Girl Day 2018!


On Saturday, February 24th, we had the pleasure of meeting with hundreds of kids and talk to them about examining water quality. They tested samples from UT’s turtle pond and EWB members were able to share their ongoing projects. We heard some incredibly thoughtful questions and were able to meet some great young scientists! Thank you to everyone who came out and volunteered!

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Armadillo Update!

The Austin EWB Chapter’s Instrumentation group has been making a portable incubator for petrifim analysis for several years.  There recent version has been tested in the US a lot, but the Austin chapter has not needed to take it to a different country recently.
That changed on Friday, however. Joshua Knight, previously chief engineer of EWB USA, wanted to take the Armadillo to Iraq. We of course wanted to help him and also wanted to have him help us by testing it. So we worked very hard to ship it to him on time, and then UPS lost it. But then—they found it in time!  We hope Joshua is safely in Iraq now with the Armadillo, and we look forward to reports from him about it.
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Incubator poster presented at the 2016 SCSE Regional Conference in Altanta (Oct 2016) Download a full version of the poster here (PDF). 

Learn more about the Armadillo here.

Update from our first Peru CAMBIAR project in Huasta

img_0687.jpgThis is what your support of EWB-USA Greater Autin Chapter has accomplished! We visited our first Peru CAMBIAR project in Huasta this last week and learned they used our irrigation system in Campo Coriz last year to yield ~4000 soles worth of quinoa to feed students in Peru through the Vaso de Leche program. The next harvest will be this field of healthy corn. It may not look like much but to this community, it is huge. Please consider donating to our ongoing projects in Santa Cruz and Pacllash to help more impoverished communities in rural Peru!

Announcing Armadillo

Our current Open-source  incubator prototype is now named Armadillo. We are currently working on producing high quality video documentation for Armadillo’s usage and assembly instructions. Learn more about our incubator, which drew widespread accolades and won 1st place poster at this year’s South Central & Southeast Regional Conference. Learn more about Armadillo here.

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Incubator poster presented at the 2016 SCSE Regional Conference in Altanta (Oct 2016) Download a full version of the poster here (PDF). 

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1st Place Poster Certificate

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EWB-USA Greater Austin Chapter Instrumentation Group member Alice Zhao is awarded by EWB-USA South Central Region President Duyen Nguyen