Holiday Spirit – Giving Back Locally

In 2018 the PMP chapter chose to collect donations to a local charity. As a result, the chapter was able to donate $700 to the Preble Street Resource Center in Portland, ME. The center’s mission is:

“to provide accessible barrier-free services to empower people experiencing problems with homelessness, housing, hunger, and poverty, and to advocate for solutions to these problems.”

Many thanks to everyone who contributed to the donation to this effective, ongoing effort in Portland!

STEM Outreach

EWB-PMP has been active in the Greater Portland community through partnership with the middle schools in Southern Maine to introduce students to our projects and engineering concepts.

Again in June 2018 we participated in Cape Elizabeth Middle School’s “Festival of Curiosity”, which was a “STEAM-inspired Event” – Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math. EWB PMP had an information table and a water bucket carrying challenge for the students, which was very popular.

In March 2018 we presented our water distribution project in El Progreso, Ecuador to Portland High School students. We discussed the use of technology tools to map the area to help design the water distribution system.

In April 2018 we presented our school construction project to King Middle School students as part of their unit on FDR’s “Four Freedoms”, one of which is freedom from want (in this case, lack of access to education).

In March 2019 we presented  to a group of pre-engineering students (juniors & seniors) at Falmouth High School. The time was shared with Scott Christman, Program Manager of Trade Training & Apprenticeship at Bath Iron Works. The goal was to emphasize the importance of STEM, describe what post-secondary school opportunities are available for high school students in ME, and describe what EWB is and does.