There are many ways to get involved with the EWB Challenge Series and Engineers Without Borders in Australia and New Zealand. Use the list below to explore pathways that might be right for you, or get in touch with the EWB Challenge Series team.
Academic/University Course Coordinator
We welcome new conversations with academics who are interested in incorporating the EWB Challenge Series resources into their courses. As a package of resources and engagement, the EWB Challenge Series provides:
- A real-world design context,
- Project resources and academic support,
- A platform for students to develop professional skills, and
- Opportunity for students to connect with like-minded peers at an annual Showcase
Visit the ‘About‘ page to learn more about each program, or get in touch to talk about what the EWB Challenge Series might look like at your university.
The EWB Challenge Series presents a set of programs that are incorporated into the curriculum of approximately 25 universities across Australia and New Zealand each year. Take a look at our university participation page to see if your university is currently participating in the EWB Challenge Series program.
Not seeing your university on the participation list?
There are still plenty of ways to be involved with Engineers Without Borders Australia! A great way to start is to contact your university or regional EWB Chapter to find out more about the incredible work they’re doing. If you’ve finished the EWB Challenge Series and want to get involved more with us, join your local chapter or check out our Volunteer page where we post volunteer opportunities.
Volunteer Project Reviewer
The EWB Challenge offers engineering and design professionals in our network the opportunity to contribute your skills by becoming reviewers for student reports. Each semester EWB advertises for EWB Challenge reviewers who act as an incredible asset to the program by providing direct feedback to the next generation of engineers. Report reviewers are EWB members and/or employees of our corporate partners.
What’s my role?
As a reviewer you will assess, score, and provide constructive feedback on the humanitarian engineering design reports completed by first-year students as part of the EWB Challenge program at their university. EWB will provide a framework for the assessment, and the scores will determine which teams are invited to present their work at the EWB Challenge Finalist Showcase. Report reviewing is a great way to share your knowledge to impact next generation engineers, and for students to receive feedback from professionals in industry.
How it works:
The report review process happens twice per year – in JUNE/JULY and NOVEMBER, in line with the university semesters.
- EWB advertises for reviewers
- You sign up via an online form and select number of reports you would like to review
- EWB sends out student reports and all relevant information required to provide feedback
- You review and score the submissions, and send them back to EWB
- Students with the highest scoring reports are invited to the annual EWB Challenge Showcase to present their work to their peers, industry, that year’s partner organisation.
Joining our team of industry reviewers by completing this short sign up form. You can withdraw your involvement at any time, just let us know.
Volunteer in other ways
If you’re a student, graduate, professional or just taking a break and want to be more involved with EWB Australia and contribute your time to support our work, head over to our Volunteer page where we post volunteer opportunities. If you would like to volunteer specifically on the EWB Challenge Series programs, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Find out of there’s a university or regional EWB Chapter near you to participate in local events or join their executive team.
If you would like to volunteer for EWB New Zealand, visit their website to see how you can get involved and contact them.
Supporter or Donor
EWB Australia works with the best and brightest engineers – emerging and established – bringing human-centred engineering to the fore to address real-world challenges in the countries and communities in which we work.
Donations to the EWB Challenge Series can be directed to support the incubation of innovative student-generated solutions to see them reach their full potential impact in communities across Australia and the Asia-Pacific Region. Visit our main website to donate here or contact us to ensure your donation is directed towards our education programs.