EWB-UK Outreach contributes to our mission of promoting globally responsible engineering by inspiring and communicating our message to the next generation of engineers.
Student and professional volunteers work with EWB-UK to run workshops in schools and festivals to inspire young people into engineering; increase their global awareness and encourage a sense of global interconnectivity.
We currently run two main workshops which explore issues surrounding energy and water across the globe, looking at the role that engineering can play in making a real difference to people’s everyday lives.
Power for the World explores issues around renewable energy in the developing world. Pupils discover how energy access differs between their own country and Kenya, looking at different energy sources and solutions. At the end of session pupils work in teams to design and build their own wind turbine and test them out as a class.
Water for the World explores the challenges associated with the global water crisis, looking at accessibility to safe and clean drinking water around the world. Pupils learn about the importance of water to people’s everyday lives and examine possible solutions for conserving and filtering water. At the end of session pupils work in teams to design and build their own water filter and test them out as a class.
If you are interested in having a EWB member deliver one of our interactive workshops or have any queries about Outreach please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The resources designed for the schools outreach can also be used by teachers to deliver to their class themselves. They are designed for both primary and secondary students and are suited to a 60 minute or 90 minute session.