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Engineers Without Borders at Missouri University of Science and Technology is one of the largest EWB-USA student chapters in the United States.

  • About 100 student members participate every year
  • 461 students have traveled abroad
  • 9 projects have been completed
  • Over 15,000 people in developing countries have been impacted

Why should you join?

This is a group of close-knit people that could become some of your best friends, and working with these people with the common goal of helping those in need is an amazing experience that I recommend for anyone willing to put forth the effort.

Peyton Kirchhoff , Junior, EWB Student Liaison

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the time commitment?

This varies on how involved you want to be. General members typically spend about 1 hour a week. Leadership positions add a significant amount of time.

Each project meets at different times during the week. There are optional work meetings, team socials, campus events, and fundraisers.

Get as involve in as you can. The more work and effort you put in, the more you will get out of the experience.

Jacob Meiser, Senior, Training & Equipment Manager

Do I need to have experience in order to join?

No, we will teach you what you need to know and we work with professional mentors and professors to learn and design projects. We offer training to learn technical skills such as AutoCAD, surveying, technical writing, and wilderness first aid.

Do I need to be an engineering major to join?

No. We welcome any major. We need technical writing majors, English majors, education majors, computer scientists, etc.

What are the requirements for joining?

  • Come to meetings. Meeting times can be found at
  • Pay yearly dues of $10 to the treasurer
  • At least 5 PR/FR hours (required for travel)

How can I travel?

UPDATE Spring 2020: Due to COVID-19, travel has been suspended. Safety is our top priority when it comes to the health and well being of our communities and our members. And even though in-person meetings are not allowed, our teams are still working hard by continuing to hold zoom video meetings and working toward implementation as soon as it is deemed safe enough to do so. As we are navigating a new way of doing things, we are working closely with the University and following the recommendations of Engineers Without Borders-USA in regards to future travel.

Each team travels about 1-2 times a year, and members can apply to be on the team. The travel team is selected based on previous participation and skills valuable when traveling. Requirements for travel include:

  • completed at least 5 PR/FR hours per semester
  • paid dues and is registered through the SDELC, and with EWB-USA
  • $600 payment to SDELC (this includes airfare, accommodations, and food for travel),
  • extra money for fun day
  • a passport (Bolivia has an additional requirements)
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