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The mission of Engineers Without Borders University of Minnesota Chapter (EWB-UMN) is to partner with disadvantaged communities around the world, and to improve their quality of life through implementation of engineered projects that prove environmentally and economically sustainable. Our goals are achieved through cooperation with each other, fellow institutions, and mentors on the basis of commitment, persistence and concern for the recipients of our efforts. We strive to uphold and advance our principles for international responsibility and look forward to applying the experience in our future engineering careers.

Members need not be students or engineers!!
A few hours of time and expertise go a long way to help projects succeed all around the globe.

Engineers Without Borders at University of Minnesota
Engineers Without Borders at University of Minnesota added 3 new photos.Saturday, April 23rd, 2016 at 4:00am
Happy Earth Day!

Or as we in EWB like to call it, Friday.
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Engineers Without Borders at University of Minnesota added 3 new photos.Friday, April 15th, 2016 at 10:00am
#ThrowbackThursday to our trips to Uganda, Bolivia, and Guatemala last summer! The projects are working hard and are excited to return!
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Engineers Without Borders at University of MinnesotaWednesday, April 13th, 2016 at 12:00pm
Humans of EWB-UMN!

Burke Minahan in Guatemala:

EWB has taught me a lot about engineering projects, stuff you don't learn in class. It's given me experience that I can draw on when working on projects, or in job interviews. But I think the most important thing my experience in EWB has given me is a new perspective; on engineering, on the world, and on myself. No matter what kind of problems I have in my life or in school or whatever, I know that there's people that are stronger than me that have to walk hours a day to get their water. More important though, is their attitude. They're full of hope; always looking forward. The Guatemalans we work with, they don't just want clean water. They want water so their mothers can spend more time doing crafts, their kids can be healthier, go to school more, and have a brighter future, so their fathers can spend more time improving the community. Every call or meeting they have, they always end by saying how grateful they are to have this opportunity. The last Skype call they ended with "Little by little if each of us does what we can we'll leave this hurting planet a little better off for the next generation," and that means so much coming from them.
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Engineers Without Borders at University of MinnesotaMonday, April 11th, 2016 at 12:17pm
Humans of EWB-UMN!
Rachel Orlovsky in the Guatemala project:

After being in country I realized how much I take for granted in the United States. I can go to the tap, turn on the faucet and know that I can drink that water. I have confidence that when I enter a room and flip a switch the light will turn on. They don't have the same luxuries. Being able to fix their dam or give them clean water means everything to them. It means they don't have to spend time carrying water and that they can grow crops year-round. After traveling, I realized how richly blessed we are living in the United States and it only makes you want to continue to help in EWB.

It came quite in handy knowing Spanish when we were in Guatemala. I took Spanish in high school and was used as a translator a lot of days and got to learn a lot of new words which was fun. I made one whoopsie when working with some of the members of the community. The word soup in spanish is "sopa" and soap is "jabon". We were pressure testing the line to see if there were any leaks and using soap to see if there were bubbles. I accidentally told them we were using soup instead of soap and he was like "What are you doing to our water?! You Americans are kinda silly." Luckily Burke was there to correct me!
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Engineers Without Borders at University of MinnesotaThursday, April 7th, 2016 at 10:52am
Join our Donuts and Discussion event on April 12th, 2016!
The event page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/506066399518489/
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