trip

This past winter break five EWB-RPI members traveled to Panama to finish implementing a water treatment system on Isla Popa II. Upon arrival, we found the previously built rainwater catchment system in disrepair, an unexpected hurdle. With the limited amount of days we had to work, we repaired the system, installed a chlorination treatment system, and educated the community on how to use the new system and about the importance of water treatment. With the coming year, we hope to wrap up this six-year project successfully with one last trip to Isla Popa II.