Today we remember every woman and man who has served our country in the United States military; for EWB-SIT this is an especially great day because we get to thank our EWB alumnus Phil Clark in particular! Before coming to Stevens, Phil served in US Air Force; at Stevens, we all got know him as a quiet but strong leader of our organization. Among many other leadership roles he took at Stevens, Phil served as the President of EWB-SIT from 2011-2012 and in doing so, led our chapter into its current Thailand program. EWB-SIT greatly appreciates Phil for everything he has done for our chapter and our country!
On October 16, 2013 the Gear and Triangle Honor Society held the second annual Ethics Bowl Competition and a team of 3 EWB members participated. The Ethics Bowl is an intercollegiate competition with regional and national competitions; the winner of the Stevens Ethics Bowl goes onto the regional competition at Sacred Heart University. Bill Capon, Luke Guglielmo, and Sara Savoia took part in the competition for the first time representing EWB and were against the three-time regional Ethics Bowl competitors--the brothers of the Sigma Phi Epsilon. While Team EWB did not win, they came in a close second to Team SigEp with a round 1 score of 33-22 and a round 2 score of 33-27. The competition was judged by Dr. Dawn Digrius who provided excellent feedback for both teams. For our first time out, Team EWB did a great job with the unfamiliar competition, learning a lot about ethical debates and dilemmas. Hopefully at the 3rd annual Stevens Ethics Bowl we can rise to the top!
"Warm Heart is built on a single principle, the most powerful idea in the world: all people are created equal. We put no faith in the abstractions of rights. We live in a world that promises rights to all and delivers equality to almost none. We left our old lives to found Warm Heart to help others claim their own equality. We, too, have a dream, a dream that one day equality will be as widely practiced as it is talked about," (www.warmheartworldwide.org).
Warm Heart Worldwide is a non-governmental organization (NGO) founded by Dr. Michael Shafer in 2008, a former professor at Rutgers University right here in New Jersey! The organization is currently a Thai-American collaboration with a Board of Directors in both countries and local staffs there as well. Warm Heart is a fairly small organization, with only about 20 employs, but they welcome a large number of volunteers and collaboration with other organizations in order to accomplish big things!
Warm Heart Worldwide strives to, "organize community projects that improve access to education and basic health services, create jobs and sustainable incomes for the poorest in our community, and restore the environment to sustain future generations."
As a chapter, EWB-SIT is honored and excited to work with this amazing group of professionals in the Phrao Region of Thailand!