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EWB Challenge Overview

EWB Challenge Overview



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A brief overview of the EWB Challenge
A brief overview of the EWB Challenge

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Published by: Engineers Without Borders UK on Apr 08, 2013
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Engineers Without Borders UK (EWB-UK) raises awareness, provides learning opportunities and offers direct support in the technology relatedissues of international development. We work mainly with the next generation of engineers in the UK and partner organisations operating in thedevelopment sector aiming to facilitate human development through engineering.Engineers Without Borders UK is registered in England & is limited by guarantee. Registered Company No: 4856607. Registered Charity No:1101849
The Engineers Without Borders (EWB) Challenge is an design programme for first and second yearuniversity undergraduates. It seeks to improve the ability of engineering students to address globalchallenges by providing them with real-
life engineering design projects identified by EWB’s community 
partners. Their designs contribute towards the sustainable development of disadvantaged communities indeveloping countries and give them the opportunity to develop teamwork, communication, and designskills.The EWB Challenge is designed to provide students with the chance to develop skills that they will usethroughout their future careers. Working in teams to solve complex problems, students learn effectiveteamwork, communication, and leadership skills, as well as the ability to design sustainable solutions withlimited resources and information. An international context for their d
esign problem increases students’
capacity to work effectively across cultural, economic, and geographical boundaries, a skill highly valued inincreasingly international industry placements.The EWB Challenge has clear links to the Engineering Council's learning outcomes for accredited degreeprogrammes, helping your institution deliver some or all of the General and Specific Learning Outcomes.There are also aspects of the Challenge which prepare students for eventual engineering chartership. Moreinformation on this can be found at:  www.ewb-uk.org/ewbchallenge  The EWB Challenge was started by EWB Australia in 2007, and has since expanded to reach 8,000engineering students per year at over 30 Australasian higher education institutions. The 2011-2012academic year was the first year the EWB Challenge was run in the UK, reaching over 2,000 engineeringstudents at 12 universities. This year, the Challenge will reach approximately 2,500 students at universitiesin the UK and Ireland. If you are interested in joining the growing group of higher education institutionssigning up for the EWB Challenge, please get in touch.
The EWB Challenge UK is generously supported by the AngloAmerican Group Foundation.
Emily MattiussiEWB Challenge Manager
Engineers Without Borders UK Email: emily.mattiussi@ewb-uk.orgTel: +44 (0)1223 305 888Mobile: +44 (0)784 735 4249Fax: +44 (0)870 123 1905Skype: emily.mattiussi www.ewb-uk.org 

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