Hello from Engineers Without Borders—Virginia Tech! EWB is a student chapter of the national organization Engineers Without Borders. As you can see on our home page, our mission is to “partner with disadvantaged areas to improve their quality of life through the implementation of environmentally, equitably, and economically sustainable engineering projects, while developing internationally responsible engineers and engineering students through education, encouragement, and experience.

What this really comes down to is that we are a group of students - all students (not just those in engineering) - who are trying to assist our fellow members of the local and global community as best we can. By helping out in our community, we gain many skills and have wonderful unique experiences.


    • Hands on experience
    • Design
    • Field work
    • Building
    • Team work
    • Opportunities to travel
    • Regional and international conferences
    • LACO projects
    • Abroad with international projects
    • Networking with professionals, students, community members all over the world: many of our members have used their contacts with EWB to help them get jobs!
    • Great resume booster
    • Interdisciplinary project teams
    • Relevant experience
    • Access to the EWB-USA resume services
    • Opportunities for leadership
    • Soft” Skills:
      • Writing: technical reports, grants, presentations
      • Communication
      • Public speaking
    • Learn about global issues, development, and sustainability
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