Student Engineers for a Sustainable World
Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW) is a student-run organization at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute affiliated with Engineers for a Sustainable World. We are dedicated to combining the knowledge, skills, and experience of the Rensselaer community to engineer solutions to social, environmental, and economic problems, both domestic and foreign, in the most sustainable way possible. Even in areas where sustainability may not immediately appear to be the problem, it is important to consider. This is demonstrated in high-profile projects conducted by other organizations, such as the provision of water pumps to African communities. Often, these pumps are highly-engineered, manufactured products that soon break in use and are not repairable by their users. As such, they are not a sustainable solution. We in Engineers for a Sustainable World endeavor to design solutions that will bring benefit over a great length of time, considering technological, social, and environmental limitations as they interrelate. We are not restricted to environmental projects, and we welcome all interested people, engineer or not.