Latest Engineers Without Borders Stories

2010-08-12 09:51:00

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Through the Inland Empire professional chapter of Engineers Without Borders (IE-EWB), RMT's Los Angeles and San Mateo offices are making the citizens' of San Lorenzo El Tejar, Guatemala dream for a sustainable water supply system a reality. A reliable water supply is currently not available in San Lorenzo El Tejar due to the village's decaying infrastructure. Many villagers have only two hours/day of running water, and that water is contaminated by...

2010-05-28 10:00:00

An innovative bicycle-powered water pump, created by a student at the University of Sheffield, has proved a huge success and is now in regular production in Guatemala, transforming the lives of rural residents. Jon Leary, 24, a MEng student in the University´s Department of Mechanical Engineering, took his bicycle machine design from a Steel City drawing board to the heart of Guatemala as part of his dissertation, which required him to `make something useful out of...

2010-01-20 06:45:00

SUSSEX, Wis., Jan. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the United Nations' 2nd World Water Development Report, more than a billion people, or almost one-fifth of the world's population, lack access to safe drinking water. As a result, the World Health Organization says, a child dies every 8 seconds from drinking unsafe water - or 5000 children every single day. Recently hard at work to combat such trends are two Milwaukee organizations - CannedWater4Kids and the University of...

2009-06-16 07:05:00

Bio-Retention Facility is Result of University-Community Partnership COLLEGE PARK, Md., June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Northeast Branch of the Anacostia River runs through the heart of Edmonston, Md. In somewhat of a give-and-take relationship, runoff from Edmonston's streets and parking lots carries many pollutants into the river; when it rains, the Anacostia "gives back" in the way of flash floods caused by overwhelming amounts of stormwater coming from upstream communities....

2009-03-27 07:11:00

NEW YORK, March 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Bernard Amadei, founder of Engineers Without Borders-USA (EWB-USA), last night received the 2008 Award of Excellence from ENR (Engineering News Record), the magazine's highest honor. ENR is a publication of The McGraw-Hill Cos., New York City. For the past 44 years, the editors of ENR annually have selected a group of top newsmakers who have served the best interests of the engineering and construction industry. Last night, Amadei was recognized by ENR...

2009-03-26 16:51:00

NEW YORK, March 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Engineering News-Record (ENR), McGraw-Hill Construction's prestigious publication and website and part of The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE: MHP), today presented its Award of Excellence to Bernard Amadei, professor of civil engineering, director of the Engineering for Developing Communities Program at the University of Colorado, and founder of Engineers Without Borders. More than 1,000 construction industry leaders gather at the New York Marriott...

Word of the Day
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.