About Us

Engineers Without Borders-RPI is a non-profit club and chapter of the larger Engineers Without Borders organization EWB-USA.
EWB-USA

The Mission of Engineers Without Borders – USA:

EWB-USA supports community-driven development programs worldwide by collaborating with local partners to design and implement sustainable engineering projects, while creating transformative experiences and responsible leaders.

Engineers Without Borders – RPI:

EWB-RPI was founded in 2010 by Rensselaer students and has since grown to over 40 active members. Members contribute to technical design, fundraising, community relations, and chapter administration. Since November 2010, we’ve been organizing our first project in Bocas Del Toro, Panama. With the community of Isla Popa II we’re working on water supply and filtration for 250 people! For more information on our project, see the project page or contact our project lead. We are always actively looking for members to help contribute to our cause. Members do not necessarily need to be engineers. EWB-RPI makes it easy for any member to get as involved as they want.
Currently we have a team of 12 Officers in the Executive Board and 5 Professional Mentors from the Industry and Faculty.

Currently we have a team of 12 Officers in the Executive Board and 5 Professional Mentors from the Industry and Faculty:

President

Rebecca Nungesser
B.S. Chemical Engineering 2020
nunger@rpi.edu

Vice President

Ariana Espinal
B.S. Mechanical Engineering 2020
espina2@rpi.edu

Panama International Project Lead

Louis Catalano
B.S. Aeronautical Engineering 2020
catall@rpi.edu

Nicaragua International Project Lead

Shreya Gupta
B.S. Civil Engineering 2020
guptas8@rpi.edu

Troy Project Lead

Emmanuel Sylvester
B.S. Electrical Engineering 2021
sylvee@rpi.edu

Secretary

James Mester
B.S. Electrical Engineering 2020
mestej@rpi.edu

Treasurer

Tyler McCormack
B.S. Civil Engineering 2020
mccort3@rpi.edu

Fundraising Coordinator

Britney Emmick
B.S. Environmental Engineering 2019
emiicb@rpi.edu

Membership Coordinator

Christine Ku
B.S. Electrical Engineering 2020
kuc3@rpi.edu

Campus Relations

Luke Chapdelaine
B.S. Mechanical Engineering 2020
chapdl@rpi.edu

Professional Liaison

Evan McCutcheon
B.S. Mechanical Engineering 2019
mccute2@rpi.edu

Webmaster

Hannah LaTourette
B.S. Electrical Engineering, Computer Systems Engineering 2020
latouh@rpi.edu

Professional Mentors

Chip Kilduff, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Alex Michaels
Energy Engineer
Malcolm Pirnie, ARCADIS

David Railsback
Environmental Engineer
ARCADIS

Scott Underhill
Environmental Engineer
AECOM

Dr. Paul Pagnozzi, MD
Nephrology & Environmental Engineering
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

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