EWB-USA Denver Professional Chapter recognized with the 2014 Premier Professional Chapter Award! Thank you to all the members and supporters for your hard work and dedication.
EWB-USA Denver Professional Chapter
With 70 members and three long-standing successful programs in Ecuador, Togo and Madagascar, the EWB-USA Denver Professional Chapter is one of the organization's oldest and most successful chapters. It has served as a reliable mentor and advocate for other EWB-USA chapters and has an established series of annual fundraising events to support its international partnerships. Per EWB - USA "This outstanding chapter exemplifies the level of dedication and organization needed to sustain a successful chapter."
The EWB-USA Premier Chapter Awards recognize outstanding EWB-USA student and professional chapters that meet the ideals of a successful EWB-USA chapter. These ideals include excellence in organization, fundraising and public relations, engagement in mentor/mentee relationship and chapter and regional participation.
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Tuesday, March 11th
The next meeting has been moved to the Posner Center (map) in conjunction with the next Wirth Chair talk, whose topic will be "Women and Sustainable International Development" (see link for more information). The talk starts at 6pm instead of our normal time.
After the talk, we will tour the headquarters of EWB-USA and will meet to discuss the role of women in EWB-Denver's work, the upcoming Wine Tasting, and other chapter issues. This will be a fantastic opportunity to learn about the work of other organizations and to see where over 40 different international development organizations operate!
Additionally, project team members are strongly encouraged to come and engage in discussions relevant to their work!
Denver chapter meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of every month. The next meeting will be Tuesday, March 11th. This month the meeting will be held earlier than usual and at a different locations than past meetings.
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At the last meeting on February 11th:
- Connie Bottenberg of MWH Global presented on incorporating more aspects of WASH (Water, Sanitation, Hygiene) advocacy and education into the project work that EWB-Denver is doing.
- The University of Wyoming EWB chapter spoke about a banquet they are holding, Breaking Borders Masquerade. The fundraiser is to benefit their two projects for the year, building a school in Kenya for at risk children and orphans and a water distribution/filtration system in Guatemala.
Before and after each monthly meeting you can usually find some EWBers at the local watering hole just across the street. A great way to help support EWB and devour a tasty burrito at the same time is by using one of the coupons below at The Pioneer (next to Knudson Hall), which donates $3 to EWB-Denver with each (full price) burrito purchase!
Ben Mapes, longtime member of the EWB-USA Denver Chapter, is now also the newly elected EWB-USA Colorado State Representative. In this role Ben will work to connect chapters around the state of Colorado and act as a liaison to the EWB-USA National staff. Ben has published the first state newsletter to help share information among the ten chapters in the state.
If you have information you would like published in the next state newsletter, please don't hesitate to contact Ben.
Take the first step to becoming an EWB-USA Professional Mentor! The EWB-USA Mentors Committee is working to build a database of professionals interested in assisting student chapters with their EWB-USA projects. Regional Mentor Coordinators and State Representatives will be reviewing the information provided by professionals to help match the skills of interested professionals with the mentoring needs of the student chapters. Please visit www.ewb-mentors.org to create an account and fill out a short survey to take the first step towards becoming an EWB-USA Professional Mentor!
An article about the Togo program was published on Engineering for Change website. The new website launched this month is about providing a forum to connect, collaborate, and share knowledge about projects that are improving the quality of life all over the world. The article lists a couple challenges the Togo team had to overcome and what they hope to accomplish in Agou Avedje. The article can be found here.