Humanitarian to inspire young engineers

Posted by pt91 at Nov 08, 2011 05:03 PM |
Free public lecture on 9 November discusses humanitarian and development opportunities for engineers

A talk hosted by the University of Leicester Engineering Society will demonstrate how young engineers can use their skills to make a difference to people in developing countries.

The lecture will be given by Chief Executive of Engineers Without Borders UK Andrew Lamb, who co-founded the Humanitarian Centre in Cambridge in his spare time. EWB-UK is an international development organisation whose programmes provide opportunities for young people to learn about technology's role in tackling poverty.

The subject of the lecture will be 'Engineering a World Without Borders', raising awareness of both the work of the organisation and how young people with engineering skills can get involved in humanitarian work.

The talk may well also appeal to anyone with a general interest in science and technology as Andrew will also be discussing international humanitarian work in general. Engineering student and organiser of the event, David Chandler, describes Andrew as having a clear passion and vast experience in humanitarian work and hopes his fellow students will be inspired into action by what Andrew has to say.

The talk takes place at 7pm in Lecture Theatre 2 Engineering Building on the University campus. Email Julie Hage (jeh33@le.ac.uk) or David Chandler (dc178@le.ac.uk) if you’d like to attend.

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