We are a Tulane Student Organization founded in April 2014 under the guidance of Dr. Douglas Chrisey and Tulane Alumnus, Brad Moore. Tulane Engineers without Borders strives to connect undergraduates with an engineering program in a developing nation so they can use engineering skills and knowledge obtained in the classroom to a real world setting. These solutions also provide communities in need with resources to further international development.
Many of our members have previous volunteering experience in the USA and beyond and are looking to expand on their past work in order to create new and sustainable solutions beyond the classroom setting.
Our current proposed project is in Laquigo, Ecuador. This community is experiencing a spike in population growth and relies on a larger community for its water. Laquigo’s water is turned off on the weekends, when the community needs it the most. TEWB is focused on constructing a reliable, independent water system so Laquigo residents have control over the water they deserve. This solution would provide the community with clean, reliable water which could be used for bathing and drinking. This will create a healthier community and one which does not depend totally on the rainfall for its livelihood.