Bobcats Building a Better World

Evan Boso

Evan Boso,
Senior, Civil Engineering

Athens, OH 22 January 2014 – One of the student organizations I’m currently involved with is Bobcats Building a Better World (BBBW). This organization’s main goal is to help disadvantaged communities through the application of economic and environmentally friendly engineering projects as well as giving students an ability to travel and develop respect for others across the globe.

Since 2006, BBBW has had a strong connection with Maase-Offinso, which is a small village in Ghana that is about 45 min. northwest of Kumasi. Over the past few years, students at Ohio have designed and installed various projects that have included a pump station to bring up ground water and a house for teachers’ accommodations.

More recently we have focused on the creation of a wastewater and water collection system for the teachers’ accommodations. This is in hopes to entice better teachers to the school and inevitably offer a better education to the children in the village. The picture below shows the group who traveled to Ghana last summer, including Russ College Associate Dean Dr. Giesey.

BBBW in Ghana

Currently there are about fifteen student members in the organization, running the gamut of the engineering majors here, and we are always looking for more. So if you are a current or future Bobcat and any of this interests you, I would highly recommend joining. I know I have loved the group and it has been an amazing opportunity to learn, travel, and help others!

2 thoughts on “Bobcats Building a Better World

  1. Karin Little Jones

    This sounds like a great program! And one that I wish I would have had access to when I was in school. I would be interested in donating funds to support ongoing projects. Let me know how I can find out more information. Thanks! I am a 1996 BSChE graduate.

    Reply
    1. Evan Boso

      Hey Karin
      Thanks for showing interest! We actually just had another group get back from a trip over there a couple weeks ago continuing our work. But, if you have any questions about the organization in particular, feel free to email me (eb208310@ohio.edu) or our faculty adviser Dr. Giesey (giesey@ohio.edu). As for donations I believe the first place to start would be our giving page. (http://www.ohio.edu/engineering/giving/)

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