A smörgåsbord of goings on at EWB-UK!
Why not apply to run in one of our guaranteed places in one of three prestigious races. In addition to one place in the Virgin London Marathon 2011 there are also two places available for each of the Adidas Silverstone Half Marathon and Bupa London 10k. In return for the places, applicants are asked to commit to raising a minimum of £1000 for the marathon and £500 for the other events. Applications are due to close on 10th December and chosen applicants will be announced shortly after. For more information and how to apply, please visit our marathon webpage.
What role can engineers play to ensure a greener world in the next 125 years?
What do you think was Robert Bosch’s greatest engineering achievement in his lifetime and why?
Cash prizes of up to £1,000 are available for first, second and highly commended places along with an opportunity for the winner to undertake 6 months’ paid work experience at one of the Bosch sites across the UK.
The closing date for entries is 18th March 2011, giving you plenty of time to get writing!
More information and useful resources are available on the dedicated Award website.
photographs taken by EWB-UK members.
The theme of the report is Issues, Challenges and Opportunities for Development and hence looks both at the broad engineering profession and at its role in poverty reduction. It has had over 100 contributors from all continents and is the culmination of three years work. Andrew also contributed to a paper about the Engineers Without Borders movement, which begins on page 157 of the PDF version of the full report which is free to download here.
The press release about the report can also be found on the UNESCO website.
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Haven Partnership is looking for two volunteers to join their team working on a 500-transitional shelter project in Port au Prince, Haiti. One volunteer is needed to help supervise a timber-framed shelter fabrication yard, and the other would help supervise the erection of the shelters on site. It’s a very exciting and challenging project tobe working on, responding directly to the huge need for shelter still remaining after the 12 January earthquake in Port au Prince.
Haven will cover and organise flights, visas, accommodation, transport, food etc and provide a stipend of approximately US$200/mth to cover other expenses. The volunteers would be covered by our existing security arrangements. The positions would be for a duration of 6 months, with a January start. The job description for the roles can be found here.
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The PhD student would be mainly based in Perth working under the supervision of Assistant Prof. Daniela Ciancio, and would carry out a program of laboratory testing on stabilized rammed earth materials in order to develop design procedures for their structural use. The student will also spend a period working in the School of Engineering & Computing Sciences at Durham University under the supervision of Dr Charles Augarde (a UK partner in the project).
The position is available from February 2011 but there is the possibility of negotiating a later start than this for those in their final year of a degree. Further details are available here.
Know before you go course in London on 10-12 December. This is a concentrated version of the pre-departure course and is perfect preparation for anyone heading abroad to work in development. Remember to sign up to the EWB-UK Training Bulletin to receive information on the latest training events.
d.light, an international consumer products company serving people without access to reliable electricity, are recruiting for several job opportunities including an Electronics Engineer to be based in Hong Kong. More information can be found here.
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