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Engineers Without Borders at MSU

Engineers Without Borders at MSU is a student organization that aims to improve the quality of life of others in our local, national, and international communities. We do this by helping to provide access to basic necessities, such as clean water, power, sanitation, and education. Our organization brings together students from several engineering disciplines to design and implement solutions to these problems.

Your Support Will Help Improve Lives at Home and Abroad

We take on projects at the international and local levels. Internationally, we are currently working to implement a rainwater catchment system at a 600-student school in Buyuni, Tanzania. We have already fully designed the system, and have implemented its first phase, and will be returning in May to implement the second phase. Last December, we completed construction and monitoring of composting latrines for a community in El Salvador, and are currently in the process of finalizing the project documentation. At the local level, we have been working with the Woldumar Nature Center in Lansing to replace some aging docks on their premises.

Aside from projects, we arrange short-term community service opportunities. Every year, Engineers Without Borders at MSU organizes an alternative spring break option for our members; this year our tentative plan is to go to Houston and help rebuild after the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey. We also frequently volunteer in and around Lansing, with particular interest in STEM outreach events.

How Your Donation Will Be Used

Money raised via CrowdPower will be sent to our general fund, which can be used to cover any number of expenses, such as project fees, materials, and travel. Your contribution could go toward a rainwater storage tank in Tanzania, a dock at a nature center in Lansing, or a small STEM demonstration for a local child.

The vast majority of our funding needs are currently with the Tanzania project, which will require $20,000 to fully fund to completion. We have designed our system to be implemented in phases as funding allows, so that we can implement as much functionality as possible for the community while we continue our fundraising. We will return to Tanzania in May to implement the second phase of the system. 

Who We Are

Engineers Without Borders at MSU is a student organization within the College of Engineering at Michigan State University. We are a university chapter of the national organization Engineers Without Borders USA. Our organization is composed of students studying several engineering disciplines at Michigan State University (though we are open to all majors). Our mission is “to improve the quality of life of others in our local, national, and international communities.”

Make a Gift by Mail:

University Advancement
Spartan Way
535 Chestnut Road, Room 300
East Lansing, MI 48824

*Make check payable to Michigan State University and write “Appeal 18OOPCF1ENGWOB” in the note section.

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