Engineers Without Borders Portland Maine Professionals Chapter   (EWB-PMP)

EWB Portland Maine was established in early 2010 in order to support the University of Maine student chapter and engage Maine professionals in the works and vision of EWB-USA.  EWB-USA builds a better world through engineering projects that empower communities to meet their basic human needs and equip leaders to solve the world’s most pressing challenges. We are dedicated to providing Maine’s engineers, scientists, health professionals, teachers, and students with the opportunity to contribute to building a better world.

Engineers Without Borders – USA (EWB-USA)

EWB-USA partners with developing communities in over 45 countries across the world.  Our membership consists of professionals and students from a variety of professions including engineering, health, anthropology and business.  EWB-USA members make up over 250 chapters located throughout the USA.  Through its projects, EWB-USA provides innovative professional educational opportunities that provide a global perspective.

Each EWB-USA chapter makes at least a five-year commitment to a partnering community.  With the community’s input, the chapter designs and implements low-cost, small-scale, replicable and sustainable engineering solutions to problems identified by the community.  This includes water, sanitation, and renewable energy.  EWB-USA members train local community members and local NGOs to successfully monitor and maintain the projects.

EWB-PMP is 1 of 2 Chapters Selected for EWB-USA’s 2013 Premier Chapter Award

This award recognized an outstanding student chapter and professional chapter that met the ideals of a successful EWB-USA chapter. These ideals included excellence in organization, fundraising and public relations, engagement in mentor/mentee relationships, and chapter and regional participation. The 2013 student and professional chapter awards went to Texas A&M University Chapter and EWB-PMP Chapter. EWB-PMP partnered with a local community in Ghana and uses creative fundraising ideas to support their work. This has included a very successful annual wine tasting event with a silent auction and annual yard sales. Items in the silent auction included jewelry that chapter volunteers created from Ghanaian beads, considered by EWB-USA to be an outstanding innovative endeavor.problems identified by the community.  This includes water, sanitation, and renewable energy.  EWB-USA members train local community members and local NGOs to successfully monitor and maintain the projects.

Executive Committee

Chapter Officers
PresidentBaxter Miatkepresident@ewbportlandmaine.org
Vice PresidentSteven Laudagevicepresident@ewbportlandmaine.org
SecretaryKathy Hillman Reedsecretary@ewbportlandmaine.org
TreasurerJay Peterstreasurer@ewbportlandmaine.org
Chapter Leads
EWB-USA RepMaeve Carlsonstaterep@ewbportlandmaine.org
Corp FundraisingKatherine Kernfundraiser@ewbportlandmaine,org

Engineers Without Borders – Portland, Maine Professionals Chapter
P.O. Box 66823
Falmouth, ME 04105


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