New PERU Project!!

The local community of Abra Malaga Thastayoc near Cusco, Peru will work with UConn chapter to identify and prioritize its challenges and identify how engineering projects might help address those challenges. Currently the community has no bathroom structures, and people are suffering from parasites and stomach problems due to drinking impure water. Current project goal is to build about 10-15 latrines for the families that need it most with a hope to build more in the future.

EWB ­USA community programs are based on long­ term partnerships of a minimum of 5­ years. On the first assessment trip, members from UConn chapter will visit the community to understand the community needs and modify project goals accordingly. We are very excited for this project as it is a different direction for our chapter relating to public health!

UConn EWB Hosted a Regional Conference

Recently, the UConn chapter of Engineers without Borders hosted a conference in conjunction with Pratt and Whitney and various universities. We had professionals from the Hartford and New London chapter, as well as a brand new New Haven chapter. Furthermore, we had numerous universities make the trip to Storrs; Fairfield University, Boston University and Yale University are just a few to name. February 4th was an enriching day where chapter members were able to collaborate in break-out sessions and work towards everyone bettering their organization with help from others. Oak Hall was a spectacular venue with the large lecture hall being employed for mass presentations and the smaller classrooms providing comfortable discussion areas. This conference was a complete success with about 70 people attending and everyone having a positive learning experience. Throughout the day as members attended various sessions there was also a film-making hands-on session occurring and we were lucky enough to come away with this spectacular video: . Many thanks to all that attended, supported and worked on this fulfilling day; we are already excited for next year!