Hello Everyone,

This is just an e-mail to update you and your chapter on important upcoming events, grants and processes for project.  We recognize that everyone is working very hard on their projects, so we try to make this as concise as possible.  Remember, this e-mail is where you will hear about EWB-USA grants first.

1) Project Process:  Unfortunately, several chapters have been submitting late for implementation trips, which makes it very difficult for the staff.  Therefore, starting next month, we will not be accepting late submissions (without prior approval), and chapters will instead need to delay their departure dates.  For a concise overview of the process, see this webpage:

EWB-USA Project Process

If you have questions about the process, please do not hesitate to e-mail or call the office.  Our goal really is to work with you.  However, when chapters travel without following our process, it causes us considerable time to follow up on the situation and JEPARDIZES ALL EWB-USA projects.  Therefore, if a chapter travels without approval, we will be charging an additional variable project fee based on the amount of administrative support your chapter requires.

2) Spring Conference:  The EWB-USA international conference will be held April 12 – 14, 2007, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, MA.  Please take a look at the conference webpage to learn more about the following:

·        $1,000 & $5,000 grants

·        Conference Scholarships

·        Registration Information

·        Film Festival

·        Poster Session (we’d like to have posters from all projects, even if your chapter is unable to attend)

3) Project Presentations at Conference: EWB-USA is looking for chapters to present about their projects at the EWB-USA conference.  Specifically we are looking for chapters to discuss their lessons learned in one of the five areas listed below.  Chapters will receive $100 for presenting.

·        Example of Rural Development

·        Example of Positive Health Impact Project

·        Positive Environmental Impact Project

·        Positive Economic Impact Project

·        Positive Cultural Impact Project

4) Assessment Checklist (505):  EWB-USA has developed an assessment checklist to help chapters in their quest to obtain all the necessary information for their projects.    We recommend everyone takes a look at it prior to travel.


Thank you,


Meg VanSciver
This is a general e-mail to all the chapters.

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

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