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Support the Panama Program Reach Implementation Milestones this Summer

Support the Panama Program Reach Implementation Milestones this Summer

This June, the Panama program will send a team of travelers to Hato Rincón to continue work on our CREER project and make major strides on implementation. CREER, meaning “to believe” in Spanish, is an acronym for “Centro de Recursos Educativos En Rincón,” or “Center for Educational Resources in Rincón.” Through this program we are working with the community to…
 
Panama Project Summer 2018 Travel Update

Panama Project Summer 2018 Travel Update

Summer has been a great season for the Panama Project and Team! We had teams travel from June 9 through July 9, 2018 to finish grading, pour the concrete slab, and begin building CMU walls and columns. Over 4 weeks, the entire concrete slab and two concrete columns were poured, and roughly 300 blocks were placed. Weeks 1-3 were mainly…
 
Panama Trip Review: 2017 Wrap-up/2018 Kick-off

Panama Trip Review: 2017 Wrap-up/2018 Kick-off

The Panama team had a busy 2017!  Collectively, team members were on-site in Hato Rincón for 8 total weeks and in that time, the building was surveyed and staked out, the perimeter was excavated, reinforcing was installed for strip footings, stem walls, and columns, and concrete footings were placed.  Roughly 17 cubic yards of concrete were mixed by hand –…
 
Panama Program Kicks Off Construction!

Panama Program Kicks Off Construction!

It has been a busy summer for the Panama Program – after several years of partnering with the community of Hato Rincón we’ve kicked off construction on a library and computer center! The community of Hato Rincón is located in the southern part of the Ngobe-Bugle (one of the most historically marginalized groups in Panama) territory and is home to…
 
Giving Tuesday, and All Other Days

Giving Tuesday, and All Other Days

Between Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday, online retailers raked in over $5.3 billion in sales in two days alone. Cyber Monday added an additional $3.4 billion on top of that, a new record, for a total of over $8.7 billion in sales. This only online, and does not include any sales in stores on those days. While the deals are…
 
A Night Out With EWB-DC

A Night Out With EWB-DC

The Washington DC Professional Chapter of Engineers Without Borders hosted their 2nd Annual Spring Gala this past month in order to raise funds and awareness of the ongoing projects the organization has underway around the world. It was a smashing success, with fantastic attire and décor, all in support of a great organization focused on providing engineering to support to…