Engineers Without Borders
The Mission of the Virginia Military Institute and Washington and Lee University Chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) is to combine the efforts of interested students in all majors in a collaborative effort to enhance the living conditions of developing areas worldwide. Through this effort, students will increase their global perspective, work as a team to design and implement sustainable engineering and humanitarian solutions to poverty, and gain hands on experience applying their skills and talents towards the common good.
The Goal of the EWB Organization is to provide interested students with the opportunity to apply their diverse academic backgrounds to real-life situations for the benefit of those lacking basic human needs, such as clean drinking water and basic medical care. Students in the VMI and W&L club will work together to design and implement sustainable engineering, medical,environmental, and economical projects to help impoverished communities become healthier and self-sufficient. The VMI and W&L EWB club offers members the opportunity to design these projects on campus during the school year. However,
interested students may also travel abroad for the implementation of these designs.
Students from all majors are welcome to join the VMI and W&L EWB Club and utilize their particular talents and interests for the betterment of suffering communities around the world. As a group, we envision helping these communities meet their basic human needs and become self-sufficient, while members involved gain enriched global perspectives through the innovative professional education opportunities that the EWB-USA program provides.