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Engineers Without Borders 3rd Annual Event

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For almost a decade now, the Ohio State chapter of Engineers Without Borders has continued to positively impact communities locally and abroad. 

  • Since 2016, they have worked with the rural village of N’jau, Gambia, to increase water access and improve agricultural practices. In recent years, they have implemented a perimeter fence, a solar-powered borehole, two 5,000 L water storage tanks, and a distributed tap system in their two-acre garden. This has directly impacted over 2,000 people in the village. Moving forward, we are continuing to work with the community to develop opportunities for entrepreneurship, such as construction of a produce market. 
  • In 2021, a partnership was formed with the community of Carrera, Ecuador, to improve educational infrastructure. This past summer, a travel team conducted assessments of the one-story school, and discussed design and construction plans for expansion into a two-story building. Working with the EWB International Office in Ecuador has been immensely eye-opening.
  • At home in Columbus, our Local Projects teams have been working on various projects, including STEM workshops for after-school programs, adapting toys for children with special needs, developing therapy devices for Counseling and Consultation Services at Ohio State, and more. 

We would like to extend an invitation to our 3rd Annual Gala on April 7th from 6pm-9pm at the Longaberger Alumni House. The evening will be a celebration of our chapter’s accomplishments, as well as a fundraising event for future endeavors. Tickets will cover a catered dinner, instructional dancing, entertainment, and a silent auction. Tickets can be purchased at go.osu.edu/ewbgala. If you cannot attend, we ask you to consider donating directly to the organization through the link. Proceeds from the event will support the EWB-OSU student chapter and aid our efforts towards international projects in N’jau, Gambia, and Carrera, Ecuador, as well as local projects in Columbus.