CEE students help build bridge in Eswatini

9/14/2022 2:37:05 PM

This summer, a group of University of Illinois students joined others from University of Iowa and Virginia Tech to build a bridge in a rural community in Eswatini (in Southern Africa) as part of the Engineers in Action Bridge Program. Students in the EIA Bridge Program spend the school year fundraising, training and designing in preparation for an annual summer trip to build a footbridge for a community in need (read about their 2021 trip here). CEE students Dion Shen, Rachel Chen and Soren Mayendia, along with Colin Zimmers (MechSE) and Aaron Perez Araya (undeclared) made the 2022 trip from Illinois. Watch a video capturing their experience in Eswatini: