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Engineers Without Borders


Rocky Mountain Professional Chapter

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Engineers Without Borders


Rocky Mountain Professional Chapter

ABout Us

The Rocky Mountain Professional Chapter of EWB-USA is a group of highly trained and skilled individuals. These professionals include engineers, scientists, policy specialists, attorneys, returned Peace Corps volunteers, public health practitioners, language specialists, project managers, and more.

Our mission is to build a better world through engineering projects that empower communities to meet their basic human needs and equip leaders to solve the world’s most pressing challenges.

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Community Involvement

Every EWB-RMP project starts with the initiative of the community requesting assistance. RMP’s work begins in developing relationships with our community and NGO partners.

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Design & Implementation

RMP works closely with our partners to design appropriate solutions. After these designs are peer-reviewed by expert members of EWB-USA, local community volunteers construct the project with RMP oversight.

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Success

The community takes full ownership of the sustainable project as well as responsibility for all operation and maintenance. EWB-RMP and our in-country NGO partners monitor the system and provide guidance to the community if needed in the years following the completion of construction.

News


Lastest news and updates from RMP.

News


Lastest news and updates from RMP.

Leadership


Email the executive board at officers@ewb-rmp.org.

Leadership


Email the executive board at officers@ewb-rmp.org.


Kyle Thompson - Vice President

Kyle received his B.S. in Engineering from Missouri University of Science & Technology in 2013.  Kyle interned at the A. B. Jewell Water Treatment Plant in Tulsa, OK and Betasso Water Treatment Plant in Boulder, CO. He received a M.S. in environmental engineering with a graduate certificate in Engineering for Developing Communities from the University of Colorado Boulder.  He has worked with Second Mile Water in Nicaragua and travelled to Bolivia and Peru with Engineers Without Borders. He is currently a PhD candidate at CU Boulder studying greywater treatment utilizing biochar adsorption, biofiltration, chlorination and coagulation.

 

Arista Hickman - Treasurer and Nepal Program Lead (treasurer@ewb-rmp.org)

Arista Hickman is a water resources engineer at DiNatale Water Consultants, a water resources planning and engineering and water rights engineering firm in Boulder.  She received her Civil Engineering Master's degree through the Hydrology, Water Resources, and Environmental Fluid Mechanics program at the University of Colorado. Ms. Hickman worked with the Bureau of Reclamation at the Center for Advanced Decision Support for Water and Environment Systems (CADSWES) and researched changing demands within the Colorado River Basin. During her graduate studies, Arista was a project leader for the University of Colorado's Engineer's Without Borders Nepal project.  She helped implement a constructed wetland and helped design and construct a septic tank for the local hospital in Ilam, Nepal. 

 

Jeff Hargis - Guatemala Program Lead

Jeff received his BSEE from The Ohio State University and his Master's in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Colorado. He worked in computer hardware development at Hewlett Packard for 26 years, as an electrical engineer and engineering manager. Jeff is a certified PMI Project Management Professional. He has traveled to Guatemala with Engineers Without Borders, and has participated in several renewable energy and sustainable building projects at Pine Ridge Indian Reservation with the non-profit Trees, Water & People, where he is also a board member.