News Story

Engineers Without Borders Chapter Receives Grants

Engineers Without Borders Chapter Receives Grants

Photo by Jeff Hilnbrand, Clark School chapter of Engineers Without Borders.
Photo by Jeff Hilnbrand, Clark School chapter of Engineers Without Borders.

The Clark School chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) has received a $5,000 University Relations Grant from Bechtel for its Ethiopia team. The money will be used for the team's trip to Addis Alem, Ethiopia, in January 2013.

The marketplace in Addis Alem has issues with stormwater management, becoming very muddy when it rains. The water also spreads bacteria from the livestock in the marketplace. The EWB team will provide the community with a selection of solutions that they can test and replicate, including a riparian conveyance system, rain catchment systems on the marketplace stalls and a new stall design.

EWB also received $1,500 from Boeing for an upcoming trip to Burkina Faso in January. The team there will look at the slow sand filter system they installed at a health clinic in Dissin last year, as well as other projects. The goal of the trip is to make sure all systems are still functioning and to fix any problems that exist.

Related Articles:
Watch Stephens UMD Commencement Speech Online
EWB Implements Ethiopia Bridge Project
EWB Burkina Faso Project Awarded Grants
UMD Attends the 2011 EWB-USA International Conference
Meet the Alumnus Who Brought Stormwater Management to Silicon Valley
Allen P. Davis Receives Outstanding Alumni Award
NSF Graduate Research Fellow to Study Fate of Microplastics in Rivers
Students Connect Classroom Learning to Real-World Challenges
UMD Environmental Engineers to Study Effectiveness of Compost in Stormwater Management
Engineers Without Borders Addresses Power Needs for Ghana High School

November 6, 2012


Prev   Next

Current Headlines

Iribe Center Tour Brings Classroom Concepts to Life

CEE Transportation Experts Receive ITS World Congress Award

CEE Faculty, Alumna Receive Emerald Research Methodology Award

UMD Engineers Answer Questions about Record-Breaking Harvey, Flooding

Staff Spotlight: Alan Santos

Wind Engineers Complete Proof of Concept for New Structural Design Method

Yao, Yang Receive Education Award from the American Chemical Society Division of Agrochemicals

QUEST Students Tackle Brisbane Ferry Challenge

News Resources

Return to Newsroom

Search News

Archived News

Events Resources

Events Calendar

Additional Resources

UM Newsdesk

Faculty Experts