Dedicated EWB UTSA members started the new year strong with a successful implementation trip to Vina Vieja and were even featured in the SA Express News. Read all about it here
Thank you to Cleary Zimmermann Engineers for your support with EWB-UTSA! You can check out Cleary Zimmermann Engineers and the work they do here!
Keep an eye out for the meeting times located on the top of the home page... they should be comi
Congratulation to Jessica's and Tim's team in the Greening Competition for winning 625 and 125 dollars, respectively, totaling to 750! There were a lot of great ideas out there, but your ideas were on top and it was much deserved!!! Kee
EWB-UTSA wants to thank the UTSA Parent Council and Family Association on providing an opportunity for the UTSA Family Fund to the students and student organizations.
Recently EWB-UTSA applied for a grant, UTSA Family Fund, in hopes that the Family Association and Parent Council would support our project in Viña Vieja, Peru with a fund of 500. It turns out that they were very supportive of our project!
This is a fairly new grant opportunity - so If you have a project that you or a group is working on and may need some support, apply for this UTSA Family Fund. Should be coming back around in February.
Recently a team of three students and one professor returned to good ole UTSA from an Assessment trip in Viña Vieja, Peru. This assessment trip was very successful in gaining crucial information for the planning of a water system and letting the community know that we are here to help them with what they need. It was a trip that was eight days long with 6 of those days being in the community. Since the return of the trip there has been great progress in the design of the water system since the plan of EWB-UTSA is to have an Implementation trip either at the end of the summer, August, or the end of the year, December.
If you are interested in pictures from the trip, they are on this website under Peru Project, or click here.
Thanks traveling team for the hard work while on the trip and thanks to the EWB-UTSA members for the hard work that allowed us to afford this assessment trip. If you want to donate and support this cause click here!
Wanted to thank everyone that attended and participated in the Chaskis run event on March 3 that Texas Partners of the Americas put on. The people that paid for the race through EWB-UTSA, thank you for your support and donations. Pictures from the event are up on the website at http://www.ewb-utsa.org/pictures1.html.
Also, this past Tuesday on March 6th, EWB-UTSA hosted a successful on campus barbeque! Thanks to everyone that was able to go out and help with the fundraising... also, thanks to the people that supported us and bought some of the great food!
Coming up this Spring Break, a few members will be traveling to Peru to conduct an assessment trip with the community and gather the needed information to bring Viña Vieja a reliable and sustainable source of water! Wish the travelers good luck, and if you have any last minute thoughts or ideas - reply to this email or go to our website at http://www.ewb-utsa.org/contact-information.html and email the respective person.
Thanks for all of your support,
See you at our next meeting and keep an eye on the website for updates from the trip and meeting times!
Our next meeting is February 29th in the BSE 2.102, all majors welcome. We hope to see you there!
If you are interested in both running and EWB-UTSA, sign up for this 8k/5k run through EWB-UTSA so that your money can go towards our water project in Viña Vieja, Peru. Go to http://www.ewb-utsa.org/chaskis-run-sign-up.html to sign up through this website. Or contact Zach Mueller at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Events coming up, mark your calendars!! We are having a barbecue Thursday, October 13 by the Engineering Building. We are currently taking volunteers for this event so if you are interested you can fill in your schedule availability on http://www.doodle.com/d8ai7x58f43ug4s8 or come to our general meeting for more information. We are also planning our assessment trip to Vina Vieja, Peru to be held in December and the implementation trip next summer and if you want to help with the planning for the assessment trip you can come to our Thursday assessment meetings.
Events coming up in March, mark your calendars!!
First off, we have a fundraiser at Chili's off I-10 and De Zavala. Just bring a coupon with you and 10% of your bill gets donated to us at EWB-UTSA for our project in Vina Vieja, Peru.
Next, the annual Chaskis run hosted by Texas Partners of the Americas is coming up on March 5th. All proceeds go to Vina Vieja, Peru also.
For more information or to sign up, please go to the flyers page HERE
We are still working on design of a pump and distribution system for the community. Everything is moving along but we still need finicial support to get back to Peru and help out this wonderful community. So, please support us if you are able. And if you are interested in getting involved in the project, please check out the design team sign-up page HERE