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Weekly Meeting Info

The goal is for everyone to attend one project meeting every week, and most General Body Meetings!

-General Body/Project Teams: Tuesdays 6 – 7:15 pm in FGH 110

-Committees: Learn about meeting times and format during the GBM!

What is EWB?

EWB-Vanderbilt is a chapter of EWB-USA, a non-profit humanitarian organization that aims to use sustainable engineering projects to empower developing communities around the world.

At EWB-Vanderbilt, we utilize our unique engineering skills to make the communities we serve safer and more sustainable. Currently, we serve the communities of:

Sabana Larga and Monte Verde, Nicaragua (rural, near Estelí)

Paxoj and Txemuj, Guatemala (rural, near Quetzaltenango)

Nashville, TN (Vanderbilt Campus and beyond)

Through our projects serving these communities, we equip our members with engineering experience and leadership skills that will benefit both our partner communities and our members. Read more about these teams using the hyperlinks!

We don’t expect new members to come in with the skills to work on such specific design projects; we partner with professors, professional engineers in the industry and from EWB-USA, and our project managers to build a relationship with and train members to be capable of making a difference via these designs. EWB is an excellent way to make a truly meaningful difference, learn new content, develop leadership skills, and boost your resume with hands-on, applicable experience!

Our members join one of three design teams and one committee. Working on design teams provides our members with an opportunity to apply the problem-solving skills and concepts that are learned in class to have an impact on developing communities. On the other hand, the committees give each member an opportunity to develop project management skills and improve the organization as a whole by planning social events and applicable training sessions, participating in fundraising efforts, or contributing to the recruitment of new members.

There is no application to join, and while we want you to be as committed as possible, so members get the most out of the experience and best serve our communities, there is no minimum time commitment! As a guideline, 1-2 hours a week (regular meeting attendance) is good, and 3-4 hours a week is excellent!