Engineers Without Borders Chapter Becomes Official at Mason

Dr. Barry Liner and CEIE senior Mariana Cruz at rural village in the Andes MountainsThe International Engineering Group has been approved to become the GMU chapter of Engineers Without Borders-USA (EWB-USA). In August, 2010, Dr. Barry Liner and CEIE senior Mariana Cruz traveled to a rural village in the Andes Mountains to evaluate opportunities for Mason students to help. Dr. Liner and Ms. Cruz were evaluating water needs of the village as determined by the villagers, and scoping out the engineering, environmental, and sustainability aspects of possible solutions. The (new) GMU EWB-USA is meeting at regular intervals to develop their project design to address water storage problems, in addition to organizing fund raising for their implementation trip to Peru planned for early summer 2011. Students interested in exploring this further should contact Jim Milliken to get on the email list.