Engineers Without Borders Visit27/07/2018
In the final week of second term, the Martyn Program students from Years 7, 8 and 9 enjoyed a wonderful STEAM session with the team from Engineers Without Borders (EWB). The EWB story began over thirteen years ago, with a small group of engineers in Melbourne and across Australia coming together.
‘Regioneering’ is a free, volunteer-based program that runs workshops for students in rural areas, teaching them about engineering and problem solving with a humanitarian focus and a strong emphasis on sustainability. The workshops include a short presentation followed by a hands-on activity.
Our students were challenged to solve a problem, working collaboratively in groups. There was a buzz in the room as the students worked to try and solve the challenge. They completed two challenges, one with a microscope and one about water. Learning took place in a hands-on environment with enthusiastic university students from EWB assisting the Martyn Program students to collaborate and find solutions to the problems that were presented. The students asked the group some very thoughtful questions about engineering, their work, their studies and the task they were to undertake. All students really enjoyed the sessions and got involved in the activities. Thank you to Ms Kate Verbeek for organising this learning opportunity for our Martyn students.
Mrs Leah Cordedda, Martyn Program Coordinator