OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

OSU student engineers hold benefit banquet

02/08/2011

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University’s student chapter of Engineers Without Borders is holding a “Water for the World” banquet on Friday, Feb. 11, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Community Center at12th Street and Jackson Avenue in Corvallis.

The banquet includes a locally sourced dinner, a silent auction, live music and presentations of some of the local chapter’s recent projects. All proceeds will go to efforts to deliver clean drinking water systems to disadvantaged communities in Kenya and El Salvador.

One of the group’s projects is a new effort in Lela, Kenya – a village of approximately 400 people who need better access to clean water. Residents must deal with unclean water year-round and during the six months of annual drought children must spend hours in search of water instead of attending school.

Engineers Without Borders is a non-profit humanitarian organization established to partner with developing communities worldwide to improve their quality of life through the implementation of environmentally and economically sustainable engineering projects, while developing internationally responsible engineering students.

Tickets are $50 for general admission, or $25 for students with ID. Tickets are available online at http://ewb-osu-banquet.eventbrite.com/ or at the door (cash or check only). RSVP to banquet@ewb-osu.org