UI Engineers Without Borders Hosts Third Annual Gala

Wednesday, February 26 2014

MOSCOW, Idaho – Engineers Without Borders, University of Idaho Chapter (EWB-UI) will host an evening of fine food and live music to support EWB-UI’s sustainable water supply project in the village of Chiwirapi, Bolivia on March 6 at 6:30 p.m. at Moscow’s historic 1912 Center. The gala is open to the public, and tickets are $20, available at the door or at BookPeople of Moscow.

“Engineers Without Borders uses students to provide practical engineering solutions to underserved communities across the globe, and our UI chapter is making a difference in Bolivia,” said Larry Stauffer, College of Engineering dean. “I encourage students from all academic disciplines to get involved with EWB-UI. ”

In addition to fine food and music, gala attendees will be able to meet the EWB-UI team and learn more about their project and partnership with the people of Chiwirapi.

The evening also features a gala silent auction fundraiser that will help the EWB-UI team as they prepare to implement the first phase of a potable water supply project this June in Chiwirapi. One of those silent auction items is a weekend stay at a McCall cabin, donated by Stauffer.

Currently the team is in the second year of a five-year commitment to the community of Chiwirapi to design and construct a sustainable water system.

Appetizers and drinks are being provided by Maialina Pizzeria Napoletana, and desserts are from Nectar/Bloom. Entertainment will be provided by local Moscow bands Buckingham, and Simbaland and the Exceptional Africans.

For additional information about the event or to find out how you can get involved with Engineers Without Borders see: www.ewb-uidaho.com or contact EWB-UI president Rachel Hill at: mcki8907@vandals.uidaho.edu.

Rob Patton
College of Engineering Communications
208) 885-7511

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