Engineers Without Boarders - Penn State Student Chapter

Engineers Without Borders at Penn State

Engineers Without Borders Penn State members
Engineers Without Borders Penn State members
Engineers Without Borders Penn State members

WE ARE… catalysts of change. We believe in the power of the shovel, but more importantly we believe in necessity of empowerment with our work. We believe in utilizing our expertise and grit to improve the quality of life, whether it is in downtown State College or for communities abroad, through holistic and culturally appropriate methods. We believe in engineering design that is as much environmentally sustainable as it is economically revitalizing for those we serve. These values permeate through all facets of our work, and are the reason we attract such driven and inspiration minds.

WE ARE… a daughter chapter of EWB-USA, which is an international non-profit organization that supports community-driven development programs worldwide through the design and implementation of sustainable engineering projects, while fostering responsible leadership. This incredible network of volunteers, entrepreneurs, and industry leaders has made incredible strides in providing vital humanitarian aid to international communities in need and is a constant resource of expertise and mentorship for our team.

Below is a TED talk that highlights the futility of aid without empowerment, and specifically highlights previous EWB projects that, in all meanings of the word, have failed. It’s with this understanding that we have crafted our approach to sustainable engineering in all that we do.

David Damberger: The nature of EWB aid work

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EWB-PSU is a volunteer organization funded by private donors, industry donors and grants. Without the generosity of our sponsors, our work would be impossible. Thank you to all of our project supporters!

  • Pratt & Whitney
  • Dow Chemical
  • P J Dick, Trumbull
  • Gannett Fleming
  • Shell
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Boeing
  • Converse Consultants
  • Schlumberger
  • ASME