On Thursday 25th of July Engineering students from the University of Melbourne and Engineers Without Borders came to Rochester Secondary College and ran workshops with the Year 7 and 8 students. The workshops were aimed at inspiring students about Humanitarian Engineering and Global Challenges such as water, sanitation, construction and climate change. The workshops were designed to develop problem solving and time management skills in students whilst also promoting careers in engineering and provided discussion around university pathways.
The students had to develop a house that was adapted to water changes due to climate change, they had a budget to buy equipment and a short time to build. Students whose houses successfully held the most marbles were the winners. All the classes had a great time with the activity and came up with some really creative and effective designs.
Engineers Without Borders is a volunteer-based organisation which promotes humanitarian engineering globally.