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Engineers Without Borders Meet Community Needs | Little Ways: Engineering

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March 6, 2024
April 20, 2018
Volunteering with Engineers Without Borders helped this college student realize how he can apply his education to giving back outside the classroom.

This week, Grotto catches up with Stephen Landy — a volunteer with Engineers Without Borders, an organization that works to meet communities' most basic needs using engineering solutions. "It's just really cool to me to be using what I am learning right now to help other people," he shares.

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Stephen Landy: My name is Stephen Landy. I volunteer with Engineers Without Borders, Notre Dame. We're an organization that works to meet communities' most basic needs using engineering solutions.

To get involved in service, I really didn't do anything my freshman year to give back, and I realized going into my sophomore year that I wanted a little more out of my college experience than I was getting.

You're really no less valuable if you decide to stay here. That's just as important, and we need all those people who stay here.

More than realizing that I have this incredible opportunity to get an engineering education at Notre Dame, it's just really cool to me to be able to use what I am learning right now to help other people.

I guess, a little bit selfishly, it gives me a lot of confidence knowing that I can actually confront these real-world problems, and my education can take me beyond the classroom.

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Published:
March 6, 2024
April 20, 2018
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