Date: Tuesday November 11 2014
Time: 6:00pm (refreshments at 5:30)
Location: Theatre A, Elisabeth Murdoch Building, the University of Melbourne
Engineering and technology are fundamental in generating opportunities and security from poverty. Despite its importance, a significant global gap lies in the access to engineering and technology, preventing individuals and communities from meeting their development needs.
By connecting, educating and empowering people through humanitarian engineering, Engineers Without Borders Australia (EWB) is using a community-centred approach to address this gap. The organisation has steadily grown from a group of engineering graduates who were inspired to make a difference, to a movement of 15,000 people and engineering companies. In the past ten years, EWB has made significant societal contributions through delivering international and domestic programs in partnership with community organisations, engineering companies, universities and governments. Now, the organisation is seeking to widen its scope for change.
CEO Lizzie Brown is passionate about creating positive change for communities through engineering. In her public lecture titled “Engineering a Better World“, Lizzie Brown explains how EWB makes a difference and shares her vision for the humanitarian organisation’s future. With many opportunities for students, professionals and engineering companies to get involved and increase their social legacy, Lizzie is determined to help engineer a better world for the future.