ESW 2017-2018 Annual Report

  2017-2018 Annual Report  We are so excited to share our 2017-2018 Annual Report with all of you. We hope that you will celebrate ESW's accomplishments from the past year with us, including the continued innovation of our Resilient CommUnity Design Challenge winners and that we impacted 500+ people in two communities through our newest program, Build Day.   As we look forward to the 2018-2019 fiscal year, ESW will to advance our work to empower young engineers to tackle the toughest sustainability challenges by focusing on our three key priorities: building more partnerships with community organizations, growing our membership globally, and creating more opportunities for professionals to engage in building a better world.   Between the momentum we’ve built through our membership and the fervent calls for action on climate change from concerned citizens across the world, it’s clear that we need to prepare the next generation of problem solvers to tackle problems that no generation before have had to face.  
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5 Universities to Check Out if You Want to Build a More Sustainable World

If you are anything like us, you are passionate about making the world a better place. Whether you want to work on photovoltaics or waste reduction systems, we know you want to ensure you are getting the education you need. If you are in high school faced with the daunting task of applying to colleges and universities, you might be overwhelmed with options. Read more
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A Queer Perspective

Pictured: Brittany Bennett, Executive Director of ESW, at the 2017 ESW Annual Conference. Brittany is one of the many queer members of ESW.   ESW is proud of its inclusive and diverse culture, but in the field of engineering at large, the representation with respect to sexual orientation is still quite skewed, despite apparent recent advances. In celebration of the recently concluded Pride Month, we at ESW wanted to share perspectives from some of our LGBT+ members, as young professionals in their field. We put together some questions for them and we’ve shared some of their answers here (different answers separated by blank lines) : Read more
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All-women team making Vancouver more resilient to earthquakes

Vancouver faces a 1-in-5 chance of experiencing a serious earthquake within the next 50 years. Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW) student members at the University of British Columbia are working to keep Vancouver citizens safe in the event of a catastrophic earthquake. Read more
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ESW's Response to Paris Climate Accord Decision

Last week, President Trump announced that the United States will be pulling out of the Paris Climate Accord. Here at ESW, we want to take this moment and reflect on our place in the worldwide effort to combat climate change. Our mission, to forge innovative, lasting solutions to local and global sustainability challenges, is more important than ever. Last week, President Trump announced that the United States will be pulling out of the Paris Climate Accord. Here at ESW, we want to take this moment and reflect on our place in the worldwide effort to combat climate change. Our mission, to forge innovative, lasting solutions to local and global sustainability challenges, is more important than ever. Read more
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ESWcon2017: Recap & Award Winners

During the first weekend in April, over two hundred people gathered in Austin, Texas for a weekend full of speakers, workshops, networking, and fun at the 2017 ESW Annual Conference. This year's conference offered new opportunities for a growing   Read more
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