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Professional Engineering Panel & Letter-Writing Campaign

On Wednesday November 17 th , EWB-USC hosted the first ever panel on the world of professional engineering. Our three talented mentors— Derya Thompson (structural engineering), Brad Pierce (petroleum engineering) and Peter Kraut (mechanical and electrical engineering)— spoke about their experiences becoming an engineer, what they do in their field of engineering, and projects they have worked on. After their… Read more →

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San Diego Zoo Safari Park Visit 10/22

On Saturday, a team of five students visited the project site with our mentor and professional chapter contact. They assessed both the size and the quality of the bridge, which was already known to be structurally sound. Upon measuring the thickness of the bridge deck, it was discovered that the bottom of the deck was thicker at the ends than… Read more →

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EWB-OC Corporate Challenge

On Saturday October 1st, EWB-USC volunteered at the EWB-OC corporate challenge. This is Orange County professional chapter’s largest fundraiser of the year, where they invite companies to donate and participate in fun team building activities. There were events such as a ropes course, volleyball, head’s up card game, a bridge building challenge, and many more. Employees were able to bond… Read more →

First General Meeting

If you missed our first general meeting, check out the slide show! Be sure to check out all the projects we have up and running. If you have any questions, email ewb@usc.edu. Check out our recap of the Guatemala Assessment Trip! Read more →

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Blaze Pizza Fundraiser 3/9/2016!

Hey all! Our chapter is having a Blaze Pizza fundraiser at the location at 3335 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90007 this Wednesday, on March 9, 2016 from 6-9PM. Our board is going to be there to have a general meeting together at 6:30PM, and then we will all walk over to the weekly international project meeting together. Anyone interested… Read more →

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Friends and Neighbors Day 2/6/2016

A few Saturdays ago, we volunteered at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles as part of USC’s Friends and Neighbors Day program.  About ten of us spent the morning in the garden pruning and composting.  Some members had never done anything of the sort before, and it was a great opportunity to get our hands dirty learning something applicable… Read more →

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First General Meeting of 2016!

The first meeting of the spring semester kicked off with free pizza for attendees (even hawaiian!). We began by introducing our E-Board and welcoming first timers to Engineers Without Borders. We discussed our plans for Friends and Neighbors Day, a group volunteering project this Saturday at the National History Museum. We will be helping to mulch and build a community… Read more →

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New Project in Antigua, Guatemala!

The EWB-USC team is pursuing a project in Antigua, Guatemala to renovate the aging water systems in place. Working with the Guatemala-focused non-profit Common Hope, EWB-USC hopes to fix the twenty-one year old system, which has recently had several issues with sediment collecting inside the pipe, requiring several short-term fixes. New electrical components are required as well as some longer-term… Read more →

What is EWB-USC up to?

Right now, our main project is to design a playground (from scratch) that will be a part of a larger community center for the North Shore community of Coachella Valley. Learn more by visiting our project page. We are also diligently searching for a new international project. To learn more about this and the past projects that EWB-USC has done,… Read more →