Engineers Without Borders

EWB Honduras

March 15, 2013

Engineers Without Borders Receives National Honor for Honduras Water Project

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Lafayette’s chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) is one of three in the nation to be named a 2013 Premier Project by EWB-USA, the organization’s highest honor. It was selected from more than 250 chapters across the nation working on more than 350 projects. Since 2006, Lafayette has been working with residents of El Convento, [...]

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October 14, 2011

Engineers Without Borders Pays It Forward through Latest Trip to Honduras to Install Water-Delivery System

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A native of Bogotá, Colombia, Juan Puerta ’12 is acutely aware of the problems rural communities face in Latin America, particularly the lack of potable water. His involvement with Lafayette’s chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) is his way of expressing gratitude for the opportunities he’s had. The chapter has been working for a number [...]

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March 6, 2011

National Engineers Week Allows Students to Learn, Teach, and Have Fun

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National Engineers Week at Lafayette provided students with opportunities to learn more, teach others, and have fun with the engineering field. Members of Lafayette’s Society of Environmental Engineers and Scientists taught concepts of sustainable engineering to students from Bangor Middle School with a hands-on session building water filters from simple items. Students also traveled to [...]

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December 3, 2010

Students Help Developing Communities in Honduras through Engineers Without Borders

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Someday soon, the residents of El Convento, Honduras, will be able to enjoy what people in the developed world take for granted: fresh clean water in their homes.  Until then, they use water drawn from a polluted stream running through the village. When their village’s water distribution and filtration system is complete, it will be [...]

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June 18, 2010

Student Work in Honduras Featured on Channel 69 News

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The Lafayette student-run water and economic infrastructure projects in the Yoro region of Honduras have been featured in three segments over the last month on WFMZ-TV Channel 69 News and Edicion en Espanol. Watch the June 21 segment Watch the May 20 segment part 1 (in Spanish) Watch the May 20 segment part 2 (in [...]

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May 19, 2010

Lafayette Students Featured in Two Segments on WFMZ’s Edicion en Espanol

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Students provide commentary in Spanish on their economic and environmental work in Honduras Students involved with Lafayette’s chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) and the Economic Empowerment and Global Learning Project (EEGLP) were interviewed for two segments on WFMZ’s Edicion en Espanol appearing 11 p.m. Wednesday, May 19 and Thursday, May 20. Civil engineering majors [...]

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December 13, 2009

Student Chapter of Engineers Without Borders Receives National Grant

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Award will support sustainable water project in El Convento, Honduras The Lafayette student chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) has been awarded a Boeing grant through Engineers Without Borders-USA to help fund its ongoing work to bring clean water to rural Honduras. EWB is working to build a new water system for El Convento, a [...]

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July 7, 2009

Students Travel to Honduras to Build Sustainable Water Systems

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By Andrew Jameson ’09 Andrew Jameson ’09, an electrical and computer engineering major, traveled with other members of Lafayette’s chapter of Engineers Without Borders to continue work on gravity-fed water systems in Honduras. As part of the multidisciplinary project, students have worked with villagers in El Convento, Lagunitas, and La Fortuna during numerous trips since [...]

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September 16, 2008

Students Travel to Honduras to Build Sustainable Water Systems

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Andrew Jameson ’09 writes about his experiences this summer with Engineers Without Borders Links for this article will point to the web address below: http://www.lafayette.edu/press/special_news_events/ewb9-08/

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June 25, 2008

Engineers Without Borders begins third project in Honduras this summer

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Students from engineering and the liberal arts will design a sustainable water system for the village of El Convento This summer, members of Lafayette’s chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) representing disciplines in engineering and the liberal arts will begin developing a sustainable water system for the village of El Convento, Honduras. The group will [...]