Q: I am not an engineer. Can I still join EWB-USA NY?
A: Yes. While engineering is at the heart and soul of our organization, every chapter takes a holistic approach to development by incorporating a variety of disciplines into their project teams. Chapters often capitalize on the expertise of anthropologists, educators, statisticians, sociologists, health professionals, and scientists to address both educational and technical aspects of the program.
Q: When are the meetings?
A: EWB-USA NY General Body Meetings are held 6 times a year. You can check the EWB-USA NY Events page for the next upcomming meeting.
Q: I’m not a member. Can I attend the meetings?
Of course. We welcome all who want to be brought into the EWB-USA NY fold.
Q: How can I get involved on a project?
First, look over our list of projects. After you’ve identified a project that you might be interested in, check out its blog. Then, when you’ve gotten a basic overview of the project, contact the Project Lead for the date and time of the next project team meeting.
Q: What are the requirements for traveling to a country with an EWB-NY project team?
A: A basic requirement to travel on an EWB-USA project is you must be a paying member in good standing of EWB-USA and EWB-USA NY. Other requirements vary by project and are decided by the Project Lead.
Q: Is travel a requirement to part of a project?
A: No. You can still participate on projects and help with its design, planning, and implementation fromNew York City. Chapters also need members skilled in training, mentorship, event planning and fundraising. You can also join one of our committees: K-12 Education and Marketing.
Q: Who pays for traveling to the project country?
A: Project teams are responsible for fundraising for travel expenses, including: airfaire, in-country transportation, and lodging. Traveling members use personal vacation days for travel.