Jenga blocks and unstoppable change

Last year, in line with the Decade of Action, we launched our strategy to reach the tipping point to put global responsibility at the heart of engineering. But what does ‘tipping point’ really mean?

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Material Inside Podcast

During this interview, we cover the organisation’s history, what global responsibility means and how to make changes to your everyday actions to create a safe and just future for all. Listen to the full episode online today.

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Global impact on a local scale

Whilst at COP26, we have reflected on inclusion through language and representation by learning from those faced with the daily realities of the climate crisis.

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Companies push for sustainable goals

We contributed to a roundtable organised by New Electronics discussing how organisations are keen to play their part in dealing with climate change.

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IPCC report: A wake up call to take action, today

There is a stark message coming from climate scientists with the publishing of the latest (first since 2013) landmark IPCC Report. It’s a wake up call for many continuing the status quo – we have to change how we live, how we educate, and how we work.

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Time for A Gear Change

For the first time, this year’s Inspiring Community Leaders training series featured a workshop hosted by Engineers Without Borders International, investigating engineering ethics and the future of engineering education.

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Next steps to becoming a globally responsible engineer

During our Inspiring Community Leaders series, we invited professionals from across the sector to tell us about their experiences, including how they landed their first job to how they ended up where they are today.

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A sustainable web supports sustainable development

If the internet were a country, it would be the sixth most polluting country in the world. We invite expert Tom Greenwood to investigate how can we harness the benefits of digital technology to support sustainable development, without exacerbating current ecological crises.

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Continuing to inspire the next generation

Read how Henry from our Sheffield Chapter has, like many other Chapter members, adapted and continued to deliver vital Outreach sessions during the pandemic.

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Extinction: The facts

One in eight species are at risk of rapidly becoming extinct. We consider if engineering contributing or mitigating this drastic loss in biodiversity?

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A moment for change?

The global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has disrupted much of our way of life. Whilst it shouldn’t take a pandemic and loss of life, is there now a real opportunity to transition to a new economic model that works for all people and the planet?

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Introducing a new, ethical strategy for a decade of climate action

Over the centuries, catastrophe has had a profound effect on engineering as a profession and how engineers are expected to act.

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Reflecting on the past and looking to the future

To mark Black History Month, we reflect on the contribution of black engineers who have shaped the way we live and celebrate the opportunities that lay ahead.

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The rise of project based learning

We consider the benefits of this teaching pedagogy and hear from those using it in curriculum.

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Sustainable food for a more equitable future

There is a thorny dilemma at the heart of global food production. How do we eradicate hunger in every part of the world, without farming and distribution logistics causing even greater environmental damage to the planet?

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The three lessons I learnt leading a Chapter

Read former President of the UCL Chapter, Isha’s experience of being part of our movement in university and the lessons she has learnt. A must read for Chapter committee members!

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‘Everything engineers do affects the public’: Katie Cresswell-Maynard, EWB UK

With its mission to put global responsibility into the heart of engineering, charity Engineers Without Borders UK is working to find the next generation of professionals. CEO Katie Cresswell-Maynard explains some of the initiatives that will get the job done.

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Collaborating for a fairer world

Benjamin Franklin famously observed that “out of adversity comes opportunity.” As governments begin to assess the economic costs of COVID-19 and communities remember those whose lives were cut short by this devastating virus, it is important to assess – and act upon – the opportunities to ‘build back better’.

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ICE: Engineering Climate Conference

The conference, organised in conjunction with the IET and Engineering Scotland aimed to stimulate cross-disciplinary collaboration to establish pan-sectoral aspirations in advance of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), Glasgow, in November 2021. Head of Engineering, Emma Crichton, provides the opening remarks on the first day of the conference.

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Helping engineers tackle the ethics of their work

Against a backdrop of the carbon net-zero challenge and heated debates on issues such as diversity and inclusion, the scale of engineering’s environmental and societal impact has never been more apparent. Emma Crichton, Head of Engineering discusses the importance the ethics of engineering with New Civil Engineer.

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Engineering Without Borders

In our latest Electronic Specifier Insights podcast, we spoke to Emma Crichton C.Eng, Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers, and Head of Engineering at Engineers Without Borders UK (EWB UK), a movement established to respond to the act that engineering cannot operate in isolation from social and environmental issues.

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