The Columbia University chapter of Engineers Without Borders aims to address the problems facing people both locally and abroad by leveraging the skills, talents and passions of Columbia University students and the partnerships formed with our organization. Our members come from all engineering and arts backgrounds, sharing the desire to do meaningful work in improving the lives of others through creative, sustainable, engineering solutions.
Interested in sustainable development? Engineering for the real world? Community empowerment? Come to our Program Meetings!
Ghana: Thursday - 7:00pm - Mudd 337
Uganda: Friday - 5:30pm - Mudd 834
Morocco: Tuesday - 8:30pm - Hamilton 517
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The Ghana Program is working in the Obodan to provide water management and sanitation solutions. The current focus is to design a water distribution and filtration system as well as an innovative, sustainale latrine.
The Uganda Program is working with a community in Soroti, Uganda. The team is currently setting up a multifunctional energy platform (MFP) program in the region, while also looking into new health and water initiatives this year.
The Morocco Program is working in Ait Bayoud, a rural village in Western Morocco. Current initiatives include building a footbridge across the Tagawowt River so villagers can cross during the rainy season, and a water distribution system to bring water to two remote neighborhoods.