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The ‘EWB Challenge Showcase’ event invites the top student teams from 23 participating universities across Australia and New Zealand to share back their innovative design ideas with Dawul Wuru and EWB, which aim to enable Yirrganydji people to protect and care for their Country. As we’re hoping to support Dawul Wuru in engineering services with their aspirations for a ‘Hub’ (including a ranger base), these ideas can feed into the design of this infrastructure through our pro bono program.
Note: All times below are in local Queensland time AEST (UTC+10:00). Make sure you move your clocks if you’re travelling from a different time zone when you arrive!
Note: The order of presentation delivery will be released closer to the day.
|DESIGN AREA||DESIGN OPPORTUNITY|
1.4 Transportable ranger base office
|University of Western Australia**|
|1.5 Modular framework design for multi-purpose hub |
University of South Australia**
University of Tasmania
|1.6 Basic maintenance outstation ||Flinders University|
|1.7 Erosion control on river banks using mangroves|
Charles Darwin University**
Charles Sturt University
|ICT||2.3 Citizen science and wildlife awareness raising app|
University of Canberra
|2.4 Educational tools to share language and culture|
University of Technology Sydney**
3.3 Low-energy, secure keeping place for artefacts
University of Adelaide**
|3.4 Transportable and scalable clean energy system|
Central Queensland University**
|3.5 Electric outboard for waterway access|
|Caring for Land Country||4.1 Nursery for cultivating bush tucker and native plants|
Western Sydney University
Caring for Sea Country
|5.1 Tank for rehabilitating injured dugong|
University of the Sunshine Coast
|5.4 Traditional fish trap inspired aquaculture|
5.5 Mechanisms to reduce noise and vibrations generated by crocodile monitoring boats
|Waste & Reuse||7.1 Methods to reduce littering on Country|
Swinburne University of Technology**
The presentation will be held at the building foyer, marketplace style where each university team will have a dedicated stall. A panel of judges will move across stalls and spend 20 minutes maximum per team : 10-minute presentation and 10-minute Q&A afterwards from judges and EWB guests.
Setting up your stalls
We will provide a long desk and a poster board with a university banner. Check the Stall Display Guide for more details. In the past, students brought along project posters, prototypes (if relevant), flyers and their laptops. However, there’s no hard rules on setting-up your stalls, so get creative and design your stall to your liking!
The stall set-up will open on Day 1, 9th December at 4:30 pm after the cultural tour. For those staying at the Cairns CBD, we advise that you bring the materials with you during shuttle pick-up.
Preparing for your pitch
Judges will assess your pitch according to this Judging Criteria. Remember, the goal is not just to showcase the success of your project but also the process you followed and what you learned throughout. Here’s a high-level presentation structure that you may optionally follow.
We suggest you request from EWB (email firstname.lastname@example.org) and reflect on the Industry Reviewer’s Comments to your report. Take this opportunity to highlight the parts they commend most and address those areas that need improvement. You may also think about potential questions the audience might ask based on their comments.
You can assign specific sections of your pitch to different team members. We suggest taking the time to assess your team’s strengths. Some people may be good at explaining and simplifying ideas, while others may be natural at engaging the audience and providing supporting information.
Plan a strategy for question time, as this may create confusion if many people jump in to answer at once. It’s okay to pause before answering and ask for clarification if you don’t fully understand the question.
Lastly, don’t forget to have fun! We’re all here to celebrate your achievement for the year!
I am looking forward to hearing more about the strong partnership of EWB and Dawul Wuru Aboriginal Corporation has formed to bring engineering students and Traditional Custodians together to protect the environment and strengthen community and culture .”
I am looking forward to seeing the designs from all the other universities and hearing about other peoples’ experience of the challenge. I also look forward to learning more about Yirrganydji country”.
I am really looking forward to sharing our project with other people and getting a chance to show what we’ve worked really hard for. I am also looking forward to seeing all the other finalists and learning about what they created.”
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