RSO Spotlight ESW-MSU

March 3, 2021


Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW) was founded in 2016 and is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to educating the next generation of engineers about sustainability through hands-on projects. ESW-Michigan State University's mission is to forge innovative, lasting solutions to local and global sustainability challenges by focusing on the MSU campus and community. 


  • Bram Kineman – Co-President
  • Mike Porcaro – Co-President
  • Tony Kovari – Vice President of Finance
  • Andrea Delgado – Vice President of Communications
  • Claire LaValley – Social Chair
  • Milan Mihailovic – Webmaster)
  • Yashasvi Vaidya – Social Media Chair)
  • Carter Filipiak – Apparel Chair
  • Meredith Freeby – Green Alliance Chair

How to Connect: 


ESW-MSU offers students the opportunity to work on community based projects in East Lansing while applying their engineering skills. ESW-MSU meets at 7 p.m. each Wednesday via zoom to discuss events and work on projects. Currently, they group is working on the Fenner Nature Center project, which intends to build a rooftop garden or green roof on a shed-like structure. This will become an educational tool for elementary students in the community. ESW-MSU is using 3D CAD modeling to accomplish this project virtually and safely. 

Throughout the past six years, ESW-MSU has also worked on the African Alliance projects to design a low cost vehicle to transport water. This helped ease the labor for farmers in Tanzania and Kenya. Additionally, ESW-MSU hosted its annual fundraiser by playing Pictionary online. Half of the prize pool was awarded to the winner and the other half will fund ESW-MSU’s future projects. 

COVID-19 Changes: 

Despite the effects of the pandemic, ESW-MSU has managed to stay connected with its members through regular zoom meetings and events. The annual conference allowed members to work with students and professionals across the country, and was much more accessible this year because it was entirely virtual. 



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