Amanda Lefebvre receives Engineers Without Borders Exceptional Leadership Award
CE undergrad Amanda Lefebvre was selected for the 2019 Exceptional Leadership Award at the Engineers Without Borders (EWB) National Conference in Pittsburgh last month. This award recognizes those individuals that truly show a commitment to their chapters, Program Communities, and the mission of EWB-USA.
Amanda hails from just outside of Chicago, Illinois. She is an undergraduate student studying civil engineering with an emphasis in structures. On campus, her biggest involvement has been with Engineers Without Borders Purdue. She began her involvement with this organization as a freshman by working with the human-centered design team on a water distribution project in Colquechata, Bolivia. The project partners are located about three hours outside of La Paz at an elevation of nearly 14,000 feet. The goal is to create a water distribution system that provides easier access to water for a community of such mountainous terrain, with implementation planned in 2020.
During her sophomore year, Amanda became Chapter President of EWB Purdue. Since she's been involved with the organization, it has grown exponentially, She has had the opportunity to travel to Bolivia to work with project partners, has been able to speak at the national conference about the chapter structure, and overall had the fortune of working with an amazing group of students and advisors that make the group's work a success.