WHO WE ARE
The UCLA student chapter of Engineers without Borders was founded in 2006 by a group of diverse students who were dedicated to using their education to create a lasting, positive impact in the world. Since then, our club has become strongly involved in several international projects in developing countries and has successfully completed two sustainable projects - building a schoolhouse in Thailand and constructing rainwater catchment systems in Guatemala. Our goal is to help our students develop their engineering skills and shape them into international humanitarians, primarily accomplished in our three ongoing projects.
Our mission is to support community driven development programs worldwide by collaborating with local partners to design and implement sustainable engineering projects while creating transformative experiences and responsible leaders. With travel restrictions due to a worldwide pandemic, the ability for us to cross borders and implement our engineering design is greatly limited; however, we are still finding ways to create lasting impact on communities in need through remote project work. This year we are also bringing some of our focus toward helping our local community through starting a remote tutoring program for middle school students in LAUSD.
Our vision is a world in which communities have the capacity to meet their basic human needs, and that our members have enriched global perspectives through the innovative professional educational opportunities provided by Engineers Without Borders at UCLA.