Ethos

Engineers in Technical and Humanitarian Opportunities of Service

Engineers in Technical and Humanitarian Opportunities of Service (ETHOS) is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to facilitate research and the development of appropriate technology by forming collaborative North-South partnerships between universities, research laboratories, engineers, and non-governmental organizations in foreign countries.

By working together, these groups aim to create and then disseminate the best available appropriate technology to families in need.

Since its founding, the ETHOS partnership has grown to include engineering students, faculty, and researchers as well as “on-the-ground” NGOs. Research at Iowa State University, the University of Dayton, Humboldt State University, Colorado State University, and the University of Illinois currently focuses on improving vernacular wood burning cooking stoves, including increasing efficiency and effectiveness while reducing emissions, addressing problems brought forward by the in-field partners.

ETHOS 2016

Fri Jan 29 – Sun Jan 31, 2016
Northwest University and Baymont Inn Kirkland
Register now! Abstracts now being accepted!

ETHOS Registration




Everyone who pays in advance, by December 31, 2015, will be entered in a lottery for limited edition very cool Partnership for Clean Indoor Air legacy collectors items– bags, bookmarks, and more!

Donate to the Mark Bryden Scholarship Fund

In 2015, in honor and recognition of his 15-year tenure as ETHOS Board President, the participants of ETHOS 2015 established the Mark Bryden Scholarship Fund to support participation in the ETHOS conference of one participant per year from a developing region (Africa/Asia/LAC) with direct field experience who would otherwise not be able to come. This fund will cover their airfare, lodging and meal costs.