EWB-TAMU is a student chapter of the national non-profit organization EWB-USA.
In 2006, a student started the chapter when he went to Uganda. Unfortunately, we have little information as to what he did.
In the 2007-2008 school year, Felipe Randon partnered with the University of Texas EWB chapter (now the Greater Austin Chapter) to drill a well in Mexico.
In 2008-2009, Jonathan Sterling and Zwememan created the Acuna International team to build a library in Acuña, Mexico. Local projects started when a shed for the Still Creek Ranch was built.
In 2009, our team went to Costa Rica and began our 6 year project which we completed in 2016. Overall our chapter implemented a computer center with a wastewater system (bathrooms!), 950 meters of pipeline, and several water storage tanks. To learn more about the project, click here.
We opened up a project in Nicaragua in 2014 and have completed two assessments and an implementation trip. Our team implemented chlorine producing units powered by solar panels across the community. We are now in the process of monitoring our project and researching new projects in Nicaragua. For more information, click here.
In the Fall of 2016, we officially opened a new project in Costa Rica and went on an assessment trip in May of 2017. Our goal is to provide the community with a new water storage and distribution system. Click here to learn more!
Also in the Fall of 2016, we began a new project in Peru. In December of 2017 we completed our first assessment trip to the Heroes del Cenepa barrio just outside of Lima. Our goal is to create staircases for better mountain access to homes. Check out our Peru page for more info!