EWB at Week of Engineering

Week of Engineering was a huge success in Auckland, with thousands of curious young participants engaging in thinking and problem solving, including interactive activities from EWB!

Students and EWB volunteers at Beca House.

Auckland based In-Schools volunteers visited Beca House on Tuesday and Thursday to deliver the Clean Water for Life module to low-decile year 12-13 students. Students were briefed with a presentation from EWB volunteers before kicking off into a hands-on activity. They were tasked with building water filters from limited materials, and soon found out that it was no easy assignment! Students left with an understanding of the basic principles of humanitarian engineering. There was great feedback from Beca Learning and Development Coordinator, Ashley Jones. A big thank you to Leah Agustin and Ellie McBurney for leading the way with the visits.

Bryan Busby, Hans Huang and Nina Tropina at the Auckland Expo.

At the Week of Engineering Expo on Saturday, Laureen Saavedra's excellent co-ordination of volunteers led to a successful delivery of In-Schools modules to children ranging from pre-school to high-school age.

Left: Students and EWB volunteers at Beca House; Right: Leah Agustin and Laureen Saavedra.

Week of Engineering was the first glimpse into engineering for many, and offered insight into how engineering can make the world a better place. Ngā mihi to all the keen EWB volunteers involved, and to all the bright young people who participated.