Engineers Without Borders National Conference!

Interested in learning more about this years EWB National Conference?

Here is the website for the Conference in Reston, Virginia:

Our Chapter will send 3 candidates to the conference to network with other EWB members, both professionals and students, attend interactive workshops and attend info sessions to gain valuable information that will help our chapter succeed!

All members are eligible, especially freshman and sophomore! This is a great opportunity to gain an understanding of the Engineers Without Borders Organization and become more involved!



Jazz For Tapagem Event at Orbis Caffe


Pictured here are the professional mentor Tommy Joseph (Top Left), academic adviser Dr. Ian Nettleship (Top Right), shop owners (Top Center), and EWB student members



Vice president Sarah Trossman, President Nino Tommarello, and Professional Mentor from Epiphany Solar Water Systems Tommy Joseph are pictured here

Orbis Caffe on Rte. 19 in Mt. Lebanon hosted the Jazz Night benefiting the University of Pittsburgh Chapter of Engineers Without Borders Chapter. All proceeds will support the Tapagem project. The goal of the Tapagem project is to develop and implement a sustainable water treatment system in the Tapagem community. This community is located in the Amazon rainforest and is a 24 hour boat ride from the nearest city.

Guests enjoyed some fantastic music, delectable Brazilian dishes, and company at this sold out event! Special thanks to the Orbis Caffe staff for hosting this fabulous event, the band members for providing the entertainment. and attendees for making this night a great success.


CEO (center) and Employee (right) from Epiphany Solar Water Systems



General Body Meeting!

There will be a General Body Meeting Thursday October 17 at 7 PM in room G30 in Benedum! There will be guest speakers and an overview of the project so far for those still interested in getting involved and for those involved to get a better understanding of the project. 

First Assessment Trip Pictures — coming soon!

Stay tuned for pictures of the first assessment trip Sarah, Nino, and Tommy took to Tapagem, Brazil. Here you can get an inside look at the community, including a layout of the community, necessary points for design implementation, and fun activities!

Also, don’t forget… if you would like to be attending the meetings for EWB-Pitt this semester but are not receiving emails, please email to be added to the list. We hope to see you at the next meeting!