We are extremely proud to announce that Princeton University’s Engineers Without Borders (EWB) student chapter has won the 2015 Premier Student Chapter Award for the Northeast Region! The EWB-USA Premier Chapter Awards are presented annually to recognize outstanding EWB-USA student and professional chapters that meet the ideals of a successful EWB-USA chapter.
The EWB-PU Sierra Leone project team successfully traveled to Kono District, Sierra Leone to find a community to partner with to begin a series of water and sanitation projects. Michael Showak '13, Christine Feng '14, Stephanie Teeple '14, and Katie Breen '15 met members of the Dorma Village and assessed their community needs for future engineering projects to be designed by EWB-PU.
EWB-PU took an assessment trip to Peru in Summer 2011 to prepare for an implementation of a potable water distribution system in La Pitajaya, a community of 150 in the Peruvian Andes. The story chronicles the team's progress so far and their plans to implement the project in Summer 2012.
Princeton's Pace Center for Civic Engagement highlighted the 'student effect' that EWB-Princeton has on its members and campus in general. Check out the article from December 19, 2011, featuring co-President Michelle Liu '13.
In the summer of 2009, a group of four students from the Ghana team completed the first half of the construction of a community library in Ashaiman, Ghana. Princeton's Engineering School featured an article on May 20, 2011 about their work, available here.