ACS Attends Engineers Without Borders Student Chapter Banquet at UW Madison

April 23, 2019 - Author: Steve Klick, Senior Mechanical Engineer

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acs attends engineers without borders student chapter banquet at uw madison

Steve Klick, far right, with ACS colleagues and guests at the EWB fundraising dinner on April 7, 2019.

Giving back to the community where I live and work is something I’ve always felt passionate about. I enjoy looking for opportunities to give back, so when Engineers Without Borders (EWB) visited ACS last fall and presented their mission, I knew this would be a good opportunity for me and for ACS. The organization is dedicated to educating engineers and students to be internationally responsible, providing engineering and social services locally and in under-served communities around the world.

Recent EWB projects in Guatemala, Uganda, Ecuador and Puerto Rico include providing a water distribution system to ensure clean water for communities, helping students get to school by designing and constructing a bridge and implementing solar panels and energy storage to provide electricity in children’s shelters.

Together with my colleagues, Matt Thiel, Daryl Rothamer, Randy Rozema and Bob Roth, ACS sponsored a table at the EWB annual fundraising and award banquet which was held earlier this month at the UW-Madison Memorial Union. We listened to the amazing work that the EWB students accomplished in the last year.

I like the idea of supporting engineering students in meaningful work that furthers their own education. These projects in underdeveloped regions of the world are life-changing experiences for the students and help them become more well-rounded and empathetic professionals.

It was an honor to be a part of EWB’s fundraising campaign and I look forward to learning more about their work and how all of us at ACS can support them.

For more information on Engineers Without Borders – Madison

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