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WELCOME TO OUR 1 ST MEETING! 8 September 2011
Overview Structure Development Projects International Local Soap Box How to Join Sign-Up Sheets Website
Why Should You Join EWB-TAMU? Why Should I Join EWB? Why Should I Join EWB?
Structure – Development President – Kate Emery VP Projects – Grady Hillhouse VP Development – Reid Garcia Treasurer – Christy Leonhardt Publicity – Thomas McMillin Fundraising – Moe Allahham Webmaster – Cristina Vadell Administration – Allie Roldan Training – Lakshmi Nathan Events Coordinator – ??? Media Specialist – ???
Structure – Projects International Costa Rica – Jorge Bustamante & Scott Pangburn Completed construction of computer center with bathrooms in August 2010 Going on implementation trip to update community’s current water system in January 2012 Belize – Randy Nelson & Aaron Powledge Newest international program; replaced Acuña project Going on assessment trip in January 2012 to meet community and begin designing a water treatment facility
Structure – Projects Local Bryan Children’s Museum – Kim Serry & Jo Moldanado Finished 2 exhibits for Museum already Working on water conservation exhibit this semester Scotty’s House – Nick Calkins & Clarissa Archer Starting construction of playground this semester Friends Congregational Church – ??? Newest local project; designing and starting construction of playground
Structure – Development Aggie 500: Soap Box Derby Brings in other organizations to have fun and build cars together An annual fundraiser/publicity event Contemplating the possibility of doing a new event, let us know if you have any good ideas or would like to be a lead for the event!
Where did EWB-USA begin? In 2000, in Boulder, Colorado, Bernard Amadei’s landscaper invited him to visit his village in San Pablo, Belize, which was desperately in need of clean water. There was no electricity, running water or sanitation. Amadei returned with 8 University of Colorado-Boulder students and Denis Walsh, a civil engineering expert. By working together with the local community, this team installed a clean water system powered by a local waterfall. Simple, sustainable and low-cost, the entire project was completed for $14,000. Dr. Amadei decided to harness the power of professional and student engineers to complete similar low-tech, high-impact projects in other developing countries. It was a success and the beginning of Engineers Without Borders USA. Since its incorporation in 2002, EWB-USA has grown from ~8 engineering students and a civil engineering professor to over 12,000 students, faculty and professionals. EWB-USA Promo Video EWB-USA Promo Video
Officer Positions Open!! Soapbox Derby Coordinator (or other event) Friends Congregational Church Events Coordinator Large Scale Events Hosting EWB-USA South Central Regional Workshop (November 11-13, 2011) End of Year Banquet in April Recurring Events (work with Administrative Director) Socials Officer Retreats
Officer Positions Open!! Media Specialist Take pictures and record video at meetings, events, socials, etc. Potentially travel abroad to take pictures & video of our international projects Compile and edit media into professional looking presentations Optimally have nice equipment (i.e. DSLR camera, HD video camera) - but not a requirement
Publicity Team Want to get more involved in EWB? Here’s your chance!!!! We need people to help with publicity Fliers News articles Banners, posters, sandwich boards New ideas for getting us out there! Contact Thomas at
Mentor/Mentee Program Do you know where the best chicken in College Station is? Are you puzzled at the sound of “keto-eonol tautomerization”??? If so, (and even if you are a genius and already know,) sign up for our Mentor/Mentee Program! Program: We will pair up lower and upper undergrads (and grad students) together. All disciplines welcome! Goals: Make a good friend, enjoy fun events, learn a little more about your major!
EWB T-Shirt Design Contest!!! Competition designing a new EWB shirt for Submit ideas to Submissions due Fri. Sept. 16 th Winner will be announced at the following general meeting
How do I join? Sign-up sheets in lobby If you’re not sure where you want to join, you can go to project meetings or talk to us about other committees Go to website to join listserv for more information
First Social: Potluck dinner! Come eat and mingle with other EWB members! Best thing to bring: yourself! Where? Aggie Station Time? 6pm-8pm ** If you need a ride, Allie Roldan
Career Fair Tips (Next Week!) Even if you’re a freshman, GO! Get your resume out to companies Learn to network with representatives The Career Center offers tips and information to help you succeed in the job search Resume reviews in Zachry Mach interviews in Koldus (http://careercenter.tamu.edu/guides/resumes/?pwid= &dynid= &sn=under grads) for more informationhttp://careercenter.tamu.edu/guides/resumes/?pwid= &dynid= &sn=under grads