THE VOTES ARE IN!

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Help us welcome the new EWB officers for 2017-2018!   Co-Presidents: Rachel Broughton (JR, Engineering Physics) and Camille Blaisdell (JR, Biomedical) Engineering Managers: Zsolt Truckai (SO, Mechanical) Fundraising/Marketing Co-Managers: Namuunaa Nadmid (FR, Biomedical) and Cydney Ogan (FR, Mechanical) Treasurer: Andrew Snyder (JR, Civil) Secretary: Emma Brewer (FR, Biomedical)   The new officers will spend winter quarter training under the current officers to learn how to fill their new roles. They will officially take office in the spring. Congratulations to all the new officers!  
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Technical Mentor Transition

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Wil Painter has been with the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Engineers Without Borders student chapter since 2010 as the technical mentor. Wil traveled on a total of eight trips abroad to the communities of Batey Cinco Casas and Batey Santa Rosa in the Dominic Republic and Gomoa Gyaman in Ghana. In Batey Cinco Casas, Wil was instrumental in the design and construction of a hurricane resistant roof for a medical clinic which entirely enclosed the structure, allowing for installation of necessary medical equipment and overnight patient care. Another project for the medical clinic was the construction of a septic system which, in addition to the roof, allowed the hospital to expand more services to more patients. In Batey Santa Rosa, ventilated pit latrines were constructed to help relieve the community…
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Gratitude for Grads

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As the 2014-2015 school year is drawing to a close, we would like to take time to thank all of our outstanding graduating seniors! We are incredibly thankful for all that each of you have contributed to EWB-RHIT over the years and we hope you found the deep enlightenment associated with helping those less fortunate than us. Whether you traveled abroad with EWB or not, we hope you realize the impact that each of you made on those in the communities we served. We would also like to take this time to thank a special individual. Few members have devoted more of their time and energy into EWB-RHIT than our past president, marketing team manager, and treasurer, Jung Fang. Originally from China, Jung joined EWB his freshman year and made…
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Global Engineering Conference in Panama City

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Over Fall Break this year, part of our group took a trip to Panama for the Annual American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) conference. Normally, this would not be an event we would attend, but this year ASCE met up with EWB-USA to discuss the many points the two groups have in common and had students from both organizations attend. The trip started early for Anna Tierney, Sanders Park, Daniel Renya, Amanda Sparks, and Dr. Kershaw, leaving Rose-Hulman at 3:45 in the morning to make it to the airport by 6. After 9 hours of travel, they arrived in Panama. After a quick check-in and dinner, they all walked to the hotel where the conference was held. After the opening ceremonies, they met with the Panama Canal Authority Administrator Jorge…
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EWB-RHIT 5K Raises Money for Project in Ghana

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Charity races are on the rise in the U.S. It’s an excellent opportunity for people to be healthy and get to know the host organizations at the same time. Engineers Without Borders hosted a 5K on October 18th, 2014 to raise money for latrines in Ghana. A total of 19 runners, 3 walkers and 10 volunteers participated in the event. There were two alumni, Ryann-Rebecca Montgomery and Haaken Hagen-Atwell, who were past engineering team managers. Also, Dr. John Gardner, who is a Spanish faculty and Dr. John Aidoo, a Civil Engineering faculty, participated in the event. The winner, Andreas Maher, finished in 17 minutes and 6 seconds and the top five runners received a $15 gift card from Road Id. The event was a success, and people had the opportunity…
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EWB Members Attend Global Engineering Conference in Panama

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Dr. Kershaw and four EWB students attended the ASCE-EWB Global Engineering Conference in Panama City, Panama. This conference celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Panama Canal. The conference was a great opportunity to learn more about the canal and other EWB projects around the world. The student Daniel Reyna shared his experience of their last day in Panama: "Event: Friday Night at Cinta Costera" "After our busy day at the conference, and visiting the Panama Canal, we all went out for dinner. We had dinner on the bay, and we had a beautiful view of the city off in the distance. After dinner, we were driving back to the hotel and we decided to stop to walk along Cinta Costera. This is a road that goes out into the water…
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EWB-RHIT Honored in EWB-USA Annual Report

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In September of 2014, Rose-Hulman Student Chapter was highlighted in Engineers without Borders-USA’s 2013 Annual Report for their work in Gomoa Gyaman, Ghana. This national recognition is an accomplishment to be proud of. Among all chapters that executed a grand total of 684 projects in 39 countries, only four student chapters are recognized in this report. This is a great start and a great momentum builder for the 2014-2015 academic year. Thank you and congratulations to everyone for their hard work and dedication to EWB.   EWB-USA is currently engaged in several projects, such as helping the community in El Salvador to get to impoverished areas by constructing new roads, helping Nicaraguan communities become more sustainable by implementing an agricultural projects, and building new schools in Togo that can change…
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Join Us for the EWB-RHIT 5K This Fall

Join Us for the EWB-RHIT 5K This Fall

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On October 18th, 2014, our chapter will host a 5K walk/run to raise funds for our current latrine project in Ghana and future projects. More details can be found in the registration form below: EWB-RHIT 5K Registration Form If you have any questions, please contact Allison Phillips at philliaa@rose-hulman.edu. If you wish to use PayPal, please select an option from the list below and click "Buy Now." Please remember to also turn in a completed registration form.   Shirt Type 5K No Shirt $5.00 USD 5K Short Sleeve Cotton Shirt $15.00 USD 5K Long Sleeve Tech Shirt $25.00 USD  
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