I have previously written about my experience with Sooners Without Borders, and I am here to do a little update on my experience with the program this past semester. As I said in my previous post, Sooners without borders used to be called Engineers without Borders, but the name of the program was changed so it would appeal to students of all majors. It really helped to bring more students into the program. A lot of the members are older, and many are even graduate students. Meetings still don’t happen every week, which I wish they did, but instead are based on when the group has a speaker. The president of the group will send out an email alerting everyone that there will be a meeting that week. We still have a relationship with Earth Rebirth, and the group still takes a spring break trip to El Salvador. Unfortunately, I will not be attending the El Salvador trip this spring. It is so interesting how last spring semester we discussed doing a bottle house fundraiser for Sister Rosemary, and then I actually got to go to Uganda and see a bottle house in person. It was amazing how at the time I really didn’t know anything about Sister Rosemary, but a few months later I developed a personal relationship with her that will continue for many years to come. Collection of water bottles for these houses is really important because the houses are truly built from thousands of water bottles, and in Uganda it is extremely expensive to buy bottles of water. Soda is actually cheaper in Uganda, so most of the houses are built from recycled soda bottles. Fun Fact: The bottle houses are really cool inside, even when it is extremely hot outside, and there is no air conditioning in these houses. Last years meeting have really come full circle since we decided to try to do a Water Walk to show how far some people have to walk to get water. In Uganda we walked over a mile to get to a borehole, and in comparison in my house I have to walk a couple of feet to the refrigerator in my room to get a nice, cold bottle of water. I am excited to see how far this program moves next semester!