Birming City University win EWB Challenge 2015

Birmingham City University were crowned winners of the EWB Challenge 2015 with their water harvesting system design that helps with the collection of water during the dry season. The winning team included Athos Roman, Shamul Hoque, Giovanni Forioni Baragai and Suhayb Manzoor. The EWB Challenge Finals  2015 were held at Nottingham Trent University on Tuesday 9th June.

Training

Our international placements volunteers joined us at our new offices for their pre-departure training from 19th - 20th June. With over 50 volunteers in attendance, training sessions included security, fundraising through to project management. External facilitators also joined us from our corporate partners Newton Consulting and Arup.

The EWB Strathclyde branch held a regional conference for Scotland and Northern Ireland between the 27th February and the 1st March 2015. The event successfully brought together students from EWB’s branches in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Belfast and Strathclyde, who discussed their work and brainstormed different issues.

Nepalese flag

All of us at Engineers Without Borders UK are deeply saddened by the terrible news that Nepal has suffered another earthquake.  We have a long history of working in the region in partnership with the fantastic Nepalese people.

 

The Outreach team have been running stands and activities at the Big Bang Fair in Birmingham and at the Raspberry Pi Competition at the Science Museum in London.