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Success from Panama!

EWB-RPI has returned from Panama and we are happy to say that the trip was a success! The rainwater catchment system and chlorine treatment stations are working and providing the community with clean drinking water for long periods of time. After a few additional supports were added to the system, the project was closed out and we are now looking for a new program.

Thank you to all the members, mentors, sponsors, and supporters of EWB-RPI who have helped us achieve this great service for the community of Sandubidi!

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Closing out the Panama project

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EWB-RPI is going to Panama and Nicaragua

EWB-RPI is going to Panama and Nicaragua in January 2017! Panama’s trip will be focused on monitoring and Nicaragua’s will be focused on gathering data! Below is a video about our Panama Project!

If you would like to contribute to EWB-RPI and support our projects, please visit our donation page. Thank you!


On the weekend of November 4th, members of EWB-RPI attended the North East Regional Conference at Boston University! Pictures of our members can be seen below.


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Dine to Donate at Recovery Room on October 25th

EWB-RPI is teaming up with the Recovery Room to support our open international projects in Nicaragua and Panama. Come to the Recovery Room located at 235 Hoosick St, Troy NY on October 25th.
Show your server the coupon below in order to have 15% of your bill support EWB-RPI!!!


EWB-RPI Brings in the New Semester

On August 28th, EWB-RPI hosted an NRB event to introduce new members to our project! The event included an interactive activity that guided prospective members through a mock project. After a successful activities fair, we held a GBM introducing the new members to our current projects. Photos from the NRB bootcamp and our first GMB and project meeting are below!

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EWB-RPI is adding a new project!!!

We are happy to announce that the EWB RPI chapter has been approved for a sanitation project in Sasle, Nicaragua! We are looking forward to work with our next community. In addition,we will begin planning our first assessment trip this fall! Big thanks to our members, mentors, donors, and EWB national to make this all possible! We will be updating our progress in our project page!

The Polytechnic Press Release

This winter break, eight members of Rensselaer’s chapter of Engineers Without Borders traveled to the remote island community of Isla Popa II on the Gulf coast of Panama to construct a sustainable source of clean drinking water. Without access to a reliable source of drinking water, the community’s 350 inhabitants use water collected from unsanitary rainwater collection systems for their daily needs. This water is contaminated with bacteria and is suspected to be responsible for various health problems within the community. While on the trip, Engineers Without Borders, also known as EWB, built a large-scale rainwater collection system in addition to constructing bio-sand filters to purify the collected water. This increased the community’s rainwater collection capacity and provided a treatment method to purify the water.

Read the full article here.