EWBNZ is a member-based not-for-profit organisation with the aim of creating systemic change through humanitarian engineering. We are a group of diverse students, non-engineers as well as engineers, who share a vision to confront global challenges of poverty, sustainable development, and social inequity by undertaking programmes that will directly improve the quality of life in communities within New Zealand and in the South Pacific region.
Consider joining if...
If you are interested in or want to learn more about sustainability, development work, and/or humanitarian engineering, this is the club for you! You do not have to been an engineer as most of our events are tailored to non-engineers and engineers alike.
This is an evening where we bring together professionals and students, providing them with the opportunity to network over drinks and nibbles. Come and score yourself a summer internship or grad job, learn from professional engineers working in industry and hear from different engineering companies and what they have to offer.
During the year EWB will host a number of speakers from various backgrounds to come and present to student. They will challenge and teach you about various aspects of engineering, development and sustainability. An example of previous speakers include Hon Dr Nick Smith, Minister of Housing and Conservation, VSA representative Steffen Gnatzy who volunteered in Vanuatu and Vi Cottrel, co-founder of Trade Aid.
Running Without Borders (Christchurch Airport Marathon Fundraiser):
Thinking about running the Christchurch Airport Marathon this year? Make your marathon experience more meaningful by not only accomplishing a personal goal on race day, but by contributing to a larger mission and giving back to a worthy cause! By running and fundraising for EWB, you will receive perks such as discounted entry fees, an EWB running top, access to group training sessions and rewards for every fundraising milestone you achieve.
As an In Schools volunteer you, and a group of other volunteers, will attend local secondary schools and teach year 9 and 10 students about challenges faced by developing communities, how engineering can help and guide them during a hands on session where students build a basic engineering solution. It is a great way to get involved within the community, and looks great on the CV.
Odyssey Design Challenge (ODC):
The Odyssey Design Challenge is a national tertiary design challenge where you can use to skills to benefit a real New Zealand community. The ODC provides an opportunity to apply what is learnt at university into a real life development scenario. With over $1000 of prize money up for grabs this a design challenge that not only teaches, but also provides coin and looks great to future employers.