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Global Student Hackathon for World Engineering Day

Global Student Hackathon for World Engineering Day

World Engineering Day (WED) for Sustainable Development is celebrated on the 4th of March every year as a UNESCO international day promoting the profile of engineers and engineering. In 2022, engineering students across the world are invited to work in teams towards a...

Stopping the spread of COVID-19 in Cambodia

Stopping the spread of COVID-19 in Cambodia

Pictured: A nurse at a quarantine centre in Preyveng province using the EWB hand washing station. By Hamish Clark The Engineers Without Borders Australia team in Cambodia have been awarded a Certificate of Appreciation from the Cambodian government in recognition of...

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Valuing sanitation in challenging environments

Valuing sanitation in challenging environments

Pictured: Erakor Bridge Community resident David Kalsal, who has been a vocal campaigner for improved access to safe sanitation. Across the world, 3.6 billion people are living without access to safe sanitation.  For many communities, conventional, affordable and...

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EWB Board nominations now open

EWB Board nominations now open

In accordance with the EWB Australia Constitution, EWB is currently calling for nominations, to elect up to two voting members to our Board of Directors. Nominations close Sunday 31st October 2021. Being a Board Director allows you to contribute your skills and...

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Stories from the field – Daniel Pires

Stories from the field – Daniel Pires

The Amazon River contains one-fifth of the world's surface-level water. With two-thirds of the river snaking through Brazil, the sheer mass of water would appear to support a flourishing ecosystem and the citizens of Brazil’s sprawling cities. However, a mix of city...

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Sparking Curiosity In Future Engineers

Sparking Curiosity In Future Engineers

Engineers Without Borders Australia (EWB) has teamed up with long-time, corporate friend, Bentley Systems, to spark curiosity in future engineering students through the delivery of the Innovation Challenge (26th - 28th November 2021). Andria Zanotto is an EWB...

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Regioneering in the west

Regioneering in the west

In June 2021, thirteen EWB volunteers from West Australian Chapters took a four-car convoy for a week-long trip, ‘regioneering’ their way through the state’s south-west. EWB's Regioneering program aims to inspire students in remote areas to explore engineering and...

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Stories from the field – Kasey Williams

Stories from the field – Kasey Williams

Most high school students walk away from university open days with a bunch of flyers, drink bottles and a show bag from the snow club. Kasey Williams certainly did too, but she also gained valuable insight into the flourishing world of humanitarian engineering.  Kasey...

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Stories from the field – Vikrant Gorasia

Stories from the field – Vikrant Gorasia

​​One day on his daily commute to primary school, they took a detour. Roadworks lead the school bus through Kibera, a neighbourhood that is home to Kenya’s largest slum. Outside the bus window, sewage was used as a domestic water source and layers of smoke formed a...

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Regioneering takes head, heart, and action

Regioneering takes head, heart, and action

By Lachlan Fraser Before the volunteers from EWB’s 2019 Regioneering program flew to the Torres Strait, the students involved in the upcoming workshops were asked to draw a picture of an engineer. One young girl drew a male stick figure next to a car - no surprise!...

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