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Welcome to Three New ESW Chapters!
It's always exciting when we get new chapters. It's particularly exciting when we get several at once! This month, we've got three - help us to welcome them to the ESW community. Read more!

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November 2013 Newsletter



Say hello to the November edition of the ESW Newsletter! With the end of the semester fast approaching, we have a pile of ways to get involved for next term - or sooner - with our webinar on Wednesday with Open Source Ecology!


Looking for new projects? We've got 'em - LCA+U, WPSE, and the next ICC (acronyms explained below). 


Looking for inspiration? Check out this month's feature, on ESW-MWSU's passionate rebound. 


Looking for more ESW? On the left, you can read about our three newest ESW chapters and our Fundraising Campaign.

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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Webinar Wednesday!
Open Source Ecology Webinar

Marcin Jakubowski with Open Source Ecology (OSE) will present the OSE concept, including an overview of open source, the benefits of transparency, and the greater good of collaborative engineering. Marcin will also discuss Global Village Construction Set (GVCS), an open technological platform. Also included in the talk are OSE's unique design process, rapid prototyping efforts, documentation principles, and related principles. The webinar will take place on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 7-8pm EST. Register here!

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Announcements - Get Involved!
LCA+U Challenge Proposals Due Friday!
Proposals for our second annual LCA+U Challenge - inviting you to quantify ways to reduce environmental impacts on
 campus - are due this Friday, the 22nd. We'll provide you with software (from our partner Sustainable Minds) and support, but we need to know what you want to study! For more information and proposal details, head here.

The second annual Inter-Chapter Challenge (ICC) will be held at the 2014 ESW-National Conference, to be hosted at Northwestern University on April 10th-13th, 2014. Participating chapters will build a remote-controlled, fossil fuel-free boat for under $300 that will be judged based on design & construction, function, and completion of several trials. Click here for the full rules and information.
The Wicked Problems in Sustainable Engineering (WPSE) Initiative links multidisciplinary project-based courses together around an annual shared problem in an effort to expose more students to the complex challenges they will be facing during their careers. ESW provides external expertise and curriculum support, and schools can tailor their courses to meet their students' needs. Interested in making this course a reality at your college or university? If so, read more here or visit the Call for Participation.
Monthly Features
A Passion Goes a Long Way for ESW-MWSU The ESW chapter at Midwestern State University (MWSU) has accomplished extraordinary growth. Established in 2008 at the MWSU campus in Wichita Falls, Texas, the chapter faced the daunting task of rebuilding their chapter from scratch at the start of the fall semester. With the hard work of several dedicated members and leadership of current president, Krista Duke, ESW-MWSU was able to overcome many obstacles and grow into a thriving campus community. Read the full story here!


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Articles & Recaps
There is indeed an underlying issue with activism and its perception. Yet where in the midst does ESW fall into place? Read about how ESW as an 'implementer' fits beyond the concept of 'activism' and how our actions are absolutely critical to building a better world. Written by none other than our Executive Director Dr. Alexander Dale, the article can be found here.


From November 1st to 3rd, the University of Pittsburgh's ESW chapter hosted our second regional conference. With over 60 students from 9 schools, conference attendees heard from 8 invited speakers, shared information about 16+ research and design projects, and learned some of 4 new skills. Take a look at the recap! 
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