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EWB-USA as of August 1, 2009 | 12,000 Members | 280 Projects | 300 Chapters
Community EWB-USA Newsletter
announcements | Development corner | funding and finance | member information


Announcements

What’s New at EWB-USA

New Web Site Launched
EWB-USA has officially launched our new web site. There are many new features available to members and non-members alike. Thanks to our members who volunteered to test the web site during its development and whose suggestions have made it easier to use.

There are still other improvements scheduled to be made in the next few months, including the member forums and the “What’s New at EWB-USA” pages. We encourage all members to log into the site to review and update their profiles as applicable. Visit now and see what new and exciting things are happening today.

*Note to chapter presidents: Please review your chapter and project pages on the web site. If changes are needed, follow the instructions on the web site to submit your updates.

EWB-USA Logo and Chapter Logo Policies: Coming This Fall
As you may already be aware, EWB-USA is growing quickly and gaining international attention on a larger scale then ever before. Now, more than ever, EWB-USA is working to become a premier nonprofit organization and as we continue to move towards this goal we are working on providing chapters and our members with the most up-to-date resources. The EWB-USA Communications department will begin initiating logo use policies and procedures nationwide for all chapters. This will ensure that all 12,000 members and over 250 active chapters will be using the same images when representing the organization.

Chapters, regions and members will be alerted of these new policies this fall and will have ample amounts of time to comply with these efforts. Please contact your Chapter Relations Manager for more details and/or questions.

Development Corner

$149,000 in Project Grant Funds Available!
Announcing EWB-USA’s Fall Grants Cycle

Through our generous donors including the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), the Boeing Company, and The Mineral, Metals and Materials Society (TMS), we are pleased to distribute our annual Fall Grants. To learn more about grant criteria and deadlines, please log onto the member pages with your member id and:

-Click on the Development tab

-Click on Grants on the right side bar

-Click on Current Grant Opportunities on the right side bar

Available Funds:
ASCE: 5,000, 1 Grant
AIChE: $4,000, 1 Grant
Boeing: $135,000, 10-15 Grants
TMS: $5,000, 1 Grant

Submit grant applications to [log in to unmask]
Deadline for submission of all applications: September 30th, 2009
Grant decisions will be made and funds distributed by: October 21st, 2009

If you have any questions, please contact Ella Levy, EWB-USA Grants Coordinator.

Project Funding: $10,000 Grants Available
Grant funding is available for chapters wishing to adopt the open programs in Maseno, Kenya and Kolunje, Kenya. Once adoption of one of these programs is approved, the chapter may receive up to $10,000 in funding to assist with assessment and implementation costs. EWB-USA waives the rule for existing program requirements; all chapters are eligible regardless of existing programs in place. Funding is subject to grant terms.

Inquiries and applications may be sent to [log in to unmask].
Application Deadline: Monday, August 24th, 2009

Please follow these links for program applications:

Kolunje, Kenya
Maseno, Kenya


Click on this link to the 502 – Chapter Application to acquire an EWB-USA project. Please email [log in to unmask] if you are unable to download this application and we will send it to you directly.


Funding and Finance

Chapters: Please Note Change in Contact Information
EWB-USA would like to make certain that your emails are going to the person who is best able to assist you. Therefore, we are discontinuing the generic email address, [log in to unmask] and replacing it with the following:

[log in to unmask]: for check requests, expense reports, purchases and any other outgoing money requests or questions.
[log in to unmask]: for 706 forms, PayPal and any questions regarding deposits.
[log in to unmask]: for reports and any other accounting questions.

Please Note: EWB-USA no longer prorates for memberships as of August 2009.

Member Information

EWB-USA Regional Training Workshops
Registration for EWB-USA Regional Training Workshops is now open! Click here for registration details.

South Central Region: Hosted by Central Oklahoma Professional Chapter of EWB-USA, October 2-4
West Coast Region: Hosted by Sacramento Valley Professional Chapter of EWB-USA, University of California at Davis Chapter of EWB-USA, and Sacramento State University Chapter of EWB-USA, October 9-11
Mountain Region: Hosted by Northern Arizona University Chapter of EWB-USA, October 16-18
Mid West Region: Hosted by Iowa State University Chapter of EWB-USA, October 23-25
North East Region: Hosted by Northeastern University, November 6-8
Great Lakes Region: Hosted by Chicagoland Professional Chapter of EWB-USA and Wisconsin Professional Chapter of EWB-USA, November 13-15
South East Region: Hosted by University of Miami Chapter of EWB-USA, November 13-15

The EWB-USA Regional Training Workshops have been developed as specialized trainings for our professional and student volunteer members. Topics include technology, health and safety, cultural and social issues, and chapter procedures. Contact Colleen O'Holleran for inquiries regarding the upcoming Workshops.

Calling all ASME Students
ASME is doing an evaluation of their Student Design Experience. They would like to conduct a Customer Perception survey to all the EWB-USA project participants who are also ASME members. If you are such a student and willing to participate in this survey, please send your first-name, last-name, and e-mail address to [log in to unmask].

Water, Water, Everywhere!
Clean water - providing access to it is a global challenge and more than 900 million people worldwide don’t have it. Become part of the solution and get involved in the JETS TEAMS Competition. The 2010 competition is asking high school students to tackle this humanitarian crisis and your university chapter can help! We need EWB-USA chapters to share their insight and engineering experiences by hosting or volunteering at a competition.

See if your university is a competition site and if not, please call JETS at 703.548.5387 ext. 102 or email Megan Balkovic. It’s simple to get involved and JETS even has cash to get your chapter started. Earn up to $500 by recruiting high schools to participate ($25 per school up to 20) and/or win the EWB/JETS Chapter of the Year Award and take home $1,000! Inspire today’s young people and get them thinking about engineering and EWB-USA!

EWB-USA Member Opportunities

The University of Oklahoma International WaTER Conference
and International WaTER Prize Award Ceremony
October 26-27, 2009
Norman, OK, USA

The two-day conference will include poster and paper sessions devoted to all technical and non-technical topics and sectors (technical, anthropological, sociological, cultural or legal aspect) relevant to water and sanitation in remote regions of developing countries. Water and sanitation experts from academia, industry, NGOs, government, and foundations are invited to participate. Participants from emerging regions are especially encouraged to attend; a limited number of travel scholarships will be available for international participants. For more information: http://water.ou.edu.

Attention Young Engineers: Participate in the 2009 Engineering Congress: Alternative Energy Applications - Option or Necessity
The Kuwait Society of Engineers is proud to announce that it is holding the international Engineering Congress on the occasion of the WFEO General Assembly and its 80 national members in Kuwait, from the 2nd to 6th of November 2009. The Congress will address Alternative Energy Applications, a subject that touches the life of every human being on Earth. To learn more, click here. Significant support is available to students and young engineers under the age of 30.

Call for Nominations: $100,000 Lemelson-MIT Award for Sustainability
The Lemelson-MIT Program seeks nominations for its 2010 $100,000 Lemelson-MIT Award for Sustainability. The Award for Sustainability recognizes and supports innovators and inventors working to safeguard the well being of our communities in developing countries. The deadline for nominations is Tuesday, October 6, 2009.

To nominate an individual or for more information, please contact Ed Canton, Lemelson-MIT Awards Program Officer, at 617-452-2145 or [log in to unmask]


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