The University of Toledo Student Chapter of Engineers Without Borders was started in Spring of 2006 by Dr. Andrew Heydinger. One year later in Spring of 2007, the chapter attained official status as recognized by Engineers Without Borders-USA. The organization took on a water project in Los Sanchez, Honduras in 2008 and completed the project in 2009. In 2010, members traveled to La Barranca to assess the possibility of another water project. The research associated with this project was then presented at the EPA P3 in Washington, DC in April of 2011. The water project was put on hold due to government interventions in June 2011, but was picked up again in the fall of 2013 when our chapter was contacted to implement a water distribution project for La Barranca from the new well in their community. The team took an assessment trip in January 2014 and they are planning to travel soon for an implementation trip. In October of 2011, students traveled for a pre-assessment trip to Los Sanchez for a pedestrian bridge project. Students are currently finalizing the drawings and measurements for the design and are looking forward to planning an implementation trip in the near future.
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