Columbia University


Student Chapter


Engineers Without Borders (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. Founded in 2004, Columbia University's student chapter follows this mission by working on sustainable engineering projects in Ghana, Morocco, and Uganda.

About Us

The chapter currently consists of three programs in Ghana, Uganda, and Morocco. The Ghana program, which started in 2004, used to work in the semi-urban town of Sakyikrom but now focuses on water management in the farming community of Obodan. In 2008, the Uganda program was established to install a Multi-Function Energy Platform in the Soroti region. The Morocco program, which began in 2011, finished building a bridge in the rural community of Ait Bayoud in June 2013 and is now planning a future water project in the nearby community of Izgouaren. Each project draws from the skills of its members to provide technical solutions to worldwide problems.