Engineering Innovation Podcast and Radio Series

Engineers Without Borders

PostedOctober 9, 2005

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Bernard Amadei, an engineering professor at the University of Colorado, is helping the world's poorest people develop the ability to create systems for such modern-world basics as clean water, electricity, and transportation.  His effort, called "Engineers Without Borders," marshals the skills of 3,000 students and professionals.  Amadei says they work with locals to improve quality of life in ways that are both sustainable and respect unique cultures.  He hopes the collaboration shows young people in developing countries productive uses for their natural creativity, and provides new dimensions of experience and purpose to U.S. engineering students.  With the National Academy of Engineering, Randy Atkins, WTOP Radio.

Dr. Amadei will be
speaking about "Engineers Without Borders" this afternoon (Sunday) at 4 at the National Academy of Sciences Building, 2101 Constitution Avenue NW.  The talk is free open to the public.  To find out more about this, and other "Innovative Engineering" stories, go to and look under "Features."