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MCGILL ENGINEERS IN ACTION

 

ABOUT

Our Vision

Engineers In Action (EIA) is a non-profit organization that provides isolated communities with access to essential health care, education and economic opportunities by building footbridges over impassable rivers.

At McGill, our chapter is determined to be part of this extraordinary initiative. Not only, do we learn to design a suspension bridge, but we also fundraise the money necessary to cover all the project expenses. 
Our team is also involved in the project implementation with the construction of the bridge during the summer.
We empower our students to become global leaders while connecting underserved communities!
So, what are you waiting for, Join Us!

 

WHAT WE DO

GET INVOLVED!

Whether you are a student or a professional engineer looking to get involved in an exciting bridge building project, our team has a spot for you. Send us an email at mcgill.engineersinaction@gmail.com

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TIMELINE

The construction phase of this project started on the 17th of May 2019. Two of our students travelled with the students of CU Boulder, lived and worked tirelessly with the community members to build the bridge. The bridge was successfully inaugurated on the 4th of july 2019.

LOCATION

Our First Bridge Project took place in eSwatini, a country located in southern Africa. We built a bridge between two different communities: Manthangeni and Mgululu.

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OUR DIFFERENT TEAMS

Our chapter puts forward different teams in order to complete all the club's tasks. Each team has different duties in order to arrive to our end goal: fundraising money in order to build a bridge designed by us, the students.

 

DESIGN TEAM

Review the design of our current project: a suspended footbridge in Manthageni, eSwatini. The geometrical design as well as all the calculations have to be drawn, computed and verified during the year in order to ensure the efficacy and the safety of the footbridge.

A BIG THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

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All images used in the gallery and some throughout the website are from past projects from the EIA: Bridge Program in eSwatini. All credits go to Madison Sankovitz, a great artist who was able to capture the beauty and greatness of these projects. As well as the students who volunteered in the summer 2019 project.

 

CONTACT MCGILL ENGINEERS IN ACTION

845 Sherbrooke Street West, Montréal, Quebec

 
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