Engineers Without Borders speaker featured Feb. 24

Bruce Nieman

The state representative for Engineers Without Borders will be the featured speaker during the Custer Office Environment Lecture Series during Engineers Week 2017.  Bruce Nieman will speak Feb. 24 at 1 p.m. in the Parkview Room at Floyd Hall. His presentation is titled “Engineers Without Borders - Moving the Norm.”

Bruce Nieman has held various roles in project management for over 40 years. He works for Detroit Edison in Michigan and is currently a Platform Manager overseeing the work of four project managers who manage $80 million of work. Nieman has been a member of the Detroit Professional Chapter of Engineers Without Borders since 2009 and has been a Mentor and Responsible Engineer in Charge on water projects in Honduras. He is currently a member of Engineers Without Border’s Application Review Committee, the organization's Michigan State Representative, and Project Lead for his chapter’s water project in Nicaragua.

Engineers Without Borders USA began with an idea: connect engineers with a developing community that has specific infrastructure needs and help it design a sustainable solution. Since its inception in 2002, Engineers Without Borders USA has grown from a handful of passionate individuals to an organization of more than 16,800 members. Those members included an active Western Michigan University student chapter between 2005-10. Western Michigan University reinstated an Engineers Without Borders student chapter in 2016.

For more information about the chapter, send an email at or visit the group’s Facebook page – Engineers Without Borders WMU Chapter.