Junior Fellow Deadline is Friday, October 25th!
Are you interested in an internship with EWB in Africa next summer? It counts as a co-op placement, it’s paid and it’s awesome. You can read all about it in the JF Job Description and apply here: http://my.ewb.ca/apply/sessions/.
If you have any questions, you email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To help us all unwind, just a little bit, tomorrow’s (October 17th’s) meeting has been moved to Brutopia. We’ll meet at the usual time (5:45) just not the usual place.
Engineers With Soul – Dr. Mark Talesnick – OCT 7th @5pm
What should I be doing in order to prepare my students, in my case engineering/technology students, for the challenges that they will face 10, 15 or 20 years from today?
They will need to deal with issues that our generations either accelerated or ignored, but never really addressed.
The presentation will describe activities in three realms; Real Life Engineering (Engineers without Borders); Engineering Education (Engineering for Developing Communities) and Institutionalization (UNESCO Unitwin Program). Together they make up the the newly formed Center for Global Engineering at the Technion.
The core is engineering, but to be successful socio-cultural dimensions of community development need to be taught and practiced.
Mark Talesnick: Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. UNESCO Chair – Sustainable Engineering for Developing Communities.
I grew up just up the river in Kingston, Ontario. Played hockey fro Wolfe Island, went to University of Toronto, prospected for gold in South Porcupine. Graduate studies in Israel then a standard academic engineering career which took a sharp turn in 2006 when I became involved in Engineering for developing communities. Today, I try to have impact through my students, knowing that they will have far more impact that I could ever imagine.
Weekly Samosa Sale Begins!
Come enjoy EWB’s famous samosas!
Junior Fellowship Program – Information Session