The Odyssey Design Challenge is an annual design competition open to all levels of students from different disciplines in participating Universities around New Zealand. The competition runs throughout the year where student members compete in teams (generally up to four) and are supported by profession mentors. A new focus of the design challenge is sought at the beginning of every year.
The challenge aims to prepare students for real-life engineering projects. It encourages students to think critically about the environment and cultural design considerations inherent to every development project. Students are also forced to consider budgets, by-products, and appropriate technology.
If you are interested in getting involved with the Odyssey Design Challenge please contact email@example.com
Engineers Without Borders NZ and Christchurch's social enterprise Gap Filler have partnered together this year to bring the Odyssey Design Challenge to university students in Christchurch and Auckland, and there are positions available for professionals willing to mentor the design teams for the 6-week program.
The student teams will be required to design a technical strategy and business plan for Gap Filler by engaging with an identified local community within the current ‘World Tour of Christchurch’ project.
● Have a minimum of three years experience in industry
● Be available to attend two workshops to assist students
● Be available via email or mobile to provide additional guidance should teams require it during the course of the 6-week program.
Send a cover letter articulating your experience against the Selection Criteria and a CV to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your availability and preference for program dates.
Applications close 3 July 2017.