ESW projects design, build, and implement solutions to sustainability issues, often with a focus on energy and the environment. Chapters select their own project topics and locations for implementation based on the interests of their members, and the resources and guidance available to them at their respective universities. Some chapters chose to focus primarily on sustainability issues on campus or in their local community, while others work to implement sustainable development solutions for communities in the developing world. Many have project portfolios that include a mix of local and international efforts. Topics vary widely across chapters, but include areas such as clean energy generation and energy savings, water and wastewater treatment/management, and the development of green infrastructure. To carry out these projects, chapters often partner with on-campus staff, community organizations, or other sustainability organizations that have experience and established relationships in the communities where they work.
You can view many of the projects completed or in progress in this directory, and we encourage you to contact the chapter to learn more or help implement a similar project where you are!
Our campus rock climbing center is located in a refurbished barn. However, as there is no insulation it gets very cold in the winter.... More!
The idea of the AutoSwitch is to save electricity in a household setting without the users having to think about it every time. The... More!
Design, implementation, and educational logistics of a water quality assessment laboratory in San Mateo Guatemala
Computer access and training can open new doors for students, teachers, and parents to succeed in the digital age. But Parkwood Primary... More!
A series of workshops in which participants have the opportunity to build their own pedal powered bike lights. The building part of the... More!
Financing and constructing a solar charging station for the Stanford campus. The station will be primarily located in the engineering... More!
ESW is partnering with IBEKA for a second year to develop a remote monitoring system for micro-hydro plants, as well as to extend the... More!
Our team is partnering for a second year with Medic Mobile, a startup that provides open source software for healthcare data collection... More!
We have obtained different models of wind turbines for testing that we have installed on campus. We have put together several project... More!
A team designed and built a cheap rice grinder that operates mechanically and will eventually operate via a bike.