Presentation on theme: "The Engineer as Global Citizen November 16, 2010 Steve Adams President ENGINEERS WITHOUT BORDERS - USA Portland Professional Chapter (EWB Portland)"— Presentation transcript:
The Engineer as Global Citizen November 16, 2010 Steve Adams President ENGINEERS WITHOUT BORDERS - USA Portland Professional Chapter (EWB Portland)
I.Why? II.What is EWB? III.Projects IV.Ways to get involved V.Questions Overview
Potable Water ▼This ▼or this
Sanitation ▼This ▼or this
Meeting Basic Human Needs 20% of the world’s population lacks clean water 20% lack adequate housing 40% lack adequate sanitation
Design the Infrastructure of the World Can and do have an impact on the quality of life Engineers
EWB-USA EWB-USA is the catalyst for a new movement to educate the next generation of socially conscious engineers deeply aware of the needs of the rest of the world.
What is EWB? EWB-USA A 501(c)(3) non-profit humanitarian organization established to partner with developing communities worldwide to improve their quality of life. …Part of the EWB International Network
1 Founder – Dr. Bernard Amadei 1 Active Project - San Pablo, Belize 1 Chapter – UC-Boulder EWB-USA in 2001
350+ Active Projects 250+ Professional and Student Chapters 12,000 Members 60% Student / 40% Professional 10% Non-Engineer Formal Partnership with ASCE Partnership soon with Rotary International and Peace Corps EWB-USA in 2011
EWB Organization Headquarters in Colorado Board of Directors Support Staff Chapters –Student Chapters University Affiliated Faculty Advisor / Professional Mentors Student Leaders –Professional Chapters Committees/Professional Leaders Support Student Chapters
EWB Vision Our vision is a world in which all communities have the capacity to meet their basic human needs.
EWB Mission Engineers Without Borders – USA supports community-driven development programs worldwide through the design and implementation of sustainable engineering projects, while fostering responsible leadership.
Project Process Site Assessment Trip West Coast TAC Approval Identify Project Design Implementation Trip
Projects initiated and completed with contributions from the host community. Construct sustainable systems that the host community owns and operates. Empower host communities by enhancing local, technical, managerial, and entrepreneurial skills. Project Goals
EWB-USA 350+ Active Projects
EWB-OS : Since 2005 El Salvador & Kenya EWB-PSU : Since 2005 Nicaragua Oregon EWB Student Projects EWB-UP : Since 2006 Guatemala & Honduras EWB-OIT : Since 2009 Tanzania
Esmeraldas, Ecuador –Water, Sanitary, Health Education Les Anglais, Haiti –Water system –Sanitary system Orkeeswa School and Mungere Village School, Tanzania –Water, Sanitary, Power Portland Professional Programs
Meet our Project - Bua, Ecuador
Meet our Project - Les Anglais, Haiti
Meet our Project - Orkeeswa School, TZ
Volunteers Partners Communities Supporters Who makes it happen?
Anthropologists Educators Statisticians Sociologists Health Profession Scientists Public Relations You don’t have to be an Engineer! Others involved in EWB include:
Become a member of EWB-USA Join a Chapter or Project Team Be a Mentor for a Student Chapter Junior Engineers –Provide energy, time, ideas Principal / Senior Engineers –Support younger engineers with their involvement –Provide corporate resources –Corporate and Business donations Ways to get involved
Project Funding Local Chapter fundraising –Kickball Without Borders –Dinner banquets –Chinook Book Corporate Sponsorship EWB-USA fundraising - Grants Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) Partnering Community investment (often labor)
EWB Needs Get involved with a Project Help out on a Committee Step up to Leadership Student Mentor Corporate Sponsors Student Mentors
2010 SPONSORS Gold Level Sponsors
2010 Sponsors Silver Level Sponsors
“Building a better world, one community at a time.” Questions?
"What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us." - Ralph Waldo Emerson