You've probably heard of Engineers Without Borders. What you probably don't know is that it's for Mathies too. So what does EWB do? Our mission is To promote human development through access to technology. We do all sorts of things towards that. A major thing we do is send co-op students overseas on internships, to work on various development projects. Right now, bioinformatics student Ginny Li is in the Philippines.
Another thing we do is educate students from local schools about the realities of living in third-world countries. One of these is called "Water for the world", where students try to build a water filter with limited instructions and learn about the realities of water in the third world. Another is called "food for thought", an interactive activity that gets students thinking about local and global hunger issues and the role youth can play in positively shaping the world.
So right now, you might be thinking, "Great! How can I get
involved?" Or, you know, maybe you're not interested. But I'm going
to assume the first one. If you want to get involved with our club,
Want more info on who we are or what we do? Check out http://uwaterloo.ewb.ca, where you can find more information on our activities.