• Thailand - Rainwater Catchment Project

    In August 2011, civil and environmental engineering students Aimee Corn (BSCE '12), Alan Pani (BSCE '13) and Lisa Stenberg (BSCE '12) traveled to Mae Nam Khun, Thailand to build a rainwater catchment system.

  • The Gift of Water in Nicaragua

    In December 2011, SU students joined Professionals Without Borders for a service trip to San Juan de Concepcion, Nicaragua. The pipeline project served over 1500 people and had been in the planning stages for over four years and was sponsored by Starbucks, the Clean Water Foundation and the SU College of Science and Engineering.

  • Zambia Waterwheel Project

    The purpose of this project was to design and build a pump that could sustainably deliver water to safe onshore gathering places and to agricultural fields. To meet the criterion of sustainability, the pump needed to be inexpensive, powered by the river and easily maintained by the residents.

  • Water for Thailand Clinic

    In January 2010, an SU student team returned to Thailand to install a drinking water treatment system for the Mae Nam Khun medical clinic which serves approximately 5000 people. The clinic director, Mr. Nakalee Thitisok was thrilled with the addition and no longer has to boil water for drinking or food preparation.


About Us

Our Seattle University ESW student chapter strives to implement environmentally and economically sustainable engineering projects, while involving and training responsible engineering students and professionals. We believe that the key to project sustainability is a strong partnership with the local community. We partner with Chiang Mai University, Professionals Without Boundaries, University of Technology Jamaica, World Water Partners and a host of other non-profits and NGOs.

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