Important Update!

Engineers Without Borders (EWB) Portland Maine Professionals Chapter is regrettably postponing our Uncorked fundraising event due to public health concerns about the potential spread of COVID-19.  The event was scheduled for Thursday, March 12, 2020 at the Customs House in Portland.  The event will be rescheduled for a future date, and we will communicate that date as soon as it is known.  If you are a ticket holder we will honor your ticket at the re-scheduled date.  If you would like to request a refund, please contact emilykkelsey@gmail.com and we will honor your request.   We regret the last minute change, but are acting in an abundance of caution and in accordance with CDC advisories.

Portland Uncorked! 2020

The 2019 event was a HUGE success!! We raised just under $40,000, thanks to many corporate sponsors and event attendees. We’re hoping 2020 will be even better!

Tickets are available here.

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The EWB PMP chapter continues to work on a water distribution project in El Progreso, Ecuador. The project team traveled to El Progreso in the fall of 2018 for the first phase of implementation. A second team traveled to El Progreso in January 2020 to continue the project work. A third implementation trip is planned for the summer of 2020. Please click here to find out more about our projects.

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The project team traveled to Debre Birhan, Ethiopia in the fall of 2018 to oversee the completion of the first school building in a planned community complex of classroom buildings. The first building is now complete and children (K – 2) are attending school. Since the PMP chapter’s charge has successfully been completed, the project has been closed out.

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School outreach is ongoing. Various chapter members will be presenting Power Point overviews of our Ecuadorian and Ethiopian projects to area middle school and high school students throughout the school year as part of our efforts to support STEM programs.