MSA Donates to Engineers Without Borders-Pitt Chapter

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.

Our Newest Sponsor: Cameron International

Cameron International has gifted a generous donation to the Engineers Without Borders-University of Pittsburgh Student Chapter. The funds will be used to support our Tapagem Brazil Water Project.

Cameron is a leading provider of flow equipment products, systems and services to worldwide oil, gas and process industries. Leveraging its global manufacturing, engineering and sales and service network, Cameron works with drilling contractors, oil & gas producers, pipeline operators, refiners and other process owners to control, direct, adjust, process, measure and compress pressures and flows.

The Cameron is committed to providing support to communities both locally and globally. Their donation to our organization will help the 52 families of the Amazon River community, Tapagem, gain access to safe drinking water. Cameron’s support of Engineers Without Borders will help to develop the the skills of future engineers through hands-on engineering experience.

The Engineers Without Borders-University of Pittsburgh Chapter looks forward to working with Cameron International for the duration of this project.

Additional information on Cameron International can be found here.

Fundraising Event: Panther Run

Pitt EWB has organized a 5k as a fundraiser for our project. If you like to run or would like to support our project please come out this Sunday at 8am in Schenley Park. Below are the links to register for the event and the Facebook event to keep you update on race details!

Here is the link to register:


Here is the link to the Facebook event:

Committee Meetings for this week!

Below are the times for the committee meetings this week. The locations might change from week to week so keep checking!


Finance Committee: Wednesday from 7-8 in Benedum 157

International Committee: Wednesday from 8-9:30 in Benedum 157

Local Project: Thursday from 7-8 in Benedum G28


Hope to see everyone there!



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