Skip to comments.Engineers Without Borders-USA 2006 EWB-USA International Conference (Houston, TX)
Posted on 01/29/2006 10:32:09 PM PST by anymouse
Building, Teaching, Learning - One Community at a Time February 16-18, 2006 Rice University, Houston, Texas
How can you be the change you want to see in the world? Make a difference - help improve the lives of a local community. You will have the opportunity to develop sustainable leadership skills foster relationships with engineering students and professionals, while discovering innovative technical solutions to infrastructure issues in developing countries. Learn how to be an effective agent for change.
The Conference is bringing expertise from around the world to open your eyes to new challenges and ideas. Awards will be made for special achievements in project work. Many EWB-USA Chapters are bringing their projects to share and exhibit.
Four Featured Tracks/Pathways of the 2006 International Conference:
- Building: Sustainable leadership that actively makes change part of the engineering agenda- empowered to collaborate and lead the way in putting lessons learned into action.
- Topics include: social & cultural considerations; nurturing the balance between collective and individual needs; leadership in disaster and relief; what is your template for success going to look like.
- Teaching: Sustainable solutions that incorporate the full richness of indigenous and emergent global beliefs and practices.
- Topics include: partnering transculturally, why EWB-USA and how do we sustain ourselves; frameworks for working in partnerships; sustainability for healthy communities-health metrics.
- Learning: Educational development through mentoring, empowering K-12 students and examining world trends. Topics include: best practices in university settings; integrating EWB-USA theories into existing university curricula; roles in international education; early learning through inquiry and hands on activities.
- Rebuilding: Theoretical and practical applications of innovative technology and sustainable solutions. Topics include: evaluating the economics and assuring the investments are sustainable; improving existing standards; indigenous issues in entrepreneurship; globalization and where it takes the next generation of engineering students.
A FReep opportunity.
When do they go to New Orleans?