Engineers Without Borders Society

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Engineers Without Borders aims to remove barriers to development through appropriate technology, and focus on sustainable technology. It's not just for Engineers - anyone is welcome to join! We run lots of amazing projects here in Sheffield and are part of a charity, EWB-UK, who organise international projects - including student placements.

Here's a taster of what we have done in the past:

In 2020-2021 we will be constructing a wind turbine, working on a rainwater harvesting system at Endcliffe, continuing to work on a plastic recyclng project and even venturing into the world of drones! We also run outreach sessions in local schools, attend events where we show the public some of the awesome things engineering can do and will be looking at running guest speaker events from time to time on related issues.

Previous projects have included constructing pedal powered smoothie makers and speakers out of old bike parts, competing in a wind power competition in the Netherlands, and building an "all-terrain walker" for a local child with mobility issues. We always welcome new project ideas so please feel free to bring your own along!

In 2011 we were named Society of The Year, along with three further awards at the activities awards, and in 2014 we won the Most Enterprising Society award.

Even if you're not an engineer we'd love to have you on board!

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