The module will focus on computer coding, and the ways in which coding can be used for humanitarian outcomes and will be delivered through EWB&#;s High School Outreach (HSO) Program.HSO is an innovative, hands-on, science and engineering outreach program that connects technical professionals to high school students across Australia and New Zealand. HSO involves the delivery of a series of workshops that focus on improving students&#; understanding of humanitarian engineering issues related to water, climate change, sustainability and appropriate technology.
High School students participate in the Power of Engineering workshop at Queensland University of Technology
This award means that Google recognises EWB as a change maker who engages, educates, and excites students about technology through its extracurricular outreach programs. Throughout EWB will consult with Google experts about technical tools and organisational development, and may receive volunteer support from Google engineers.
Google believes that technology will shape our future, and that it will be the youth of today who will help innovate and drive these technologies for years to come. EWB is very excited to join the Google RISE community and to help make this a global reality.
For more information about the awards visit Google in Education site.
Students from Bendigo South East build and test a water filter as part of EWB&#;s HSO ProgramPhotos: Paul Harris and Jessie Yeung,