For six years, EWB’s Humanitarian Design Summits have created a transformative learning experience like no other. These study tours challenge thinking, push boundaries, and create first-hand understanding of just how important a role engineers can play in creating positive change. With these ‘on location’ tours currently on hiatus due to the pandemic, the Digital Design Summit offers an alternative, equally expansive experience, in an online environment.
- Humanitarian engineering skills and insights
- Appropriate technology best-practice
- Designing in resource constrained environments
- Working with community and clients on needs analysis and problem definition
- Evaluating solutions including maintenance, materials and cost
- Rapid prototyping and development
- Client engagement and communication
- Cross-cultural engagement, teamwork and project management.
The EWB Digital Design Summit is open to students currently enrolled in an undergraduate technical field of study in Australia or New Zealand.
You are aware of the global challenges we face and see the opportunity you have to contribute, using your burgeoning career and work as a tool for positive impact. You want to go beyond the theory and see another side of the conversation, to see how your technical skills can make an impact on the change you want to see in the world.
Upcoming Digital Design Summits
The Impact Intensive: Vanuatu
An EWB Digital Design Summit, 7 – 25 February 2022
Over 18 days, participants will be immersed in a real-world learning experience focused on engineering and design, learning from and working with Ni-Vanuatu communities. Students will engage in project-based initiatives and be mentored by a diverse group of professional humanitarian engineers.
The Impact Intensive Digital Design Summit is a deep-dive into engineering practice, creating the space and time to immerse in a real-world and complex learning environment. The experience aims to complement and expand the boundaries of the university experience. It also seeks to shape the next generation of socio-technical engineering leaders.
Applications close on the 1st of November 2021.
Date: Thursday 28th October 2021 at 11am AEDT
Location: Online via Zoom
Join the EWB team to learn more about our brand new Impact Intensive launching early 2022.
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