The student chapter of Engineers Without Borders-USA at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo was founded in 2005 by a core group of students dedicated to making a global impact. Cal Poly’s EWB chapter has successfully implemented projects across the globe, impacting the lives of thousands. We are working towards improving sanitation in India, providing clean drinking water in Thailand, and improving overall health in Nicaragua. Our chapter was recently honored as the Premier Student Chapter by EWB-USA, demonstrating the commitment of our members. The enthusiasm and passion of our students is not only seen in our successful project history, but also the growth that our organization has realized in the past two years. In less than two years, our membership has tripled to a total of over 200 active members who are looking to make a difference in purposeful projects.



We currently have projects in four countries: Nicaragua, Malawi, Thailand, and India.  Each project is tailored to the communities needs and we go to great lengths to work with the community to produce sustainable solutions.



Questions, comments, or concerns? Contact us through the email provided below. Also, check us out on Facebook and Twitter!

Vanessa Lasseson


Mike Ward

Vice President

Michallynn Hoffman


Evan Borgeson


Zoe Hinck


Kaylynn Rothleder


Matthew Alongi


Jenn Eberts

Local Projects

Jenna Crawford

Public Relations

Jacob Johannesen


Sarah Visitacion

Banquet Coordinator

Chris Apple


Krissy Stroud


Gabrielle Amar


Jared Becker


Allie Davis


Chao Yang


Will Michul




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An integral part of our success as an organization comes from the support of our ever extending network of donors. Over half of our funding comes from YOUR support. Whether you are our family, friends, or a company supporter – you can help make a difference. 100% of your donation will go straight to supporting our project teams implement low-cost, practical engineering designs that are assisting an estimated 23,000 people. Below are some statistics you might find shocking –  all of which we are directly addressing:


80% of the world lives on less than $10 per day.


1.1 billion people have inadequate access to clean drinking water.


2.6 billion people lack basic sanitation.


Close to half of all people in developing countries suffer at any given time from a health problem caused by water and sanitation deficits.


We challenge you to help be a part of the solution. So, give up coffee for a week and donate the money saved to our projects – it could buy a toilet for a family in India. Instead of driving to school or work this week, bike instead and donate the money saved on gas – it could be used to build accessible health care in Nicaragua. That tax return you got, give it up and donate it to our projects – it could install a slow sand water filtration system for an entire village in Thailand.


Click one of the links below to donate or mail your donation to:


Engineers Without Borders
1 Grand Ave
College of Engineering, Building 40, Room 117
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407

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