EWB-UMCP

ExPO: Engineering Skills Fair - 2013

Kathryn Connolly
EWB-UMCP Student Body Vice-President April 2013 1

Contents
1.0 2.0 2.1 2.3 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 4.0 Abstract ............................................................................................................................................. 3 Executive Summary ........................................................................................................................... 3 Introduction .................................................................................................................................. 3 Event Description .......................................................................................................................... 5 Event Details ..................................................................................................................................... 6 Date ............................................................................................................................................... 6 Location......................................................................................................................................... 7 Workshops .................................................................................................................................... 8 Materials Acquisition .................................................................................................................... 9 Budget and Funding ...................................................................................................................... 9 Marketing .................................................................................................................................... 11 Conclusion ....................................................................................................................................... 12

Works Cited ................................................................................................................................................. 13 Appendix A: ................................................................................................................................................. 14 Appendix B: ................................................................................................................................................. 15 Appendix C: ................................................................................................................................................. 16 Appendix D: ................................................................................................................................................. 17 Appendix E: ................................................................................................................................................. 23 Appendix F: ................................................................................................................................................. 25

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College Park. to teach practical skills through brief hands-on lessons. James Clark School of Engineering and the University of Maryland as a whole.1 Executive Summary Introduction The University of Maryland. Students who work on EWB projects spend six months to a year designing a system to address an issue for a developing community. in the area of expertise of the student group. The Engineers Without Borders student coordinators worked tirelessly through the spring 2013 semester to make the event a success. while developing internationally responsible engineering students. EWB UMCP’s mission is to “improve [the] quality of life [for those in disadvantaged communities around the world] through the implementation of environmentally and economically sustainable engineering projects. such as a chlorine tablet dispenser to sanitize drinking water. launched the first ExPO: Engineering Skills Fair. College Park. 2. the students travel on implementation trips during 3 . Engineers Without Borders (EWB UMCP) is a well-recognized organization within the A. Engineers Without Borders (EWB) at the University of Maryland. 2013. This manual serves to document the planning stages of the event so that ExPO may more easily become an annual event hosted by Engineers Without Borders at the University of Maryland.1. Three members of the Engineers Without Borders Executive Board developed the idea to hold an event where student organizations facilitate workshops. while participants had the opportunity to take part in hands-on learning.0 Abstract On April 7. Once the design work is completed and approved.” The University of Maryland (UMD) chapter has completed 20 projects in seven different countries since it was founded in 2004. The workshops allowed facilitators to showcase their skills and hobbies.0 2.

Helen Powell. Do-it-yourself. Students have the opportunity to immerse themselves in another culture while applying their engineering knowledge and skills to solving a real life problem when they work on and travel with EWB (Engineers Without Borders). kids grow up not learning how to use the tools and equipment necessary for do-ityourself work. each project team holds its own power tools workshop to educate the travel team members before the trip.which they construct their design with the help of the community members. and the Decline of DIY. 4 . or handy-work. projects are time consuming and require patience and some personal investment in order to be successful. While the idea of leisure time is not a new concept. and. Teenagers would rather play video games and watch television. discusses how the “familial knowledge transfer” of these types of skills has been lost due to the geographical spread of families and the increase in divorce rate in the recent decades (Powell). it has become less common for kids to work alongside their parents on home improvement projects. there has been a noticeable shift in how individuals utilize that time due to technological advancements. regardless of whether or not they are working on an engineering project. than be outside or work on a project that requires thought and skill. they are expected to know how to properly handle and operate all of the tools and equipment the team will utilize during construction in-country. While planning these individual team workshops for the spring 2013 semester. author of Time. Today’s society advocates efficiency in order to accomplish tasks quickly and then enjoy leisure time. therefore. Traditionally. In addition. As a result. When students travel on an EWB implementation trip. EWB UMCP realized the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) skills the workshops teach are skills everyone should have the opportunity to learn. Television.

40% of the undergraduates. sawing. about skills in engineering. Computer Aided Design. 74 survey participants were from the A. and faculty that completed the survey feel they are only moderately confident in their ability to operate power tools and construction equipment. or jump starting a car. In a genuine emergency. having some basic manual skills could be the difference between surviving comfortably and being totally helpless” (Reynolds). EWB UMCP was very pleased that 90% of participants were excited about a workshop based event where they could enhance their DIY skills. We wanted the 5 . The ExPO Event Coordinators utilized the survey results to gauge interest in the event and acquire ideas for workshop topics. 2. individuals still do not feel like they have the skills to complete DIY projects. It is very important that individuals have the opportunity to learn DIY skills. whether it be using a power drill. “Our vision for planning ExPO was to create an event where people would have the opportunity to be introduced to. or learn more. Please reference Appendix F to see the survey questions and responses. The Maryland community would have a platform on which to foster DIY skills and hands-on learning if ExPO: Engineering Skills Fair becomes an annual event at the University of Maryland. James Clark School of Engineering which demonstrates that even among individuals studying a discipline rooted in design and construction work.3 Event Description The purpose of the ExPO event is to allow student groups from all engineering disciplines to lead hands-on workshops that provide the whole University of Maryland community with the opportunity to engage with one another and learn skills applicable to both engineering and everyday life.According to a survey of 85 individuals affiliated with UMD. graduates. such as drilling. and soldering because “from time to time all of us will face problems that can't be addressed with a laptop and a cellphone.

3. it is critical to ensure there are no other large campus events occurring on the same weekend. It is also suggested to schedule a rain date for the event. the First Look Fair at the University of Maryland offers a great opportunity to market the event to the entire student body (“ExPO Feedback Interview”).event to be something the entire engineering community and student body in general could enjoy” (Prendergast). it is suggested that ExPO be held in the beginning of the fall semester. Since the decision to launch the ExPO event was made just a few weeks into the spring 2013 semester and EWB UMCP wanted to be able to hold the workshops outside. This would allow the event to occur while the weather is nice. Scheduling and marketing the event as early as possible is critical to its growth and success as a James Clark School of Engineering annual event. For the first ExPO.0 3. In addition. there were limited dates for EWB UMCP to reserve the Kim Building. and this manual will help carry and expand upon this vision for years to come.1 Event Details Date The date for the first ExPO event was chosen based on the availability of the Kim Engineering Building. or as fun for participants. The EWB Executive Board members who organized the April 2013 ExPO decided the event would not have been as successful. EWB UMCP was able to accomplish this with the first ExPO. 6 . there were many other campus wide events occurring that weekend which meant EWB UMCP’s event was competing for participants. and students who would run workshops and participate in the event are not loaded with work at the beginning of the semester. In the future. if it had had to be entirely inside due to weather issues. When choosing a date for ExPO.

the Kay Board Rooms. This way the majority of the workshops can be held outside (“ExPO Feedback Interview”). so it may not be necessary to reserve the computer labs in the future. Her contact information can be found in Appendix C. In addition. and Plaza visit http://www.umd. the key to the water spigot outside the Kim Building can be obtained from Julie Berry (Appendix C) in the Dean’s office if there are workshops which require access to water.Therefore.html and fill out the form on this page. the B&G Computer Lab.eng. As will be discussed later. A link to check the availability of the rooms in the Kim Engineering Building is on this page as well. Reserving the Kim Building: 1. You will need the EWB UMCP FRS account number. 3. To reserve the Kay Boardrooms. the 2012-2013 EWB Executive board recommends that a rain date be scheduled for the event. and the Black & Decker Computer Lab. To reserve the Pepco Room visit http://www. 7 .edu/facilities/room-reserve and fill out the form on this page (“Facilities”). There are outlets inside and outside the Kim Building which means workshops which require electricity can be held in either location as long as there are extension cords available. To reserve the computer labs in the Kim Building you need to contact Gabby Barnhart (“Facilities”).umd. You will need the EWB UMCP FRS account number (“Facilities”). the workshops in the computer labs were not very popular. Rotunda. The ExPO in April 2013 utilized the Kim Plaza.2 Location The Kim Engineering Building is the ideal location for event because it offers indoor and outdoor space to hold the workshops. 2. 3. Kim Rotunda.edu/pepco.bioe.

as well as faculty and staff. For the first ExPO. and since the ExPO in April was the first one. There is a lot of useful knowledge in the staff and student body that needs an outlet outside of the traditional academic structure and now ExPo is that outlet” (Emling). The event coordinators did not want there to be lot of workshops and not enough participants.4. should be excited to participate in. Finally. EWB UMCP only invited the smaller clubs within the James Clark School of Engineering to host workshops. event organizers should begin contacting student organizations to invite them to host a workshop at ExPO. 3. as long as event planning begins far enough in advance. there should not be any issues finding enough workshop facilitators.3 Workshops As soon as the event date is set. The workshop hosts. First. Contact Facilities at x52222 to verify that they know about the event and will ensure the building is open and the lights are on for the event (“Facilities”). their contact information. the computer labs in the Kim Building are on the second floor which made it difficult for people to easily flow in and out of the room. The workshops held in the computer labs in the Kim Engineering Building were not as successful as EWB UMCP hoped they would be for a few reasons. Second. the weather was beautiful on the day of the event. This is an event student organizations. and workshop details can be found in Appendix A. therefore. so participants wanted to stay outside on the Kim Plaza as much as possible. it is difficult to provide 8 . ExPO attendees were excited “to see the engineering community at UMD come together to put on something so educational for students and other community members. more groups could be invited to host workshops. there was no basis on which to decide the appropriate number of workshops. Now that there is clearly widespread interest in the event.

such as Computer Aided Design and Visual Molecular Dynamics.00 of its own funds on the first ExPO event. it might be worthwhile for EWB UMCP to invest in enough extension cords and power strips for the event (“ExPO Feedback Interview”). EWB UMCP rented nine tables from facilities. Director of Technical Operations in the Electrical Engineering Department. at least two weeks prior to the event. Therefore.5 Budget and Funding EWB UMCP spent approximately $250. in a 15 minute sessions (“ExPO Feedback Interview”). complex computer programs. Obtaining extension cords and power strips for the outdoor workshops is important. allowed EWB UMCP to borrow extension cords and power strips from his lab (Contact information in Appendix C). they were not too concerned about how much of the funding for the event came out of the EWB UMCP account. Bryan Quinn. However. Please reference the final budget in Appendix B to see the cost of the tables.someone with a comprehensive introduction to multifaceted. EWB UMCP offered to rent tables from UMD Facilities Management for any organization that could not provide their own table. Tables can be ordered by contacting Mike Niels.4 Materials Acquisition Workshop facilitators were responsible for obtaining the materials necessary for their workshops. In the end. EWB UMCP hopes that for the next ExPO. including a table on which to set up their workshop. The EWB UMCP Executive Board’s goal was to make sure the event was launched and had a good turnout the first time. For the April 2013 event. EWB UMCP believed that if they could make the first ExPO a success then obtaining funding for the event in future semesters would be much easier. excluding workshop materials 9 . event costs. 3. the UMD Facilities Management Special Events Coordinator (Appendix C). 3.

The student entrepreneurs at VentureBoard were very excited to support the event with a $100 donation in exchange for being able to promote their business idea at ExPO (“VentureBoard”). Unfortunately. Therefore. EWB UMCP requested his support only a few days before the event.which can be left to workshop facilitators to obtain. a UMD student startup. EWB UMCP wrote a letter (Appendix E) to Dr. Dean of the Clark School of Engineering. EWB UMCP received funding from VentureBoard. In order to achieve this goal. Finally. The Clark School Alumni Association Student Outreach Committee has an application through which student organizations in the engineering school can apply to receive funding for an event. can be completely covered by sponsors. at which time the Dean was out of the country. However. EWB UMCP will need to request a new application form from Josey Simpson for funding from the Alumni Chapter for the next ExPO (“Engineering Alumni”). EWB UMCP received his verbal support of the event afterwards. and did not have the opportunity to allocate funding for ExPO. the Director of Alumni Relations in the Clark School of Engineering. Daryll Pines. and it is likely that he would provide monetary support of ExPO in the future. and the Clark School of Engineering Alumni Association. For the first ExPO in April 2013. provided EWB UMCP with the funding request application and helped the Event Coordinators connect with other useful resources at the University. Josey Simpson. the EWB UMCP Executive Board recommends contacting Dean Pines as soon as the date is set for the next ExPO (“ExPO Feedback Interview”). Reference Appendix C for Josey Simpson’s contact information and Appendix D for the Clark School Alumni Chapter funding application for the April 2013 ExPO event. to request his support in promoting and funding the event. 10 . funding requests should be made as soon as the event date is set (“ExPO Feedback Interview”).

and event fliers. Request that department chairs post the event information on department listservs and events calendars. advised. as well as the Clark School Facebook page and twitter (Appendix C). a facilitator for the Theta Tau Coed Engineering Fraternity workshop. In addition. After the ExPO event in April 2013.Since it is reasonable to have each organization provide their own materials for their workshop. “targeted advertising is difficult. A breakdown of the budget from the April 2013 event can be found in Appendix B. Since EWB UMCP would like ExPO to be a campus wide event attended by students. and staff from all schools and departments at UMD. 11 . the main general expenses for the event includes food. but worth the effort to increase attendance from [non-engineering] students on campus. faculty. We would love [non-engineering students] to come because there [are] so many things [they] can learn” (Mikulis). they would have been at least $100 cheaper if EWB UMCP had ordered the shirts further ahead of time. T-shirts ended up costing EWB UMCP about $450. contact Josey Simpson and request that information about ExPO be included in the Clark School Alumni monthly ENewsletter. can also help by posting information about the event on Clark School calendars and listservs. tables. the Clark School of Engineering Assistant Dean for Communications. Ted Knight. Advertising the event at the First Look Fair in the fall is a good way to reach students from every major. however.00. 3.6 Marketing When an event date is set. event fliers should be posted throughout campus. t-shirts. David Mikulis. every department chair should be contacted with information about the event. especially freshman who are eager to partake in campus events.

0 Conclusion The first annual ExPO: Engineering Skills Fair was a success in all respects. This document will serve as a guide for the EWB UMCP Events Chair to follow when organizing the ExPO: Engineering Skills Fair in the future. ExPO is a platform for UMD community members from all disciplines to learn how to use tools and equipment that allow them to complete DIY projects. and teaching their fellow students the basics of how they did it” (Smith). Workshop facilitators and event attendees were satisfied with the way the event was run and felt they learned something new by attending ExPO workshops.different groups were explaining what they did. an event attendee. when in reality it has and always will be grounded in very practical skills” (Smith).4. as well as an opportunity for engineering students to see engineering theory from the classroom come alive in a tangible way. and in order for that to happen. nothing went terribly wrong and at least two hundred people attended the event. Matthew Smith. 12 . the event planning information must be institutionalized and readily available from yearto-year. While there are ways the event can be improved. described ExPO as “a bit of show and tell . EWB UMCP would really like to see this become an annual event within the Clark School of Engineering. “It’s all too easy to see engineering as being abstract.

“Time.. 29 Apr. N. 15 Apr. 2013.d." Personal interview. Web. 4 May 2013. 2013." Personal interview. Reynolds. Web.. n. David. Television. 2013. 2007. Matthew.p. Powell. Web. "Interview with ExPO Event Participant. 13 . 30 Apr. Glenn H." A. 29 Apr. 2013. 11 Sept. Prendergast. Web.p." Personal interview. Web. "Interview with ExPO Event Participant. 2013. Mikulis. 2013. 4 May 2013.d. 29 April 2013.. 30 Apr. "Facilities. Smith. Inc. "VentureBoard. Maggie. James Clark School of Engineering. "ExPO Feedback Interview with EWB UMCP Executive Board.” Home Cultures 6. Hearst Communication. 2013. Helen. James Clark School of Engineering. "Interview with Theta Tau Soldering Workshop Facilitator. Steve. Engineers Without Borders..p. "Engineering Alumni Chapter Committees. 26 Mar. N. Are Americans Losing Touch with DIY Skills? Read More: In Age of High-Tech. "In Age of High-Tech. N. 1 Mar." A. "Interview with EWB ExPO Event Coordinator." Personal interview. Web. 01 Mar. University of Maryland. 2013.p.1 (2009): 89-107. n. 2013.Works Cited Emling. N." Personal interview.." VentureBoard. Are Americans Losing Touch with DIY Skills?" Popular Mechanics. and the Decline of DIY. 2013. Academic Search Premier.

com EWB ewbumd@gmail.com SoBE sobe.com EWB ewbumd@gmail.com MDSE ewbumd@gmail.com Student Experts Concrete Canoe Floating Concrete: How To Mix Concrete Catch Some Rays: Solar Panels And Electrical Wiring Techniques Go With The Flow: Learn The Power Of Workflow Diagrams In Team Collaboration Visualizing Molecular Dynamics: Using VMD To Analyze Biomolecular Systems Future Materials: Fabricating With Carbon Fiber Going 3D: Intro To 3D Printing And Scanning Technology Use The Force: Hacking Sensors And Arduinos To Do Cool Stuff http://www.org/steelbridge.edu Scott Block: info@ventureboard.umd.com EWB Sharpen The Saw: Power Tools 101 EWB PVC Construction Videography Water Quality Testing Angle Grinding CAD Modeling Concrete Mixing Solar Workflow Diagrams Molecular Dynamics Carbon Fiber 3D Printing and Scanning Arduinos & Sensors Welding Pass The Torch: Welding Steel Components Terps Racing Car Repair Test Drive Your Skills: Jump A Car And Change Tires Pipe Dreams: Sprinkler Construction With PVC Camera Never Lies: Filming Video To Promote Technical Goals Testing The Waters: Getting Chemical With Sanitation Water Kits Sparks Fly: Cutting Metal With Angle Grinders Inventor Boot Camp: Beginner's Crash Course To Autodesk CAD ewbumd@gmail.com ewbumd@gmail.Appendix A: Organization Topic EWB Land Surveying Power Tools Workshop Title Not Your Everyday Survey: Land Evaluations With Total Station Contact ewbumd@gmail.umd@edu clu7@umd.edu or svetter@umd.edu MESA Quest Eric Coraggio: ecoraggio@gmail.terpsracing.com Erik Levin: erikdlevin@gmail.ascemaryland.com/ Becca Zubajlo: rzubajlo@terpmail.edu SPD Startup Shell info@startupshell Startup Shell info@startupshell Steel Bridge http://www.html http://www.ascemaryland.html Bryan Quinn: bquinn@umd.org/concretecanoe.co Theta Tau Soldering The Meltdown: How To Cut And Solder Wire Collaboration Tools VentureBoard What's Stopping You?: Using VentureBoard To Get Your Product Off The Ground 14 .

00 $ 67.50 $ 40.00 100.00 600.Flyers Food Tables 9 Event Total: $ 7.Appendix B: Item T-shirts Screen Charges Rush Charge Quantity 50 2 N/A Unit Price $ 6.00 Total $ 337.50 $ 33.00 $ 452.50 $ 823.00 $ 75.50 $ 270.00 $ 75.50 $ $ $ $ 300.50 15 .00 T-shirt Subtotal: Marketing .50 Funding: Alumni Chapter Venture Board ASCE Food Donation Funding Total: Total spent by EWB $ 223.75 $ 20.00 200.

edu Contact to reserve computer labs in the Kim Building. teknight@umd. A. James Clark School of Engineering Assistant to the Dean Phone: 301-405-2150 Email: josey@umd.edu Contact Sheron to set up a meeting with the Dean jeberry@umd.Appendix C: Name: Josey Simspon Title: Director of Alumni Relations. James Clark School of Engineering UMD Facilities Managament Special Events Coordinator Dean of the A.edu Notes: Mike Niels 240-375-1092 Contact for table rentals Dean Daryll Pines 301-405-8335 Sheron Williams 301-405-3869 Julie Berry Administrative Assistant to the Dean 301-405-8335 Ted Knight Assistant Dean for Communication 301-405-3596 Gabby Barnhart sheronw@umd.edu Ted Knight can help promote the event through the engineering school’s website and social media forums. 16 .edu Julie Berry will confirm the reservation of the Kim Building. gabby@umd.

These workshops include everything from surveying to auto repair to concrete mixing and more. 17 . Maryland Sustainability Engineering (MDSE).EDU Name of the Event: ExPO: Engineering Skills Fair Organization(s): Engineers Without Borders. Our vision is to create an event to teach practical skills and incite interest for engineering while appealing to the Maryland students. Point(s) of Contact: Please include email and phone number Kathryn Connolly. Theta Tau. Sigma Phi Delta. Steel Bridge. Society of Biological Engineers (SoBE). Major(s): The workshops will be hosted by students from various engineering groups and majors. University of Maryland Chapter (EWB-UMCP) is spearheading the event. Startup Shell. and Terps Racing are all leading workshops and collaborating on promotions and planning. All engineering majors and disciplines are represented through the workshop topics. QUEST Honors Program.UMD. Maryland Educational Sustainable Activities (MESA).UMD. Autodesk Student Experts.EDU & HGREBE@TERPMAIL.Appendix D: University of Maryland – College Park A. Vice President. and external community as a whole. but the event is focused towards the entire student body and University of Maryland community.COM & ESGOLD@TERPALUM. Concrete Canoe.EDU & JOSEY@UMD.com Cell: 201-787-8096 Description of the Event: · What is the purpose or goal of the event? The purpose of the ExPO: Engineering Skills Fair is to allow student groups from all engineering disciplines to lead hands-on workshops that will provide the whole University of Maryland community with the opportunity to engage with one another and learn skills applicable to both engineering and everyday life. James Clark School of Engineering Alumni Chapter Student Outreach Committee Fall 2012 Student Event Funding Request PLEASE SEND ALL REQUESTS VIA EMAIL TO SCHOONOK@GMAIL. alumni. staff. faculty. EWB-UMCP Email: kcon1991@gmail.

The full event outline will be released the week of the event. we wanted to be sure we had interest and commitment from our fellow student organizations to participate in the ExPO before we began promoting it across campus. The inception of the event idea occurred not long before spring break. We would like ExPO to become an annual event hosted by EWB and supported by the Clark School and the Engineering Alumni Chapter. and Black & Decker Computer Lab are reserved for the ExPO event. Kim Rotunda. The Kim Plaza. Kay Boardrooms. Like any pilot event. and will include workshop time-slots and other relevant logistics. The table below outlines the workshop lineup. however. The goal is for participants to casually rotate from workshop-to-workshop as they please. April 7th from 1-3 pm. We want to keep the workshop groups a reasonable size for a fully interactive experience. participants need to attend at least one workshop to receive a voucher for food. BG&E Computer Lab. The only concern with the date is that it is in just over a week. Now that we have confirmed interest and excitement from the student body about this event the EWB Executive Board is working diligently to promote it across the campus and finalize the details. and EWB decided to move forward and take advantage of our current opportunities rather than wait until next semester. EWB ExPO planners have been in contact with each group to make sure the workshops are well prepared prior to the event. so students have been designated to monitor group size and encourage participants to attend other workshops in the event that one is over populated. Organization EWB EWB EWB EWB MDSE Workshop Topic PVC Construction Power Tools Videography Land Surveying Basics of Circuitry 18 . · Please describe your plan for holding this event? ExPO will consist of a series of 15-30 minute interactive demonstrations led by student experts from various campus engineering organizations.· When is the event occurring? Do you foresee any concerns with this date? The event will be held on Sunday. We will begin to serve food at 1:30 PM. · Where is the event occurring? Do you have this location reserved? The event will take place in and around the Kim Engineering Building.

MDSE EWB MESA Autodesk Student Experts Quest Steel Bridge SoBE Concrete Canoe Theta Tau SPD Startup Shell Startup Shell Startup Shell Startup Shell Terps Racing Angle Grinding Water Quality Testing Solar Energy CAD (Inventor) Workflow Diagrams Welding Molecular Dynamics Concrete Mixing Soldering Carbon Fiber 3D Printing 3D Scanning Collaboration Tools Arduinos & Sensors Car Repair 19 .

(e. We would be more than happy to also include the Alumni Chapter logo on the shirt. we will be placing the t-shirt order tomorrow in the late morning (Friday. · How many students are coming to this event? What have you done to guarantee these numbers? We estimate around 100 students and UMD community members will attend this event. the flyers and promotional materials for the event will feature the Alumni Chapter logo as an event sponsor. the Alumni Chapter is welcome to promote their organization at the ExPO event in any other way they see fit. and. President Loh has shown his support for our efforts by promoting the event through his Twitter. we hope the Clark School logo can be representative of the Alumni Chapter’s support. March 29th).g. Food = $100 and Room Rental = $200 for a total of $300) Below is the budget for the event. We are marketing this event across campus with flyers. We are also going to be providing food and awarding t-shirts to some participants. EWB will hang the Alumni Chapter banner in the Kim Rotunda during the event. The Clark School logo will be on the back of the shirt as an event supporter. Item Marketing T-shirts Food Tables (20 at $10 Cost $50 $400 $150 $200 20 . Finally. We are currently designing event t-shirts for the workshop facilitators. which will attract students to the event. In addition. in that case. We understand if this is too quick of a turn-around for a response. however. We would like to request $500 from the Clark School Alumni Chapter to mitigate the burden of these costs on EWB-UMCP. through Facebook.· How is your event going to increase awareness of the attending students of the Alumni Chapter? In order to make attendees aware of the Alumni Chapter’s support of ExPO. How much funding do you need? · Please break out funding request into reasonable size tasks if funding request is greater than $150. and through department and organization listservs and calendars. We would need to know if we have the Alumni Chapter’s support by Friday morning in order to include the logo on the shirt.

how does that impact your event? Does it cancel it? If our funding request cannot be fully met. · Please detail the impacts if funding is not fully funded. we have asked every workshop facilitator who needs a table to attempt to acquire their own table for the event in order to reduce event costs. if funding request is $500 but we can only fund $200. We understand that we are planning this event on a very tight schedule. The EWB Executive Board. For example.each) Workshop Materials PVC Pipe Glue Nails/screws Water Test Kits Solder Gloves Wood Total: $30 $10 $20 $40 $10 $10 $30 $950 · If you are planning on doing a room rental or food request. EWB-UMCP will cover the costs in order to make the first. occur successfully. however. · When do you need the money for each task or total sum? EWB needs the money as soon as possible. however. as well as the participating organizations. EWB can cover the cost of materials until the outside funds are received. feels as though this event has enormous potential to be a very successful annual event which is why we are determined to launch the first ExPO: Engineering 21 . of what we hope to be an annual event. are you going to need catering or help from UMD facilities? We may need to request tables from UMD facilities.

Alumni Chapter Expectations · · · Notification of Event Placement of the Alumni Chapter banner in a highly visible location Keep Josey Simpson updated 22 . EWB will be sure to seek sponsorship much further in advance. When organizing this event again in the future.Skills Fair.

faculty. is to allow student groups from all engineering disciplines to lead hands-on workshops that will provide the whole University of Maryland community with the opportunity to engage with one another and learn skills applicable to both engineering and everyday life. The ExPO is also a great opportunity for Clark School students. Our vision is to create an event to teach practical skills and incite interest for engineering while appealing to the Maryland students. faculty. I would like to formally invite you. and the Clark School of Engineering to join Engineers Without Borders at the University of Maryland College Park (EWB-UMCP) in launching the first annual ExPO: Engineering Skills Fair on Sunday. These workshops include everything from surveying and auto repair to concrete mixing and soldering. Startup Shell. which will take place from 1-3 PM in the Kim Engineering Building and Plaza. ExPO will consist of a series of 15-30 minute interactive demonstrations led by student experts from campus engineering organizations. The inception for the event idea occurred not long before spring break. and external community as a whole. We are very pleased to tell you that Clark School students are very excited to help facilitate and participate in the engineering fair.Appendix E: Dear Dean Pines. we wanted to be sure we had interest and commitment from our fellow student organizations to participate in the ExPO before we began promoting it across campus. including Terps Racing. Steel Bridge. and like any pilot event. and staff to engage with non-engineers and share our practical skill-sets with one another. April 7. staff. Theta 23 . The purpose of the ExPO event. alumni. 2013. all of your staff.

David Lovell EWB-USA UMCP Faculty Advisor 24 . we ask that you please support our efforts by joining us on April 7 and spreading the word to students.Tau. marketing and branding is critical which is why we would like to be able to invest in t-shirts and food for the event. Kathryn Connolly EWB-USA UMCP Student Body Vice-President Dr. Event t-shirts have been designed that feature the Clark School logo. and more. EWB-UMCP would like to request your support of our efforts by helping to fund some of the event. faculty. Thank you so much for your time and consideration! Sincerely. and staff.ps/expo. See more details at http://ter. Finally. The budget for the event is attached. A comprehensive list of the student organizations involved and the workshop each is facilitating is attached. In order for ExPO to be successful beyond this year. any monetary contribution you could offer to help cover the cost of workshop and PR materials is greatly appreciated. Therefore. We would like ExPO to become an annual event hosted by EWB and supported by the Clark School.

Appendix F: 1. Please identify your affiliation with the University of Maryland (UMD). Survey Question 1 5%1%1% UMD Undergraduate Student UMD Graduate Student UMD Faculty or Staff Member 93% Other 25 .

Which school at UMD do you affiliate most with? Survey Question 2 College of Agriculture and Natural Resources School of Architecture. Smith School of Business College of Computer. Mathmatical. and Natural Sciences College of Education A. Planning and Preservation College of Arts and Humnities College of Behavioral and Social Sciences Robert H.2. James Clark School of Engineering Philip Merrill College of Journalism College of Information Studies School of Public Health School of Public Policy 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 3% 2% 2% 5% 0% 88% 26 .

How confident are you in your ability to use power tools? 4.3. Would you be interested in participtating in workshops to improve your Do-It-Yourself (DIY) skills? Survey Question 4 Yes No 11% 89% 27 .

Workshop topics include welding. please explain why. If you will not be attending the ExPO. video filming. Will you be attending the ExPO? Survey Question 5 Yes No 35% 65% 6. power tools. and more! The ExPO is Sunday. How did you first hear about ExPO? Survey Question 7 46 37 18 3 Facebook EWB Emails Flyer This Survey 7 Other 28 . surveying. but most people had a schedule conflict.5. Engineers Without Borders at UMD is launching the first ever ExPO: Engineering Skills Fair. On Sunday. April 7 from 1-3 PM. April 7th at Kim Engineering Building. soldering. These answers were varied. Student groups from all engineering disciplines will facilitate hands-on workshops to provide the whole Maryland community with the opportunity to engage with one another and learn skills applicable to everyday life. 7.

EWB UMCP received a variety of answers to this question. These responses were used to improve the workshop topics and make the event into something participants were excited about. What types of workshops would you want to participate in at the ExPO? Please feel free to make suggestions for workshops that are not already listed in the event description.8. 29 .

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