The Auckland Professional chapter kicked off their first committee meeting with a bang!
News Date: Monday, 23 November, 2015
The EWB Challenge New Zealand finals were held on October 10th at Beca’s Auckland offices. The event showcased the work of two top student teams from each of the three participating universities: the University of Canterbury, Auckland University of Technology and Massey University. Each team presented design concepts aimed at helping a rural community in Bambui, Cameroon. Sincere thanks to our corporate partner Beca for supporting the event, to the university staff members who incorporate the Challenge in their first-year engineering curriculums and assist the teams, and to the teams themselves who each gave high quality presentations.
The top prize was awarded to Taite Shepherd, Ayumi Sleegers, Darryn Wells and Yaser Tamimi from Massey University, who proposed an “Organic Ash Soap” design aimed at improving sanitation and hygiene in Bambui. The team impressed judges Dale Paice (Beca), Scott Elwarth (Auckland Transport) and Rob Cardwell (EWB) with both their technical understanding and incorporation of sustainable development concepts into the design process. They will be travelling to Melbourne in December to compete in the Australasian finals. Good luck to Taite, Ayumi, Darryn and Yaser as they represent New Zealand!
Photo (left to right): Dr. Aruna Shekar (EWB Challenge course co-ordinator for Massey University), Taite Shepherd, Ayumi Sleegers, Darryn Wells and Yaser Tamimi.
News Date: Wednesday, 21 October, 2015
The Auckland Professionals chapter (APC) held their AGM on the 14th October at Tonkin and Taylor. The event was successful and had a positive turnout! The overarching mission, values and goals of EWB were presented and the available opportunities within the Auckland Professional committee were also advertised.
Overall, it was an enjoyable night in which the chapter hosted Auckland EWBers and "new to EWBers". The Auckland Professionals Chapter would like to take this opportunity to thank Tonkin and Taylor for being able to host us in their abode!
For opportunities available in the APC please contact Varun Purushotham at the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
For a list of opportunities available at a national level check out the following link: http://www.ewb.org.nz/site/index.php?r=page/view&link=volunteer (Get Involved > Volunteer)
News Date: Wednesday, 14 October, 2015