We’ve had a couple things going on this past month, so here are a few highlights.
First off, congratulations to the winners of the campus pumpkin carving, the Batista kids, Viggo and Zali! Nice pumpkins, guys!
The pumpkin carving took place the weekend before Thanksgiving on the Frick Fine Arts Center lawn. We had a nice turnout of some students and a few families. The proceeds went toward EWB’s projects and the the winners are receiving a gift card.
Second, here’s a link to our October newsletter: October Newsletter
It’s a little late, but there is a lot more info about the past month, so be sure to take a look. Otherwise, we’ll be updating you again in a few weeks with the November info.
This is a very interesting and inspirational TED talk by Evan Thomas. Thomas started out as a EWB volunteer, and now he is a social business entrepreneur who works as a faculty member at Portland State University in Oregon.
Two Happiness Engineers visit Brazil and receive the most overwhelmingly warm welcome.
Source: Engineering Happiness in Brazil: WordCamp Rio de Janeiro and beyond
Hot off the press, see what we have been up to this past month!
First off, thanks to everyone who came to the event! It was a great time!
We listened to some live music from 2 bands, Rchrd Prkr (pictured left) and Radio Row (pictured right), who both were awesome! It was great getting to listen to them and interact in a very close setting, while spending some time with our friends as well.
See below for more pictures, and be sure to keep an eye out for our upcoming events! (it’s really easy to keep up by liking us on Facebook Pitt EWB and following us on twitter @pitt_ewb!)
Check out this article from ASCE Pittsburgh about our international project!
When you visit the Cold Stone Creamery in Squirrel Hill on November 13th between 5-7pm part of the profits go to financing our current project. So go visit to help support project and make it a success!
As part of Mine Safety Appliances’s (MSA) 100 Ways of Giving program, the Engineers Without Borders Univeristy of Pittsburgh Student Chapter has received a donation from the MSA Charitable Foundation.
This charitable donation will be used to support our international project in Tapagem, Brazil. The goal of this project is to develop a sustainable water treatment system that will give the community access to clean drinking water. The community is comprised of 52 families -250 people- all of which obtain their water from the Tapajos River or a central community well. With the donation, we will purchase supplies and support our travel team on their second assessment trip.
MSA is a company that provides personal protective equipment, detectors, and thermal imaging cameras to a plethora of industries. Their mission is for men and women to work in safety so that they, their families, and their communities may live in health throughout the world. MSA actively supports many philanthropic groups through their associates and the MSA Charitable Foundation. As a part of their 100 year anniversary, MSA has committed to donating $100K to 100 charities this year. Engineers Without Borders University of Pittsburgh Student Chapter is just one of the many recipients this year.