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Engineers Without Borders at MSU

Engineers Without Borders (EWB) is a national non-profit organization that seeks to build a better world through engineering projects that empower communities to meet their basic human needs. The Michigan State University chapter (EWB-MSU) is an entirely student-led branch with members from all engineering disciplines, and receives support from faculty, alumni, and university organizations. Our aim is to partner with communities across the globe to improve access to clean water and adequate sanitation in an effort to raise the quality of life for all involved. Our local volunteer work engages with community organizations to provide educational events that align with our core values, all while working to achieve the mission of EWB both in the Lansing area and around the world.

Your Support Will Make a Big Difference

Our current project is located in the southern Tanzanian village of Ngwenya. This community of just over 600 individuals does not have reliable access to safe, potable water and much of their water supply is determined by the quantity of rainfall. To combat this issue, EWB-MSU will investigate the water sources in the area, drill a well and design water distribution system to service the village. The completion of this project will allow the community to have consistent access to safe, clean water and the effects of improved water security will be felt in all aspects of life. In order to complete this project successfully, it is important that we as students are able to travel to connect with the community, implement our design, and ensure that the design meets all of their needs. Traveling to Tanzania is expensive, although we are very privileged to be able to go and establish lasting connections with the people we are working with in Ngwenya.

How Your Donation Will Be Used

All of the proceeds will go directly to EWB-MSU to aid in the completion of the project. With your support, EWB-MSU can send a few members from our project team along with a mentor to Tanzania to assist the community and empower them to sustainably meet their needs with a clean and reliable water source.

To raise awareness and funds for the project, EWB-MSU will be partnering with an environmental engineering alumnus of ours, David Ravitz, and his partner, Mitra Lebuhn, who will climb Mount Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain in Africa, in April of 2023. The pair thought that such a big endeavor should support a worthy cause, so this climb is meant to raise awareness and funds for our work and our mission.

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 23OOPCF1ENGWOB” in the note section.

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