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EWB-USA To Receive 2010 Turner Prize
July 21, 2010

On September 21st, 2010, the National Building Museum will award Engineers Without Borders-USA (EWB-USA) the 2010 Henry C. Turner Prize for Innovation in Construction Technology. EWB-USA is receiving the Turner Prize, which carries an honorarium of $25,000, for its notable work connecting engineering students with development projects around the globe.

EWB-USA, headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, has chapters at universities and colleges across the United States. Each chapter makes multi-year commitments to build infrastructure in developing countries in partnership with local communities and non-governmental organizations. With active projects in more than 45 countries, this inspirational organization is not only providing clean water, sustainable energy, and needed infrastructure to communities in every corner of the world, but is also instilling a sense of global responsibility in the next generation of engineers.

From 6:30 — 8:00 pm on Tuesday, September 21st, 2010, the Henry C. Turner Prize will be formally presented in Washington, D.C. during a public ceremony at the National Building Museum. Cathy Leslie, executive director of EWB-USA, will accept the award and present an overview of the organization’s work along with representatives from various EWB-USA chapters. Registration for the event is required. To register visit go.nbm.org/turnerprize2010.


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