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As plans start to come together for the EWB Challenge National Finals 2015, EWB-UK is proud to announce this year’s panel of judges. 

Jon Prichard, Chief Executive Officer – Engineering Council

Stephanie Haywood, President – Engineering Professors’ Council

The Engineering Council and the Engineering Professors’ Council have recently pledged their support to the EWB Challenge. The utilisation of these partnerships will go a great way to developing the EWB Challenge, enabling the project to continue providing vital practical experience to future engineers. 

March has been a busy month for the Outreach team who 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.

 
Two of our placements with Mexico-based partner IRRI are still open.
The first placement will see one volunteer join the Mexico City-based IRRI team for six months to delve deeper into Isla Urbana's rainwater harvesting system.
The three-month Sistema Biobolsa placement seeks to optimise and finalise the design of a hydrogen sulphide filte

“I chose EWB-UK because it knows how to utilise my engineering skills in a way that helps others. The most significant change for me from my placement was realising the power of engineering when applied properly.” Matt, Placement Volunteer, Nepal, 2013-14

On Saturday 1st November, EWB-UK hosted a Returned Volunteer Debrief for international volunteers.

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.

Today - Thursday 5th March 2015 - is World Book Day and EWB-UK is donating its entire library to Book Aid for Africa, who will forward them onto a university or technical college in Africa.

We're changing for the better! Here's the first glimpse of our refreshed brand identity. 

Engineering has a vital role to play in delivering solutions to meet fundamental human needs. We inspire and support people to respond to global challenges.

On Monday, 23rd February the president of Engineers Without Borders UK's (EWB-UK) Bristol University branch, Conor McGlacken, fought off tough competition from students across the UK to win the 2015 Student Volunteer of the Year Award, as part of the annual Student Volunteering Week celebrations in the House of Commons.

You can still apply to our 2015 international placements until Sunday, 22 February! Engineers Without Borders UK has placements for engineering undergraduates, graduates and early career engineers as well as for those with a background in educational development.