Civil engineering students work with university student organization to drill mechanized wells for safe water sources in Northern Ghana Ullo is a small village. So small, in fact, that you may have trouble finding it with a Google Maps search. This small village in the northern region of Ghana is where two civil engineering students … Continue reading Engineers Without Borders – Iowa State University Chapter brings water to Ullo, Ghana
Iowa State University’s Engineers Without Borders has returned to the village of Ullo, in northwest Ghana, to continue a project to extend the availability of drinking water from the four-month “wet season” to a year-round supply. “”To say that my life has been changed by this opportunity seems like such an understatement,” said Kelsey Brandt, a senior in chemical engineering, who also travelled to Ullo both in 2014 and 2016. “The second my feet hit that dusty ground, I felt at home.”
One Iowa State University student group aims to use its engineering expertise to provide a safe and reliable source of water for a drought-stricken, agriculture-dependent region in West Africa. The ISU chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) has worked with officials in the village of Ullo – in northwest Ghana – to provide its roughly … Continue reading ISU’s Engineers Without Borders aims to ease water procurement in West African village
“The willingness to show up changes us. It makes us a little braver each time.” – Brené Brown Before I even officially chose Iowa State, I was approached by a learning community called Women in Science and Engineering. After hearing more about the program on my campus visit, I quickly made my decision and then … Continue reading Guest post: Creating positive change through engineering and leadership
This week, Engineers Without Borders aimed to educate the ISU and Ames community about the issue of poverty in and outside of America with Poverty Awareness Week. It started on Monday outside Parks Library with a water walk organized by Engineers Without Borders member Ha Lim Jeong, sophomore in mechanical engineering. Participants pumped water into a … Continue reading Engineers Without Borders teaches about poverty, water scarcity
Especially in the digital age of marketing, it has become increasingly true that brand is determined by audience perception. Sure, you can try to influence that perception, but what people think of you—and what they tell others—carries the most weight. In the College of Engineering, we like what people are saying about us. A few … Continue reading Iowa State’s engineering brand
Iowa State’s Engineers Without Borders student chapter helps a village in Belize
Several members of the Iowa State chapter of Engineers Without Borders will travel to Belize in Central America to help that country overcome poverty. Read the Iowa State Daily story here .
Iowa State materials science students are making a difference in developing nations
After only a year in existence, the Iowa State University chapter of Engineers Without Borders has been selected by The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society for their first collaborative grant with EWB-USA in Mali, Kati Cerle, Nana Kenieba, Africa. Read the story here.