"As a civil engineer, I knew that there had to be something I could do. This was a prime example of how an emerging leader comes to life." -  

Dr. Bernard Amadei,  EWB-USA Founder

Russ Turner

Philadelphia Chapter Professional Mentor

Founded in 2002 in Colorado, Engineers without Borders ™ Organization (EWB-USA) is a registered non-profit 501(c)3.

Engineers Without Borders – Drexel (EWB-DREXEL) is a non-profit humanitarian organization established to partner with developing communities worldwide in order to improve their quality of life. This partnership involves the implementation of sustainable engineering projects, while involving and training internationally responsible engineers and engineering students.

our leadership team

volunteering - Sergio Davila Martinez

Jose David Blanco Hernandez

Drexel Chapter Professional Mentor

Our founder

I am a Chemical Engineer, member of the Global Relations team. Working along side other members of Engineers Without Borders, I teach a supplementary Spanish class in order to facilitate communication between the travel team and the communities in El Salvador. 


Engineers Without Borders (EWB) is an international humanitarian engineering group that serves our global neighbors in the developing world; those who need it most. We provide the basics of life such as water and shelter, using appropriate and sustainable technology. More importantly though, we help people help themselves. Our unique model includes a rigorous technical and cultural assessment, community involvement, and a five-year commitment to each community we are privileged to serve. Dedicated professionals and aspiring college students form the backbone of EWB, with invaluable help from corporations, Non-Government Organizations, and other supporters. EWB at Drexel is a great way for students to hone and apply their skills to real problems, gain unique experience and become socially and globally conscious. Students of nearly all majors are needed and welcome; business, arts, sociology, engineering, and more. Our mission is to serve, but the benefits for all involved, at any level, are undeniable.

Foundation History