Student Organizations

Want to get more involved in Humanitarian Engineering outside of classes? Check out what’s going on at Mines and beyond below.


Mines Without Borders


Mines Without Borders combines Engineers Without Borders USA and Bridges to Prosperity.

EWB-USA is committed to bringing sustainable development projects to the developing world. Projects include water, waste-water, sanitation, energy, and shelter construction. EWB-Mines helps underserved communities abroad that request specific engineering expertise. EWB-MInes is currently working in Nicaragua to help villages install suspended cable bridges — giving access to schools, hospitals, and markets during the rainy season.

B2P builds literal bridges in under-served communities worldwide. On the Mines campus, B2P and Engineers Without Borders have now merged and students can build bridges by joining EWB/B2P at Mines.

Engineering World Health

Engineering World Health, Colorado School of Mines: EWH answers the needs of disadvantaged areas by providing and maintaining appropriate medical technology. Students can earn EPICS II credit by participating in medical equipment repair sessions arranged by the EWH-CSM student chapter officers.


Technology Assist by Students, Stanford University

Technology Assist by Students, Stanford University: TABS connects Bay Area non-profit organizations and schools in need of technological assistance with the Stanford community. Although TABS focuses on technology, students majoring in non-technical fields are encouraged to bring a different set of skills to the group.

Solar Energy Club, University of Massachusetts

Solar Energy Club, University of Massachusetts: This student-run engineering organization is part of the Center for Sustainable Energy at the University of Massachusetts. Past projects include a solar-powered fountain, an educational bulletin board, and the Peru Project, where students designed and installed solar power stations in several mountain communities lacking electricity.

Stanford Program on Hunger (SPOON)

Stanford Program on Hunger (SPOON): SPOON provides thousands of meals for hungry and homeless people each year. Student volunteers transfer unused food to a central freezer where it is then picked up by the urban ministry to be served to the hungry in the local area. Guidelines on how to form a similar program at another university can be found here.


Engineers Without Borders

Engineers Without Borders: EWB is a network of students, educators, and professionals committed to bringing sustainable projects to the developing world. Projects involve the design and construction of water, waste-water, sanitation, energy, and shelter systems. EWB was founded at CU Boulder and has spread to almost 100 universities nationwide.

Engineers for a Sustainable World

Engineers for a Sustainable World: ESW aims to reduce poverty by improving environmental, social, and economic sustainability worldwide by mobilizing engineers to address the challenges of developing communities and to promote global sustainability. EWH has spread to almost twenty chapters nationwide.

Student Pugwash, USA

Student Pugwash, USA: SPUSA is an educational, nonprofit organization focusing on the interplay of science, technology, and public policy. By participating in a variety of local, regional, and national events , students tackle issues such as international conflict, environmental protection, genetics, research, and civil rights.