A little about ourselves
What do students do? EWB-UA students participate in a variety of activities, from local volunteering to overseas projects. We work year-round on a primary chapter project, and have regular weekend volunteering and fundraising. Our ultimate goal is to provide students with an opportunity to exercise their minds outside the classroom while helping people in need.
Some examples of what students do:
Do I have to be an engineering major?
Do I have to be an engineering major? Absolutely not! EWB-UA welcomes both undergraduate and graduate students from any major. Developing sustainable and successful projects requires many skills not exclusive to engineers. Some of our biggest challenges include recruiting and organizing new members, creating and analyzing community health surveys, researching local cultures, writing grant proposals, designing informational media, and organizing fundraisers. In fact, many of our members spend most of their time on tasks other than the engineering plans for our main project. Engineers without Borders is a great opportunity to gain valuable experience in all these non-engineering areas.
What does it cost?
Membership in EWB-UA is $15 a semester, or $25 for a year. These dues are necessary to pay the annual chapter fees to EWB-USA. You do not have to pay dues to attend a general meeting. For traveling, EWB's goal is to reimburse students for the as much of the cost of airfare, immunizations, and travel documents, as funding allows. EWB-USA also offers scholarships and grants for students travelling for projects and EWB conferences.