Engineers Without Borders UK, the international movement working to put global responsibility at the heart of engineering, has opened applications for the second Reshaping Engineering challenge. Delivered in collaboration with AzuKo, the month-long virtual design challenge is open to students and professionals working in technical and non-technical roles, who will collaborate to tackle a real-world brief.
Participants will need to commit to approximately 4-5 hours per week from Monday 23rd January to Friday 3rd March (around 20 hours in total). This time will include both live and asynchronous sessions led by Engineers Without Borders UK and collaborators. Following registration, participants will be assigned teams consisting of either students or professionals. Each team will be assigned a professional mentor with expertise in globally responsible engineering approaches, with final designs assessed by a panel of expert judges who are already leading change in the sector.
John Krause, CEO of Engineers Without Borders UK, said: “This challenge is an incredible opportunity for participants to deepen their understanding of globally responsible engineering and their ability to solve real-world problems with a collaborative approach to design. By opening applications to those with and without technical training, we want to highlight the importance of working across sectors to foster a broader understanding of the impacts of engineering to make a safer future for everyone.
“The inaugural challenge last year was a great success – we even had some previous designs being taken forward by participating companies – and we’re looking forward to seeing how our new cohort will respond to this new brief with empathetic and sustainable solutions.”
Participants who are in employment are encouraged to consider how this opportunity could contribute to Chartership or CPD Accreditation, and to explore with their employer how the challenge could be embedded in their day-to-day work.
The results will be announced during the final event on Friday 11th March.