Last General Body Meeting of 2011

Dean Rankin, Madhuri Tirumandas, Namrata KulkarniOn April 27th, we held our last general body meeting of the Spring 2011 semester.

Our advisors, deans, professional mentors, event speakers, and several Rutgers faculty members were offered our gratitude with gifts and certificates to recognize the support they have given us over the years.Anthony Brown, our faculty advisor, was especially honored and gave us some departing words as he left Rutgers and his position in EWB-USA Rutgers.

We celebrated the graduating seniors who have been involved as committed members in EWB-USA Rutgers. See the senior speeches of 2011 and the rest of the pictures. Thanks to everyone who helped plan and contribute to the last general meeting!

Benefit Banquet 2011 Review

On Wednesday, April 13th EWB-USA Rutgers was able to show their appreciation for our supporters with our Second Annual Benefit Banquet, “Sustainably Designed”  which was held at the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum. With a talk by Bloustein professor Dr. Gabriella Carolini, attendees learned about global problems in basic service provision in water, sanitation, and waste management, and her research and work partnerships in these areas within the country of Mozambique.  

Sustainability was the subject of the evening and after dinner, project leads of our organization described how this fits into every aspect of their committee’s work in Thailand, Guatemala and Kenya. The Rutgers Chapter of EWB-USA has been recognized for our efforts in incorporating sustainability into every facet of our projects-- from our design to community development. It was this and more that contributed to our recent honor of receiving the Premier Chapter at the EWB-USA International  Conference as well as the Human Dignity Award. Finally, graduating Chapter President Namrata Kulkarni closed with lessons learned from our work . 

The night was an amazing success thanks to the help from dedicated students in the planning committee, talented student musicians, Rutgers Catering and Zimmerli Staff. We would also like to thank each and every one of the attendees—your enthusiasm for our work was inspiring.


Benefit Banquet 2011 - EWB-USA Rutgers and Dean Farris

Students from EWB-USA Rutgers posing with their 2011 EWB-USA Premier Student Chatper Award with School of Engineering Dean: Dean Farris. 

Walk for Water 2011 Review

EWB-USA Rutgers enjoyed a breezy day at Voorhees Mall with the director of FLOW (For Love of Water), Irena Salina, and her insights and stories about creating the documentary and the water crisis around the world. We were joined by members of Phi Sigma Rho in workshops raising awareness of water issues and the t-shirt competition.

Thanks to EGC Allocations for the funding the event, Phi Sigma Rho for joining, and chapter members for contributing to its success!

EWB-USA Premier Student Chapter Award

EWB-USA Rutgers accepting its award as the 2011 Premiere Chapter
Above: 14 members and 2 professional mentors of the Engineers Without Borders-USA Rutgers Student Chapter receive the award.

EWB-USA Premier Chapter Award

The Engineers Without Borders USA Rutgers University Student Chapter has been named the 2011 recipient of the EWB-USA Premier Chapter Award.

The award was presented on Saturday, March 26, during an awards gala and reception held in conjunction with the Eighth Annual EWB-USA International Conference, which took place in Louisville, Ky.

The award recognizes outstanding EWB-USA Student and Professional Chapters who strive to meet the ideals of a successful chapter including excellence in organization, fundraising and public relations, engagement in mentor relationships with professional chapters, and excellence and leadership within chapter and regional participation.  

The Rutgers Student Chapter continues to demonstrate commitment to building a strong chapter and has ensured the successful implementation of projects in Guatemala and Kenya,” said Cathy Leslie, Executive Director of Engineers Without Borders USA. “The chapter made great strides to work alongside their communities to create lasting change, sustainability and impact; it is with great pleasure that we recognize them as a premier chapter.”

View the official press release from EWB-USA here.

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