EWH Summer Institute Sends College Students To Developing Countries To Repair Critical Medical Equipment— Returning $8.6M In Equipment To Service


  • Program sends engineering & science college students to Nicaragua, Rwanda, Tanzania
  • Students spend a summer immersed in local culture, learning, & repairing life-saving medical equipment
  • Students have repaired more than 4,200 pieces of hospital equipment
  • Since 2004, students have returned $8.6 million worth of machines and tools to service

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Congratulations to 2012 Design Competition Winners On Closing Seed Funding Round

Abigail Cohen and Andrew Brimer were members of the winning Washington University in St. Louis team for EWH's 2012 Design Competition. They went on to found the startup Sparo Labs in St. Louis, Missouri.

We are very proud to share the news that Sparo Labs has closed a $1.25M Seed Funding Round with a strong lead group of investors from Michigan and others from New York and St. Louis! Engineering World Health wishes our former chapter members the best of luck in their future engineering pursuits and in Sparo Labs' continued growth.

See full press release below:

August News!

August 2014

Dear Friends of Engineering World Health:

News From Around The World:

Our largest Summer Institute class to date has just completed the program: 71 students repaired equipment in three countries! Congratulations, new Alums, on all the work you did - and all the things you learned - this summer!

Now, EWH is looking toward the future:

Working in Rwanda: an OTGC’s Experience

Written by Kristen Duckworth

It is nearly impossible to believe it has been a month since I left Rwanda. It feels like just yesterday I was eating brochettes at Stone House and bargaining for fabrics at the Kimironko Market. Now it’s back to Mexican food (yay!), the Texas heat, and this semester’s stack of textbooks. Part of me wishes I could forgo this fall’s classrooms and return to my work in Rwanda.

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