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Engineers for a Sustainable World

Engineers for a Sustainable World at Eastern Mennonite University is a campus club invested in creating an opportunity for students to outlet their creative ideas through environmental friendly means. This club is not only for students who strive to be engineers in the future, but generally for anyone interested in building creative projects with a team of peers.

About us

EMU Engineers For A Sustainable World is a club that aims to promote sustainable design on campus through student-led engineering design projects. This club was started in 2014 as a chapter within this larger non-profit organization. We do projects to promote sustainability on campus, we have a monthly engineering related activity, and we hold weekly club meetings to talk about our current project and to catch up with what is going on in the different area of the club. The projects that have been completed was a greenhouse in 2014 and a solar powered chicken coop in 2015.

Engineers for a Sustainable World at Eastern Mennonite University is a campus club invested in creating an opportunity for students to outlet their creative ideas through environmental friendly means. This club is not only for students who strive to be engineers in the future, but generally for anyone interested in building creative projects with a team of peers.

Current ESW Projects

2016 Bike Project

We are currently building a stationary exercise bicycle that harvests the energy of the rider’s exercise and feeds the energy back into EMU’s grid. The bike will monitor the amount of energy created and display it. This idea was proposed by the current co-presidents, but the vice president is the one who is currently running the bike project. The project is separated into three groups: structural, electrical, and visual. The goal is for the project to be completed before the end of the semester.

Past ESW Projects

Since the club was started in 2014, our chapter of Engineers for a Sustainable World, has worked on a few projects. These projects included constructing a greenhouse and constructing solar-powered chicken coops.

In the first year of the club’s existence, the members decided to construct a simple greenhouse made with cheap, easily obtainable materials for the Sustainable Food Initiative at EMU. The greenhouse is currently being used to grow food through the winter for the cafeteria on campus, as well as help start growing the seeds used in the next growing season. This project was presented at the the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Conference in Macon, Georgia and received a second place Engineering Design award.