The University of Dayton is known as the University for the Common Good, and one of the ways they prove it is ETHOS. That stands for Engineers in Technical Humanitarian Opportunities of Service, and it means engineering students bringing their passion and skills to worthy projects around the globe.

We followed students Ellen & Michael from their home in Dayton, OH to La Paz, Bolivia, the world’s highest capital city at 11,942 feet. There they joined Funprobo, a nonprofit that provides prosthetics for Bolivians in need.

The story was ultimately told in three parts: in Dayton; at Funprobo in La Paz; and finally an overarching piece about the ETHOS program itself. After spending 2 weeks getting to know the students and the inspirational staff at Funprobo, needless to say Part II is my favorite.