January 24, 2006

The LSU Chapter of Engineers Without Borders – USA (EWB – USA) participated in a global project begun through the students at Dartmouth University to bring clean drinking water to areas such as Nyamilu, Kenya and Siuna, Nicaragua. The LSU EWB team participated in the second phase of the project which involved the building of a holding tank, as well as through the development of a system for distribution. Through the project, the team was able to apply their academic knowledge in a real-world setting which both challenging and time-consuming, but nonetheless a testament to their commitment and dedication to global need.

Engineers Without Borders – USA is a non-profit humanitarian organization established in 2000 to partner with developing communities worldwide in order to improve their quality of life through partnerships with both engineers and engineering students. Their projects range from the construction of sustainable systems that developing communities can own and operate without external assistance, to empowering such communities through the enhancement of local, technical, managerial, and entrepreneurial skills. The projects are sustained through contributions from the host community.

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