|What better way to help our global community than to support the Boston University Chapter of EWB this holiday season? The Year-End Campaign is an initiative to raise money by Engineers Without Borders-USA, running from November 26, 2012 to January 15, 2013. Thanks to matching donations by EWB’s corporate sponsors, we get 150% of your donation sum!
Please follow this link to our donation website, where you can easily donate via credit card, check, or stock. Donations will be matched until funds run out, so please act soon! In addition, EWB-USA is also offering all chapters a special opportunity - the chapter that has the highest amount of donations or the chapter having the highest number of donors (counting donations above $5) will receive an extra $5000. Every dollar you donate has an impact and we truly appreciate your contribution. Even if you are not able to donate, you can help make a difference by spreading the word about our project!
|Come to UNO's on Wednesday, December 12th to eat delicions food and raise money for EWB! UNO's will donate up to 20% of your check to our fund so be sure to come any time of the day! Click here to download your ticket to show to your server!|
|Northeast Regional Conference|
|EWB-Northeast Regional Conference at the the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA on November 16-18th, 2012. The Northeast Regional Conference offers EWB Chapters to hear from speakers in a variety of fields and specialties related to global development, receive training during breakout sessions and workshops, and meet other chapters and EWB-USA staff. Most importantly, this is a great place for us to celebrate our work as EWB members and refine the skills available to us as change makers. http://www.ewb-northeast.org/2012-northeast-region-conference|
|Silent Auction - "Nimwela"|
|Our Annual Silent Auction took place during the evening of Friday, November 9th from 6-8 PM in PHO 901. We celebrated our successful trip to Zambia, presented our future plans, and thanked our supporters. Many supporters came away with exciting items as well!
Thanks to all our donors and supporters who made make this event a great success!
|Come join us at some of our informational Student Activities Events to meet with some of our members and officers! We'll be available to discuss what our chapter has been doing in Zambia, what we hope to accomplish this year, and answer any questions you may have.
1) ENG Student Organizations Fair will be held on Friday, September 21st in PHO from 4-5pm.
2) Fall Expo-losion at Metcalf Ballroom Friday, September 28 10PM to Saturday September 29 at 1 AM.
|First General Meeting|
|Our first general meeting was on Sunday, September 9, 2012 at 12:00 PM in CAS 224! We gave a presentation discussing what EWB is and what EWB-BU is doing in Naluja, Zambia. Thanks to all who joined us, we're looking forward to a great year!|
|2012 Millennium Campus Conference|
|Millennium Campus Conference 2012 was held at Northeastern University, September 14-15, 2012. The Millennium Campus Conference is presented by The Millennium Campus Network. MCC is a conference focused on student organizing around the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. The weekend is designed to provide attendees with the knowledge, skills, inspiration and space for critical self-reflection they need as student leaders to effectively execute their on-campus and overseas projects in the coming year. MCC is also a place for those interested in becoming part of the student movement to end global poverty. Click here to learn more.|
We’ve been approved by Project Mailbox for a February fundraiser! As a “charity for other charities”, Project Mailbox is a new organization that was founded on Boston University’s campus. Each month it helps raise both awareness and funds for different non-profits. Luckily for us, we’re partnering with them for this month! If you’re wandering down Comm Ave, you’ll notice a red and white mailbox standing by Warren Towers that’s right outside of University Grill at 712 Commonwealth Avenue. You can drop in change, cash, or checks to support our work in Zambia! So if you find yourself jangling with spare coinage in your pockets, swing by the mailbox and drop it in! Every bit helps, and we are so excited to see the small acts of generosity total up as we roll into March. You can also donate online directly to our chapter here (just make sure you select “Boston University Chapter” under the “Allocate your funds” section!)
|E-Week Marshmallow Challenge|
This year, the Boston University chapter of EWB has teamed up with ENG GOV 2015 to bring you the Marshmallow Challenge! The objective is the make the tallest tower using just spaghetti noodles, tape, and a marshmallow. E-week is a tradition that was brought about in 1951 by the National Society of Professional Engineers to highlight the important contributions engineers make to society. This year’s E-Week, which runs from Tuesday, February 21st to Friday, March 2nd, features a host of exciting events such as the Egg Drop Contest, the K’Nex Roller Coaster Design Contest, a Wii Tournament, and the Marshmallow Challenge!
We’ll also be accepting orders for our new EWB T-shirts! Come by and place an order and drop by for some engineering fun!
The Marshmallow Challenge is on Thursday, February 23rdat 5 pm – 6:30 pm in CAS B14. We’re looking forward to seeing you all there!
Additional details about the events can be found at: