EWB (Engineers Without Borders) is an international, non-profit, humanitarian organization founded in 2002 that works together with communities in need to provide basic necessities in a responsible manner. Lehigh’s chapter of EWB was established in 2007 with the same goal: to make clean water, education, and sanitation by focusing on low cost, high impact projects. To insure the sustainability of our projects, we work closely with host communities during design and implementation so that each community can manage their complete system autonomously.
The Lehigh University Chapter of EWB is constantly looking for new members from all majors. Our club meetings are weekly on Wednesdays at 4:30 in Wilbur Powerhouse. Email any e-board member on the “Contact Us” page for the current time and room number. The club has been split up into Project Class, Social Class, Fundraising Committee, Translating Committee, and Outreach Committee.
The fundraising committee is responsible for running fundraising events and writing grants. The Outreach committee organizes and participates in events that interact with the on campus and Bethlehem communities, particularly Broughal Middle School. The Translating committee translates documents into and out of Spanish and communicates with contacts abroad through weekly phone calls. Additionally, every semester Lehigh has project and social classes for credit that focus on the technical and social aspects of various projects, respectively. All are welcome to apply for the class regardless of experience or major.