Engineers Without Borders at Virginia Tech recognizes that although our international projects are substantial to our organization local projects are just as important. We consistently participate in Habitat For Humanity, as well as local K-12 outreach to help get kids interested in engineering, and service work.As part of our initiative to serve the community, we work with local public schools each semester to educate the next generation of engineers on international issues. Our program began in 2004 as our chapter's first service project. Engineering students visited Blacksburg High School to mentor students of all academic levels in a McGyver-style group project.
Currently we have 6 units:
See n Say dissection
Egg Drop Competition
In the past EWB at Virginia Tech participated in a Habitat for Humanity we hope to continue that partnership. The work ranged from yard work to installing insulation to pouring concrete and everything in between! Not only was this a great way for the members of EWB to do a little team-building, but it was a great opportunity to do something for our local community here in Blacksburg. EWB is looking to do another Habitat for Humanity project this fall.
Contact Chris Friend to get involved: email@example.com