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.
This video shows you just some of what we do - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmND8pthPaQ
In 2017/18 we are constructing a compost toilet in a local nursery, working on a rainwater harvesting system at Endcliffe, designing a zipline to transport materials at an organic farm, and hosting wind turbine training sessions with the goal of starting a new project. If that's not enough we also run outreach sessions in local schools, and some events where we show the public some of the awesome things engineering can do! We also run training and 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.