News Archive
April 21, 2014

Mentoring Student Projects

The student chapters of EWB are molding the internationally-conscious engineers of tomorrow. Become a mentor and be a part of the ingenuity that these young engineers inspire. All that is required is technical expertise in a particular system, field, or industry of relevance to the project. Mentors do not lead student projects and do not need prior EWB experience. Mentors are a resource to provide guidance and advice to the students. We currently have mentoring opportunities at Rice University, the University of Houston, and Texas A&M University at Galveston. Please contact Rich Koenig at if you would like to get involved.

Rice University Student Chapter

Nicaragua 1: Barrio Saldrach Zeledon Water Project

Project leads: Edgar Sivla [] | Rachel Sterling []

Water supply and distribution system for a community of 1200. Scope includes a pump station, storage tanks, and distribution piping. Implementation trip planned for January 2015.

Nicaragua 2: Wiscoyol Water Project

Project leads: Teja Veerati [] | Ben Hoff []

Scope includes drilling a new well with submersible pump, or refurbishing an existing well, along with installing a storage tank & distribution piping. An implementation trip is planned for August 2014.

Nicaragua 3: Suspension Bridge Project

Project leads: Sofia Avendano [] | Joseph HWang []

Objective: build a suspension bridge over a 50-60 ft span, height of around 20 ft during the dry season. Project currently in evaluation phase.

University of Houston Student Chapter

Nicaragua: Telpochapa School Construction

Project leads: James Schouten [] | Sterling Sammons []

School building construction, Scope consists of construction of an elementary school building for 30 students. The concrete foundation has been completed and an implementation trip is planned for summer 2014 to complete the building construction.