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Alison Pechenick <[log in to unmask]>
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Engineers Without Borders <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 13 Sep 2007 18:35:36 -0400
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Best wishes,


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: 	Deadlines, Workshops & Grants
Date: 	Thu, 13 Sep 2007 15:05:29 -0600
From: 	Meg VanSciver <[log in to unmask]>
To: 	undisclosed-recipients:;

Hello EWB-USA Chapters,

Below you will find some useful information about EWB-USA, grants and
project information for this fall.  Please take a quick look at the
topics below!

*1) _Fall Workshops:_*  EWB-USA will be having (4) regional fall
workshops. Hurry, early bird registration and hotel deals are about to
run out for some of the workshops! For more information, please see this
webpage:  http://www.ewb-usa.org/Workshops.php

*2) _The new 507 Trip Report format has arrived!:_* The new 507 Project
Design Compendium is posted online.  Please take a look at it and begin
to use it for your next submittal for an 806 Assessment Presentation,
507 Assessment Trip Report, 807 Implementation Presentation, and 507
Implementation Trip Report.  Please let us know if you have any
questions or comments by contacting a project manager: Meg
[log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]> or MJ [log in to unmask]
<mailto:[log in to unmask]>.

3) _Project Process:_*  We need your travel information at least 4-8
weeks prior to your departure date.  Check out this webpage for
information on what to do prior to your team traveling. If you have
questions about the process, please do not hesitate to e-mail or call
the office (303-772-2723x117).

*EWB-USA Project Process <http://www.ewb-usa.org/ProjectProcess2.php>*

*4) **_Grants:_** *

a) The Buckminster Fuller Institute announces the launch of the first
annual Buckminster Fuller Challenge. This grant might be helpful for
some chapters.  The award is $100,000! http://designsciencelab.org/node

  b) Lighting Africa Competition Launched; Call for Proposals Open
Through Oct 31

The World Bank Group and partners launched on September 5 the Lighting
Africa Development Marketplace Grant Competition, which seeks innovative
projects that address the off-grid lighting needs of Sub-Saharan Africa.
Ten to 20 winners will receive grant funding of up to $200,000 each for
ideas on alternative distribution models, new clean lighting technology,
stronger production chains and improvement of the policy environment,
among others. Visit www.lightingafrica.org for more information.

*6) _National Office:_* EWB-USA just hired a new project coordinator for
our national office, Colleen O'Holleran.  Colleen or Tammy Wergin may be
contacting your chapter about project related topics this fall.  Click
here to learn more about our staff <http://www.ewb-usa.org/staff.php>.

Thank you,

Meg VanSciver, MJ Jones, Tammy Wergin & Colleen O’Holleran
This is a general e-mail to all the chapters. **

Meg VanSciver
Senior Project Manager

Engineers Without Borders - USA
1811 Lefthand Circle, Suite A-1
Longmont, CO  80501
Phone: 303-772-2723x112
Fax: 303-772-2699

Alison Pechenick, Senior Lecturer (on sabbatical)
Department of Computer Science
College of Engineering & Mathematical Sciences
351 Votey Hall
University of Vermont
Burlington, VT 05405