Engineers Without Borders

About Engineers Without Borders - Howard University

Engineers Without Borders is a national and international non-governmental service organization dedicated to partnering with developing countries worldwide to help communities improve the quality of their lives through the implementation of community -centered and -driven projects. Projects endeavor to utilize appropriate technologies that focus on empowering people at the grassroots levels to take control over their lives and livelihoods. Engineers Without Borders-Howard University is one of many student chapters of EWB-USA and is currently the only one at an HBCU. EWB-HU has developed and implemented projects in Panama, Brazil and Kenya.

If you are interest in joining Engineers Without Borders you can find information about the Howard University chapter here.

Kenya Project (2014)

In 2014 Engineers Without Borders - Howard University, journeyed to Choimim, Kenya. The team is installed biosand filters. The biosand filters purify dirty water and make it safe to drink. They are very useful in rural and urban areas and are often adopted in areas that lack safe piped water.

Read more about their experiences in the Engineers Without Borders - Howard University Blog.


AIA President Carl Elefante Talks about Architecture’s Relevance Revolution with Our Students

Wed, October, 17 2018

Carl Elefante, FAIA, president of the American Institute of Architects delivered a powerful talk on “Architecture’s Relevance Revolution” on Monday, October 15 in our Innovation Space. Elefante is Principal and Director of Sustainability for Quinn Evans Architects, which has offices in Washington, D.C., Ann Arbor and Detroit, Michigan, and Madison, Wisconsin. He serves as design principal for a broad spectrum of projects including architecture, historic preservation, and community revitalization. Read More >>

Bringing the Local Perspective of Black Architects and Planners to Coincide with NMAAHC Symposium

Thu, October, 4 2018

The Department of Architecture was generously invited by Dr. Michelle Wilkinson of the National Museum of African American History and Culture to collaborate in bringing the local perspective of Black architects and planners to coincide with the museum’s symposium: Shifting the Landscape: Black Architects and Planners, 1968 to Now.Read More >>


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