The University of Southern California Chapter of Engineers Without Borders is an entirely student managed organization. In EWB-USC, students and professional mentors work together to deliver critical infrastructure projects to rural communities in developing countries. For each project, EWB collaborates with the local community members to design and implement sustainable engineering projects. Through the project design and implementation process, students have the opportunity to learn and apply engineering skills and develop strong leadership qualities.
Our chapter offers the opportunity for students to practice teamwork, problem solving, and innovation. Furthermore, students have the unique opportunity to apply their engineering skills to serve global communities. We are currently working on a local project designing a playground from the ground up, while also searching and applying for international projects. In the past, EWB-USC has completed two water purification and distribution projects in two rural communities in western Honduras, both of which had historically lacked consistent access to potable water. Through these humanitarian projects, students have the opportunities to help in the design process and travel to local and international project sites and communities for surveying and implementation.