Engineers Without Borders (EWB) Ireland has just announced that its National Conference will take place on Thursday, March 9th, 2017 at Engineers Ireland’s offices, 22 Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin.
EWB is dedicated to bridging the gap between academia, industry and NGOs to give Irish engineers and scientists opportunities to learn about and contribute to sustainable development globally. Its mission is to partner with disadvantaged communities to improve their quality of life through education and implementation of sustainable engineering projects while promoting global experience for engineers, engineering students, and similarly motivated non-engineers.
Aidan Madden, Arup
Aidan Madden is a Chartered Civil/ Structural Engineer with almost 20 years’ experience. Arup has been working in Bangladesh since the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory in 2013, supporting a number of Clients. Aidan has been one of the leadership team within Arup on this work, particularly with the Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety.
Colin Keogh. Rapid Foundation
An engineering PhD candidate, Colin Keogh has long been interested in using low-cost disruptive technologies to help improve the world. He founded The Rapid Foundation, along with Dr Shane Keaveney, a PhD researcher at UCD, to put technology such as 3D printers and low-cost electronics in the hands of people who need it most in developing countries. The Rapid Foundation was a recipient of the 2016 Fritz Schumacher Award and Colin was recently named in the Forbes 30 Under 30 list of Europe’s brightest young people.
There will also be information on EWB-Ireland activities including Development Education, Research, Overseas Projects, Volunteering Collaborations and more.