Kevin Prince (middle, in yellow shirt) walks with children in Ullo. EWB members spend time getting to know the community members while working on water distribution centers. Photos courtesy Kevin Prince.

Engineers Without Borders – Iowa State University Chapter brings water to Ullo, Ghana

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’s Engineers Without Borders constructs drinking water system in 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.”

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ISU’s Engineers Without Borders aims to ease water procurement in West African village

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

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Guest post: Creating positive change through engineering and leadership

“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

Engineers Without Borders teaches about poverty, water scarcity

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

EWB students to spend break 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 .