Engineers Without Borders

 Group Vision

Contact Information

A world in which all communities have the capacity to meet their basic human needs.

Current project: We are currently working with communities in El Salvador and Kenya to deliver clean drinking water systems to rural villages. 

Primary Contact: Jordan Machtelinckx,


Group Description

EWB-OSU is the Oregon State University student chapter of EWB-USA, a non-profit humanitarian organization established to partner with developing communities world-wide to improve their quality of life through the implementation of environmentally and economically sustainable engineering projects, while developing internationally responsible engineering students.


Our vision is a world in which all communities have the capacity to meet their basic human needs.


Engineers Without Borders – USA supports community-driven development programs worldwide through the design and implementation of sustainable engineering projects, while fostering responsible leadership.

Our Goals:

  • Create a sense of excitement and enthusiasm about solving technical development problems within a social and cultural context
  • Organize project teams to design and implement engineering projects.
  • Publicize research opportunities and encourage students to undertake research on technical development problems
  • Work with the profesional engineering community to develop and strengthen the engineering skills of student members

We invite any interested student, regardless of major, to get involved. Non-engineers are especially welcome to check us out, since the success of our projects relies on the collaboration of many individuals with varied perspectives.

Typical meeting time and location:  Please visit our website at to sign up for our mailing list or see our meeting schedule.