Engineers Without Borders (EWB) competition winners announced!
Engineers Without Borders UK has had a phenomenal success with its EWB Challenge in its first year, exceeding all expectations and generating huge interest from staff and students across the country.
The EWB Challenge was introduced to UK universities as a supported option to help them fulfil specific learning outcomes required by the undergraduate degree accreditation system. These were, in broad terms, as follows;
To demonstrate application of technical knowledge to the specified problem.
To develop skills in integrating sustainable development and design context into the decision making process.
To develop effective communication and teamwork skills for a development context.
After a tough selection process, twenty invited teams gathered in the University of Liverpool to give their final presentations and Q&A session with our judging panel in the hope of winning the inaugural UK EWB Challenge.
Congratulations to the following competition winners;
Rebecca Rabjohns, Katy Liddell, Lorraine Blanks & Robert Frostick from Coventry University who will be attending the ‘Challenge of Balance’ CSE Summer School in India fully funded by sponsors of the challenge.
There were also two highly commended teams who received EWB-UK Scholarships to assist them in their development engineering education and training;
Aimee Desert & Matthew Titman from the University of Sheffield and Edward Greenall & Sharon Kidaba, also from the University of Sheffield.
The final award was presented to the academic staff member (as voted by her peers) from one of the participating universities who had supported the EWB Challenge and developed it into a successful part of over nine hundred engineering students’ (the entire first year faculty intake) learning – Rachel Horn from the University of Sheffield.
To find out more about the competition, please click here