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