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Engineers Without Borders is a non-profit humanitarian organization established to partner with developing communities worldwide in order to improve their quality of life. This partnership involves the implementation of sustainable engineering projects, while involving and training internationally responsible engineers and engineering students. The activities of EWB-USA range from the construction of sustainable systems that developing communities can own and operate without external assistance, to empowering such communities by enhancing local, technical, managerial, and entrepreneurial skills. These projects are initiated by, and completed with, contributions from the host community working with our project teams.


Be part of changing the world- one engineering project at a time!

Meetings, Wednesday, 7:30 pm, below for room location**
-Hear speakers
-Break out into groups to work on outreach, fundraising, and engineering projects
-Numerous ways to be involved and take leadership
-Be part of a fantastic community
-All majors welcome- Needs for students who love graphic and web design, social media, organizing information, planning social events, sustainability, engineering, problem-solving, hydrology and water resource management, soil, and agriculture (just to name a few!)

New members are encouraged to attend NEWB in Carver 0305 to learn more about the club and figure out which team they should join! NEWB is our program for new members to learn more about Engineers Without Borders and our projects. 

  • If you are a new member and you are not yet added to the NEWB Microsoft Teams page, please contact Liv Taylor ( to get added!
  • Due to room capacity limits, NEWB-attendees must sign up to attend in-person prior to each NEWB meeting (see Microsoft Teams Page for more info).... If you can't get an in-person spot, don't worry! All meetings are streamed live via. Microsoft Teams.


**Weekly Wednesday meetings for Fall 2020 are being spread across several locations in order to practice social distancing and comply with Iowa State's 50% capacity rule for rooms. Once a month we will gather as a whole club in Carver 001 for a General Meeting.

All other meetings will be Project Group Meetings, with room assignments being based on what group you belong to. 

  • All meetings will be streamed via Microsoft Teams for members who would feel more comfortable joining from home.
    • Use join code: nw3oi3A
  • General Meeting dates for the fall semester: August 26th, September 16th, October 14th, and November 18th


Project Group Meeting locations:

Groups Room Assignment Group Lead Contact Info

Clinic: Layout

Pearson 2105 

Ben Mergl

Clinic: Structures

Pearson 2105 

Marcus Szamlewski
Clinic: Sanitation/Water

Pearson  2115

Hannah Hagena
Clinic: Power

Pearson  2115

Nathaniel Robinson
Water 2.0 Pearson 2157 Brad Norman
Domestic Pearson 2157

Linnea Yokup

Nathan Lindberg

Rainwater Catchment/Ag/Irrigation Pearson 1115 Chris Ricken
Kitchen Stoves  Carver 0205 Quincy Altman
Shea Nut Carver 0205 Reed Duncan
Fundraising Carver 0268 Kinsey Kump
Communication Carver 0268 Elle Whitney


(New Members!!)

Carver 0305 Liv Taylor

"Behind the Scenes", Tuesdays at 6:00 pm, Pearson 2115 (and online via Microsoft Meetings)
-Prepare and plan next general meetings
-Brainstorm, plan, and evaluate activities and events
-Discuss new club opportunities
-Everyone is welcome!  A great way take leadership and learn how to operate a student organization.

  • Use join code: nw3oi3A to attend online

We have since updated our site! 

If you would like to learn more about Engineers Without Borders at Iowa State, go to .

If you are trying to donate to our organization, you can click the above link, or be directly routed to our donation page here: .