GUEST BLOG: Engineers Without Borders UK

Engineers Without Borders UK kindly facilitated the recent EPC Board Retreat discussions on Ethics. Here they tell us about the two design challenges they run at universities.

 

The Engineering for People Design Challenge reaches over 8,500 students across the world and aims to ensure that undergraduates are cognisant of their social and environmental responsibility when delivering engineering solutions. This is in response to the need to embed global responsibility into the education of those at university, so that the engineering community serves all people and our planet better than ever before. This is open to first and second years. 

The Efficiency for Access Design Challenge is for students in the last year of their bachelor or masters degree. It is a challenge that aims to promote innovation within the off grid industry. Students from Bangladesh, Kenya, Uganda and the UK will be supported by nine off-grid industry partners through webinars, mentoring and feeding back on submissions. This challenge not only creates innovative designs, but fulfils a larger purpose by creating networks between students, academics and industry leaders in the hopes to accelerate progress towards UN Sustainable Development Goal 7.

If you are interested, here is the Project Based Learning guide we have for academics. It is a series of workshops that academics can facilitate to help students progress through the design process.

We have Engineers Without Borders UK societies at 27 universities in the UK and Ireland. If you are interested in supporting an existing Engineers Without Borders UK Chapter at your university or creating a new one please see here for more information.  If you are interested in one or more of these opportunities, please contact challenge@ewb-uk.org . 

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