Petroleum engineering student honored by Engineers Without Borders

Grady Meloy, a senior in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering and president of Texas A&M's chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB), was awarded the 2011 Engineers Without Borders-USA Student Founders Award at the recent International Conference for EWB-USA held in Louisville, Ken., March 24-26.

"This is a well-deserved award, and an honor for our whole state and region," said Frank Griffin, state representative of North/West Texas, EWB-USA, South Central Region.

The mission of EWB is to facilitate collaboration, exchange information, and assist its member chapters, which apply to become part of the association in order to help poor communities in their respective countries and create a new generation of global engineers.

The event in Kentucky provided around 600 members and non-members - including engineers, contractors, developers and architects - the opportunity to learn more about EWB projects and chapters.

Submitted by Nancy Luedke,