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The student chapter of Engineers Without Borders will hold an open meeting to discuss its project to provide about 1,000 people in several Honduran villages with clean drinking water 12:15-1 p.m. Thursday in Gagnon Lecture Hall, Hugel Science Center room 100. Free lunch will be provided.

Half of the 16 members of Engineers Without Borders and EWB adviser David Brandes, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, traveled to Honduras to work on the project May 24-30. This semester, EWB plans to finish designing the water system and return to Honduras during the January interim session. Students are invited to join the organization.

Those making the trip to Honduras in May were A.B. engineering major Jenny Moerschbacher ’05 (Selinsgrove, Pa.), mechanical engineering major Scott (Wes) Lane ’05 (Plaistow, N.H.), electrical and computer engineering major Kristen Radecsky ’04 (Flemington, N.J.), chemical engineering major Chris Bashur ’04 (Washington, Pa.), mechanical engineering major Matt Young ’05 (Burke, Va.), biology major Diane Mitchell ’05 (Bath, Pa.), civil engineering major Fidel Maltez ’05 (Hialeah, Fla.), and A.B. engineering major Sam Gutner ’05 (Topsfield, Mass.).

They collected water quality and flow data from potential drinking water sources, gathered topographic data needed for their design, inspected possible routes for water supply lines to the villages, and laid the groundwork for a lasting relationship with the Honduran people.

Engineers Without Borders-USA is a national non-profit organization established in 2000 to help developing areas worldwide with their engineering needs, while involving and training a new kind of internationally responsible engineering student.

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