ACS Attends Engineers Without Borders Student Chapter Banquet at UW Madison
April 23, 2019 -Categorized in:
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.