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Parent Organization: Community Service Organizations

Engineers Without Borders (EWB) UVM is one of the many student chapters of EWB-USA.  We feel that everyone has the right to the fundamental necessities of life especially access to clean water and air.  Our goal is to use our knowledge and creativity to work with developing communities to get over the barriers preventing them from obtaining these basic needs.

Our oven project has been completed and closed as of Fall 2012. It concerned reengineering sugar cane ovens in Honduras as the current design was inefficient and unsafe to the population and environment due to inappropriate fuel source usage, namely with the burning of tires. We constructed a test oven at our project site, located at the UVM biological research center, to test efficiency and emissions. We conducted oven testing in the spring, and submitted our design to CDAE and closed the porject with EWB-USA. 
 
We are currently seeking out a new chapter project in partnership the EWB Burlington Professional Chapter working with Green Mountain Coffee Roasters and Nicaraguan coffee farmers to provide quality and storage of water for local coffee plantations. 
 
If you would like more information or want to get involved, please feel free to email the president, Baxter Miatke- bmiatke@uvm.edu. Come find out what we are all about at our first general meeting on Monday September 9th, 2013 at 7pm in Votey 209.
 
Contact Email ewb@list.uvm.edu
Address Votey Hall
Burlington, VT 05405
USA