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    Notre Dame Students Empowering through Engineering Development (NDSEED) was formed in February 2008 at the University of Notre Dame when six civil engineering students decided to combine their academic interests with service. By following the example of Continental Crossings, a group of students from the University of Iowa, NDSEED formed a partnership with the non-profit organization Bridges to Prosperity (B2P) and was able to empower a rural Honduran community by providing it with a footbridge.

    The success of the first NDSEED team's project and its alignment with the University of Notre Dame and the College of Engineering mission statements, encouraged a second team, NDSEED 2010, to form in order to continue the tradition. This team built a bridge for a community in Palquí, Guatemala. Like the first team, they were responsible for fundraising the cost of the project and for designing the bridge with the help of B2P and the faculty in the Civil Engineering department at the University of Notre Dame. The next team, the third NDSEED team, was formed in the spring of 2010 and was assigned, by Bridges to Prosperity, to build a bridge in Villa el Carmen, Managua, Nicaragua. Now, a fourth NDSEED has been formed and, like the 2011 team, has a site in Nicaragua.

    NDSEED provides students with an amazing opportunity to aid the developing world while utilizing their engineering knowledge, but it would not be possible without the help of sponsors. If you or your company is interested in donating to this amazing cause please click on Support Us at the left of the page.


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