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Engineers Go Global  03/25/2009
Engineers Go Global Engineers Go Global U.S. engineering students and professionals are taking their skills and enthusiasm around the world through EWB-USA. More than 40 EWBs in other countries also have their own active or developing projects. Wipe-off board in Bernard Amadei’s office is one nexus of the expanding activity.
Engineers Go Global Mexico Carroll’s EWB-USA chapter is also helping a Catholic orphanage near Mexico City develop a water-reuse project for its 300 children that will provide an income and ensure sustainability in the future.
Engineers Go Global Blackfeet Reservation, Montana EWB-USA students from Carroll College in Helena, Mont., host tribal middle schoolers at annual summer camp to teach engineering and environmental skills and reduce the high-school dropout rate.
Engineers Go Global Guatemala Wisconsin-based EWB-USA students and professionals are uniting Mayan communities with bridges built to U.S. standards that will allow commerce and education even when river levels are high.
Engineers Go Global India Gaining support of local “clients” is key to project sustainability for EWBs. India’s chapters are improving sanitation and wa­­ter supply in Hyderabad and bioremediating industrial pollution in Tamil Nadu.
Engineers Go Global Rwanda Alternative energy and pollution-reducing technologies developed by EWB-USA engineers could earn revenue-producing carbon credits that will boost village economies and train locals to sustain.
Engineers Go Global Thailand EWB-USA active and proposed projects in include storm drainage for tsunami victim housing, sand filtration for a school’s drinking water and sun-pasteurized water purification.
Afghanistan Students in Colorado University’s Engineering for Developing Communities progiram (EDC) are creating a fuel briquette business in Kabul to employ street children and young adults.
Palestine EWB chapter members in Palestine and Israel in June will work on a project to build modular sustainable housing in Bethlehem. Mediterranean-area chapters will meet in Cyprus for fi rst time in April.
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