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  1. 1. Engineers Without Borders – USAChemical Engineers Can Make an Impact in the Developing World<br />AIChE Webinar<br />September 15, 2010<br />John Cirucci<br /><br />1<br />AIChE/EWB-USA Webinar Cirucci 20100815<br />
  2. 2. The World Today<br />1.2 billion lack clean water<br />2.4 billion lack adequate sanitation<br />2.4 billion are at risk with malaria<br />1.2 billion lack adequate housing<br />1.6 billion have no access to electricity<br />4.2 billion are unable to read<br />29,000 children die every day from hunger<br />1.4 billion live on less than $1.25 per day<br />Sources: United Nations & World Bank (2009)<br />AIChE/EWB-USA Webinar Cirucci 20100815<br />2<br />
  3. 3. 3<br />AIChE/EWB-USA Webinar Cirucci 20100815<br />Vision<br />A world in which the communities we serve have the capacity to sustainably meet their basic human needs, and that our members have enriched global perspectives through the innovative professional educational opportunities that the EWB-USA program provides.<br />Mission<br />EWB-USA supports community-driven development programs worldwide by collaborating with local partners to design and implement sustainable engineering projects, while creating transformative experiences and responsible leaders.<br />
  4. 4. EWB-USA Milestones<br />2000 1st project in Belize to bring water to a small village<br />2002 EWB-USA founded as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit by Professor Bernard Amadei, University of Colorado Engineering<br />2004 First EWB-USA International Conference in Denver<br /> 2005  2006  2007  2009<br />Members ↑↑↑ 6000+ ↑↑↑ 12000+<br />Chapters ↑↑↑ 200 ↑↑↑ 250<br />Projects 83 ↑↑↑ 228 400+<br />Countries ↑↑↑ ↑↑↑ 45 45<br />2008 Heinz Award for the Environment given to Dr. Amadei<br />2010 Staff of 24 full-time and part-time professionals<br />AIChE/EWB-USA Webinar Cirucci 20100815<br />4<br />
  5. 5. EWB-USA Student Members<br />Participate through EWB-USA student chapters at most US engineering colleges and universities<br />Apply and expand academic skills<br />Design and implementation<br />Sustainable engineering<br />Real-world experience <br />cultural awareness<br />collaborative planning<br />Leadership opportunities<br />Chapter officer <br />Project Lead<br />Cultural Lead<br />Education Lead<br />Health and Safety Officer<br />Regional Leadership position <br />AIChE/EWB-USA Webinar Cirucci 20100815<br />5<br />More information through your school or at<br />
  6. 6. Participate through <br /><ul><li>Local Professional Chapters (~50)
  7. 7. Professional Mentor to student chapter
  8. 8. Faculty advisor to student chapter
  9. 9. Technical Advisory Committee
  10. 10. Regional leadership positions</li></ul>Project leadership, design and implementation<br />Organizational leadership<br />Education, outreach and fundraising<br />Project design review and approval<br />Travel or “Stay-Home” opportunities<br />Professional development and networking<br />AIChE/EWB-USA Webinar Cirucci 20100815<br />6<br />EWB-USA Professional Members<br />More information at<br />
  11. 11. Complementary Objectives<br />AIChE/EWB-USA Webinar Cirucci 20100815<br />7<br />Make a visible impact on global welfare with appropriate and sustainable technology<br />Develop chemical engineers and students with hands-on training in international, sustainable projects<br />Engage student chemical engineers providing invaluable experience in interdisciplinary interaction, awareness of global societal needs and ethical responsibilities <br />Promotion of AIChE student chapter and local section collaboration with regional EWB student chapters and professional chapters<br />Expand visibility and credibility within the chemical engineering community<br />Build multi-disciplinary engineering chapters and project teams.<br />Increase regional professional chapter engagement through interaction with AIChE local sections<br />Increase ability to access and utilize the technical expertise in the ChE field and within AIChE<br />Explore integration of EWB outreach in Chemical Engineering curriculum<br />
  12. 12. Engineers Without Borders – USA Chemical Engineer Stories<br />AIChE/EWB-USA Webinar Cirucci 20100815<br />8<br />
  13. 13. Building a better worldone community at a time<br />AIChE/EWB-USA Webinar Cirucci 20100815<br />9<br />Watch the Complete Webinar<br /><br />