A view from the mountaintop in Kob, Cameroon



Weekly E-mail December 11, 2011 to December 17, 2011

 

Design and Events/Marketing meetings are done for the semester, but there's a Local meeting tonight! There is also an information session tonight about the Guatemala Health Initiative at Penn in Stemmler Hall at 7.30 PM. Details below.

This week:

  1. Updates from Committees
  2. CH2M HILL EWB-USA Scholarship 2011/2012
  3. Guatemala Health Initiative at Penn

Updates from Committees

This week's committee meeting times are as follows:

  • Local Committee meeting: Sunday (11 December) 8-9 PM, Huntsman G86.

If you have questions about ongoing projects, potential project ideas, or committee meeting times, direct them to the email addresses below:

  • International Projects : Elizabeth Warren: ewarren@seas.upenn.edu
  • Cameroon Committee : Mike Magaraci: magaraci@seas.upenn.edu
  • Guatemala Committee : Matt Deng: haodeng@seas.upenn.edu
  • Local Committee : Kevin Wang: kewa@seas.upenn.edu
  • Events Committee : Michelle Sherrot: mshe@seas.upenn.edu
  • Marketing Committee : Joan Liu: joanliu@seas.upenn.edu
  • Design Committee : Casey Gelber: cgelber@seas.upenn.edu

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CH2M HILL EWB-USA Scholarship 2011/2012

The CH2M HILL Engineers Without Borders-USA Scholarship, is a $5,000 scholarship for EWB-USA student members. In the inaugural program during the 2010/2011 academic school year, 80 applicants from 53 universities, representing 12 different engineering disciplines applied. The final recipients were selected for their dedication to academic excellence, ability to apply technical skills to make a meaningful difference, strong leadership abilities, and dedication to Engineers Without Borders-USA. Visit www.ch2mhill.jobs/ewb to learn more and access the application.

  • Academic Level: Bachelor's/Master's/PhD
  • Fields of Study: Engineering, all disciplines
  • Amount: $5,000 for academic or EWB-USA project support
  • No. of Scholarship Recipients: 10
  • Criteria:
    1. Enrolled in a four-year accredited engineering program and continuing the next academic year.
    2. Completed at least three academic semesters
    3. Active, registered member of Engineers without Borders-USA through your university chapter.
    4. Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Recipients will be announced and awarded March 2012.

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Guatemala Health Initiative at Penn

The Guatemala Health Initiative at Penn is looking to take a few undergraduates (5-10) for a week-long trip to the Lake Atitlan region for spring break this year. This is a well established program and provides a great introduction to international health and sustainable development. The spring break trip happens every year with some faculty program directors and medical school students and provides a cursory overview of community health issues (less so engineering focused). If any of you are interested, please email Nancy Aitcheson (ncyaitcheson@gmail.com), and attend an information session 7:30 pm on Sunday night at Stemmler Hall 102A. Participating on the trip will cost on the order of $1000 dollars, and GHI is selecting people on a first come-first serve basis (but you have to go to the info session)!

  • Date: Sunday December 11, 2011
  • Time: 7:30
  • Location: Stemmler Hall 102A

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