Engineers Without Borders

An Engineers Without Borders student conducts a presentation.
An Engineers Without Borders student conducts a presentation. Photo Credit: Outreach Programs Staff

Engineers Without Borders (EWB) USA supports community-driven development programs worldwide by collaborating with local partners to design and implement sustainable engineering projects, while creating transformative experiences and responsible leaders. Founded in 2004, Columbia University's student chapter follows this mission by working on sustainable engineering projects in Ghana, Morocco, and Uganda.

The Ghana program, which started in 2004, currently focuses on water management in the farming community of Obodan and used to work in the semi-urban town of Sakyikrom. The Morocco program, which began in 2011, has been readying itself to travel for the first time during the Summer of 2011. In 2008, the Uganda program was established to install a Multi-Function Energy Platform in the Soroti region. Each project draws from the skills of its members to provide technical solutions to worldwide problems.

Roles: Columbia Engineering undergrad students participate in outreach activities as well as participate in engineering projects to help underserved communities worldwide.


Outreach Events:

    • Participation in on-campus outreach events
    • In-school presentations

    Get Involved

    Engineers Without Borders offers in-school presentations to local schools regarding their experiences as engineers in the global community. To have EWB present at your school email cu-ewb@columbia.edu or engineeringoutreach@columbia.edu.

    Columbia undergraduate students participate in outreach activities as well as participate in engineering projects to help underserved communities worldwide. To get involved in the club visit their website and email cu-ewb@columbia.edu.

    Faculty can serve as advisers to the group. If interested email cu-ewb@columbia.edu.