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 2018

Registration and call for abstracts are now open!

Click on the “2018 Registration and Abstract Submission” tab above

Fri Jan 26 – Sun Jan 28, 2018
Northwest University and Baymont Inn Kirkland

Donate to the Mark Bryden and Dean Still Scholarship Funds

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.

In 2016, in honor and recognition of his service to ETHOS and the ETHOS Board, the participants of ETHOS 2016 established the Dean Still Scholarship Fund to support student participation in the ETHOS conference. This fund will cover their airfare, lodging and meal costs.

Donations can be made at the time of registration (see donation sections of the registration form), or at the event.

clean stove seminar