Engineers Without Borders-RPI is a non-profit club and chapter of the larger Engineers Without Borders organization EWB-USA.
The Mission of Engineers Without Borders – USA:
EWB-USA builds a better world through engineering projects that empower communities to meet their basic human needs and equip leaders to solve the world’s most pressing challenges.
Engineers Without Borders – RPI:
EWB-RPI was founded in 2010 by Rensselaer students and has since grown to over 70 active members. Members contribute to technical design, fundraising, community relations, and chapter administration. Since November 2010, we’ve completed and closed out our first project in Bocas Del Toro, Panama. We designed and installed a water supply and filtration system for 250 people in the Isla Popa II community! We have continued our relationship with the community and are now working on a solar panel system for the school and church. In 2016, we also began a water distribution project in Nicaragua. We are working to provide water access to the houses in the community that lack this basic need. For more information on our projects, see the project pages or contact the appropriate project lead listed below. We are always actively looking for members to help contribute to our cause. Members do not need to be engineers. EWB-RPI makes it easy for any member to get as involved as they want.
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute