MMeets Engineers Without Borders STEM workshop

Fri 18 Jan 2019, 12.00pm–2.30pm

MPavilion

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2019-01-18 12:00:00 2019-01-18 14:30:00 Australia/Melbourne Engineers Without Borders STEM workshop MPavilion MPAVILION

EWB school outreach in Torres Straight. Photo by Jeff McAllister.

Engineers Without Borders (EWB) Australia’s School Outreach workshops are a fun and interactive way for school students to discover more about engineering. You’ll learn about how engineers can help create better lives for people around the world through a number of hands-on activities. This afternoon event will be divided into two primary activities: the Road to Better Health workshop and the Emergency Maternal Supply Delivery activity.

In the Road to Better Health workshop students will learn about the importance of designing and planning a road to ensure safety and convenience of its users, particularly vulnerable members of the community such as girls and women. Students will work in groups to develop a proposal for a road in Timor-Leste for women to access maternal health care, based on liaison with different stakeholders and subject matter experts. Students will gain experience working in multi-disciplinary teams and managing a project with time and resource constraints.

In the Emergency Maternal Supply Delivery activity students will learn about mechanical engineering principals as they build a rubber-band-powered aid cart to deliver emergency maternity supplies for women in remote communities in Timor-Leste. Students will work in groups to choose appropriate materials to build a robust and sustainable cart to navigate through a challenging terrain. Students will gain experience working in teams on a project with time and resource constraints.

This event is part of the MPavilion STEM program in partnership with Office for Women.

In Collaboration With

Wominjeka (Welcome). We acknowledge the Yaluk-ut Weelam as the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet. Yaluk-ut Weelam means ‘people of the river camp’ and is connected with the coastal land at the head of Port Phillip Bay, extending from the Werribee River to Mordialloc. The Yaluk-ut Weelam are part of the Boon Wurrung, one of the five major language groups of the greater Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to the land, their ancestors and their elders—past, present and to the future.