As students join new groups for the academic year, one group is recruiting those who want to use their skills to help improve the quality of life in remote communities around the world.
Students from any major are invited to join Engineers Without Borders at Georgia Tech (EWB-GT), a local chapter of an international organization that empowers communities through engineering projects.
The Tech group is currently working on five projects that span three continents. Members can expect to work on technical, communication, and financial aspects of these projects that help to strengthen communities around the globe. There are also opportunities for leadership experience on the executive board for each project, and to travel internationally for implementation work.
“I love feeling like the work I am doing is helping people in need, and it makes me really motivated to do well with my work in the organization,” said Taylor Gamble, a mechanical engineering major and marketing executive for the group. “I also have met some really great people with similar interests and goals.”
EWB-GT holds a few events each semester, such as a field day and proceeds nights to raise funds for the group’s projects.
Applications for this year are open through Friday, Sept. 1. Learn more about the group and its projects at an information session on Wednesday, Aug. 30, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Room 1456, Klaus Advanced Computing Building, and at ewb.gtorg.gatech.edu.