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Andrew Chung
Communications Director

Jordan Crolly
Development Director

Justin Hess
Education Director

Brian Lange
Technology Director

Erin Lennox
Projects Director

Christopher Vega
Outreach Director

Erin Rose Briggs
Chapter Relations Coordinator, 
New Chapter Development

Anabela Carigo
Development Coordinator

Calvin Holic
Chapter Relations Coordinator

Pieter Werner
Development Coordinator

July 2013 Newsletter



Welcome to the July edition of the ESW Newsletter! This is the first of many newsletters that I will bring to your local inbox as the incoming Communications Director. I have been involved with the Rensselaer student chapter for a number of years, and I look forward to yet another awesome year full of ESW. Also, shout out to Verena Kwan for doing such a fantastic job as the prior Communications Director. She really made this position look easy!


In this issue, you will find information about ESW's first professional chapters, our upcoming State of the Org webinar (and planning survey results), and two opportunities for you to join the National Team. In addition, you will find this month's featured project, as well as information about a conference in New York and our annual ESW National conference.

To skip around to different sections within this newsletter, simply click on the links on the sidebar under "In This Issue". If there are things you'd like to see or share, please let us know at or tweet us @eswusa.


Sustainably yours,


Andrew Chung

Communications Director


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ESW Professional Chapters are Coming!
We are pleased to announce an exciting way for alumni and professionals to get more involved - or stay involved - in ESW. There are three ESW professional chapters currently in formation - in Albany/Troy, Boston, and Houston - one of which is already actively doing projects! 

Read More on how to get involved - or start your own!

2013 State of the Org Webinar
Following our recent National Team Retreat in Pittsburgh, we've got our plans made for the next year's worth of programs and changes. With this in mind, we invite you to come hear about where ESW is as an organization, and where we'll be headed. 
The webinar will be this Thursday at 2pm EDT, and will be recorded in case you miss it! You can also peruse a summary of some of the results of our recent planning survey - and thanks to all those that filled it out!

 Register for the webinar here!

Join the 2013-2014 ESW National Team! 
It's not too late! ESW is currently seeking a Chapter Relations Coordinator and Events Coordinator for the 2013-2013 school year. The National Team is a group of predominantly volunteers who manage day-to-day operations, creation and implementation of new programs, and relations with other organizations.  A full description of the positions may be found here.  
Monthly Features
Solar in Mexico with ESW-RPI
ESW-RPI member, Javier Camino, explains how to operate the solar hot water system to community members.
Throughout the spring semester, ESW's student chapter at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute designed a photovoltaic solar system in conjunction with the community of Ek' Balam, Mexico. Five ESW-RPI students traveled to the Mayan village in July to install the electrical system that now powers lights for the community. The team also installed a prototype of a solar hot water heater, which was developed in conjunction with ESW's NY Capital Region professional chapter. The thermal panel's design utilizes recycled plastic bottles, which are becoming more and more abundant with the growing tourism in the Yucat�n. For more information about the Rensselaer student chapter, click here or check out their Facebook page


Know a project, member, or alumni you want to see featured? Want to feature your chapter's project? Email!

Upcoming Events
Engineering, Social Justice, and Peace Conference
The ninth annual international Engineering, Social Justice, and Peace (ESJP) conference will be held in Troy, New York, August 14-16, 2013. ESJP invites the participation and contribution proposals on topics related to the intersection of engineering, social justice, and peace. This year's conference theme is "engineering for development," broadly construed. Visit the ESJP website for more information on the conference and how to submit a proposal. We encourage all ESW members in the area to attend!

If you know of any conference and events in your area that you would like to share, please email us at

Save the Date! The ESW 2014 Annual Conference at Northwestern

Our next organization-wide conference will occur on April 10-13th and will be hosted by ESW's Northwestern University chapter. Mark your calendars now! More details to come, but trust us - this is the conference you don't want to miss. More on the announcement here.  

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