The Rose-Hulman chapter of Engineers Without Borders is an organization seeking to improve the quality of life in underdeveloped communities through the discipline of engineering. We choose to evaluate ourselves in three key areas:
- Sustainability: We recognize that our active involvement in the communities we serve is not indefinite. Thus, the communities we serve must be able to independently maintain and, if necessary, replicate any technologies we introduce.
- Education: As a student-driven organization, we are invested in the education of our members. Our projects will involve significant engineering design work that challenges our students. Students will also be exposed to aspects of project management, including financial management, construction, logistics, and fundraising.
- Cultural Awareness: As an international organization, we interact with many cultures that are very different from our own. Thus, both to ensure that we design for the specific needs of a community and to give our students a global education, we must seek to understand the culture of each community we serve.