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  • Published February 6, 2014

    Image from Solidworks.comThe Projects and Education members with ESW National have put together a series of four skills webinars aimed at helping our chapter members be succesful

  • Published January 14, 2014

    In August of 2013, we announced a new partnership with Open Source Ecology, an amazing organization seeking to design and build 50 common machines used in civilization for lower cost and more sustainably than current methods allow.
  • Published January 13, 2014

    It's [belated] recap season for most organizations (and most people), and also the time when many people talk about their resolutions or goals for the year. In that spirit, I'd like to showcase a few of the accomplishments ESW-National has made during the last year in numerical form:

  • Published December 3, 2013

  • Published November 19, 2013

    ESW-MWSU-1.jpgESW chapter at Midwestern State University (MWSU) has accomplished extraordinary growth.

  • Published November 18, 2013

    The core of the problem is this: I don’t like what activist means to most people right now, I don’t like how activism works right now, and I find the contrast between PowerShift and the ESW-Pitt RegConf fascinating.
  • Published November 17, 2013

    It's always exciting when we get new chapters. It's particularly exciting when we get several at once. In the last week, we've gotten official paperwork from no less than three new schools, all from passionate groups at smaller engineering programs. 

  • Published November 13, 2013

    The second Inter-Chapter Challenge (ICC) will be held at the 2014 ESW-National Conference, to be hosted at Northwestern University on April 10th-13th, 2014. Participating chapters will build an inexpensive device that will be judged based on design & construction, function, and completion of several trials. The theme for this year’s ICC is boats.

  • Published November 10, 2013

    ESW is growing stronger with new

  • Published November 6, 2013

    We're 80% of the way through the pilot semester of our Wicked Problems in Sustainable Engineering (WPSE) Intiative. We're excited by the success so far, looking forward to discussing the program at Northwestern in the spring and ASEE next summer, and are now looking for the next round of participants!

  • Published November 6, 2013

    Conference Attendees in the LEED Gold Engineering Building!This past weekend was the second of our first year of regional conferences, hosted by the University of Pittsburgh Chapter.

  • Published October 23, 2013

    ESW-MDC Solar Smoothie Cart 1As the second largest institution of higher education in the United States, Miami Dade College (MDC) hosts of one of the only two ESW chapters in Florida.

  • Published October 22, 2013

    ESW and Sustainable Minds are pleased to announce the 2013-2014 edition of the Life Cycle Assessment + Universities (LCA+U) challenge, which invites student teams to design more sustainable alternatives to current campus activities using Sustainable Mind’s LCA software. 

  • Published October 22, 2013

    Two weeks ago we had our first ever Regional Conference, hosted by ESW-RPI. Representatives from five schools were present – RPI, Smith, Stevens, RIT, and Pitt – and got to build connections and learn from a great set of speakers.
     
  • Published October 16, 2013

    Read our Strategic Plan - it's been a long time coming. After years of fits and starts, months of writing, and more months of formatting, we're pleased to release our 5 year strategic plan for ESW-National.

  • Published September 17, 2013

    Sam Malin is a development engineer working at Invenergy LLC, a developer, owner, and operator of wind, natural gas, and solar projects throughout the world. In his role, Sam coordinates with developers, landowners, consultants, and other stakeholders to design and implement commercial-scale wind and solar projects.

  • Published September 14, 2013

    This semester is the pilot of our WPSE Initiative classes, at Pitt and RIT. We're both three weeks in, thanks to our semester schedules aligning, and both classes are going swimmingly.

  • Published August 22, 2013

    As part of the new school year ESW National has put together a series of four skills webinars aimed at helping people do better projects. We know that ESW members have great intentions, and good technical backgrounds (and mentors). We want to make sure that anyone involved in a project has the opportunity to learn the 'soft' skills that can make things thrive.

  • Published August 21, 2013

    Mark your calendars for our upcoming regional conferences:

  • Published August 20, 2013

    Over the past three years, the ESW chapter at UC San Diego, in a partnership with a Thailand-based NGO, successfully designed and implemented a small-scale hydroelectric system that powers an ultraviolet water filter and an irrigation system for use in northern Thailand.

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