Not able to travel? EWB-USA and EWB-NY provide other opportunities to make a difference.
EWB-NY connects our love of engineering with our belief in the value of education and knowledge sharing through the Education Committee. The mission of the Education Committee is to provide opportunities for our members to share engineering expertise and skills with local students through various ways:
- Delivering formalized lessons and educational content that meets NY state curriculum standards (developed in a partnership with EWB-USA, ASCE and ASME)
- Delivering formal or informal lectures and discussions in classrooms
- Serving as mentors or facilitators in science and math events in NYC (events run by local partner organizations)
- Speaking at career fairs
The Education Committee also actively encourages continuing education for our own professional and college chapter members. In 2013, the NY Professional Chapter is planning a series of workshops focusing on Water/Sanitation/Hygiene (WASH) technologies.
There are always new ways to engage the local student community and get them excited about engineering as a career – we’re interested in hearing your ideas! Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information about how to get involved, or just come to our next General Body Meeting to hear more!
The Appropriate Technology Design Team (ATDT) facilitates design practices to consider the environment, socio-political constructs, ethics, economics, implementation and O&M. They synthesize and share lessons learned, provide ad-hoc design support, conduct internal reviews and ensure knowledge sharing internally and with our local chapters. Learng more at http://atdt.ewbny.org and contact this team at ATDT@ewbny.org
We’re always in need of members skilled in training, mentorship, event planning and fundraising.