Engineering our environment is not just simply about designing systems and structures. It is also about understanding how people live within the systems we create. At the Happold Foundation, when we think of the big challenges facing society - climate change, scarcity of resource, urbanisation - as they relate to our built environment. We see that solutions involve a deep understanding of the connection between systems and people.
We seek to both encourage young minds to explore these challenges and experienced minds to step up and engage in influencing solutions to some of societies biggest engineering challenges.
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The Happold Foundation is supporting Engineering Without Borders (EWB) to develop the Fellowship model, a scheme that enables organisations and communities to develop their engineering capacities to address global challenge. Three 12-month projects in Kenya, Mexico and Malaysia Borneo will focus on piloting a new way of integrating effective collaboration between overseas partners, EWB volunteers and members in the UK.
The EWB team aim to improve the quality and sharing of knowledge across the global engineering community. Activities have included joining the World Water Week Youth Professionals work stream to promote how young people can impact global water issues, and facilitating meetings between partners and Fellowship volunteers.
The grant has enabled us to carve out regular time to facilitate conversations with our partners…this has been invaluable in terms of reflecting on the value of the Fellowship model, and also in us better understanding the impact of our work.
Resources for learning
Engineer my future tool
Whether you are a teacher who wants to inspire your pupils, a student keen to get more from your learning or an industry professional looking to network, finding the right resources can be time consuming. Our Engineer my future tool is here to help, we’ve brought together a range of great resources on engineering and related subjects from around the web that are filtered by age range and area of interest. Give it a try to see how it can help you!