Clemson Engineers for Developing Countries (Clemson, SC)


  • Name:Jeff Plumblee

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Clemson Engineers for Developing Countries
  • Address:Department of Civil Engineering
    Clemson University
    Clemson, SC 29634
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:8644303342

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  • Mission:
  • The purpose of Clemson Engineers for Developing Countries is to seek out opportunities to assist developing countries and use our engineering backgrounds and expertise to develop feasible solutions to improve the quality of life in developing countries.

  • History:
  • Clemson student involvement with this project began initially in September of 2008, when Jeff Plumblee approached Dr. Lansford Bell seeking meaningful international service learning opportunities for Clemson University Civil Engineering students. Plumblee envisioned a project or series of projects for which the students could take ownership, and would sustain student involvement for an extended period of time.

    After surveying various opportunities, Plumblee met with Kip Duchon, an engineer working on projects in Cange, Haiti. Duchon presented his work on renovating a water distribution system and asked for Clemson’s assistance. Involved students decided that the proposed projects would fit well with their engineering expertise.

    In June, 6 students accompanied Duchon to Haiti to document conditions and take measurements in order to do the design work upon their return. Design work began in the Fall of 2009 with a 17 student class of engineering students, led by Dr. Bell. The students have designed a water filtration system and are currently working on the design of the renovated water distribution system. Future projects include redesign of dilapidated community water distribution stations, implementation of a biodigester for waste treatment, and investigation of using modified shipping containers as homes.

  • Year established:2009
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:3
  • Advisory board size:3
  • Staff size:17

Board and Executive Names

  • Board Members / Trustees:
  • Lansford Bell
    Bill Hestir
    Harold Morse

  • Executive Director / President:
  • Jeff Plumblee/ President

Staff Names

  • Key Staff:
  • Laura Simpkins/ Fundraising Chair
    Adam Delk/ Treasurer
    Michael Dukes/ Design Chair


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:Unknown
  • IRS Subsection:None
  • Tax ID:57-6000254

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