Dear Friends of EWH,

We have some exciting upcoming events. First, for October 14-17, EWH will join BMES's virtual annual meeting - no booth number this year, but you can still come say hello! Next, on October 21, EWH team members Megan Lavery and Ben Fleishman will join RHIT professor Dr. Deb Walter in presenting at this year's virtual Colloquium on International Engineering Education.

Finally, keep your eyes open for the 2021 Summer Institute application - we'll let you know as soon as it's available.

Thank you once again to our supporters. With your help, we were able to bring students from around the globe together, despite the pandemic, to learn about how engineering can help solve global health challenges. To continue to support our mission, you can donate here. Thank you!

Read on for more about EWH's recent work:

Virtual Innovation Exchange

Our Virtual Innovation Exchange course is drawing to a close. With the support of the Stevens Initiative, EWH was able to bring 97 students together from the United States and Lebanon to learn about low-resource design and engineering for health care in an international setting. The teams came up with 24 innovative solutions to global healthcare challenges and presented their ideas at the completion of the program. Their ideas can be found on YouTube here.

Read more about the course here.

The program is supported by the Stevens Initiative, which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, with funding provided by the U.S. Government, and is administered by the Aspen Institute. The Stevens Initiative is also supported by the Bezos Family Foundation and the governments of Morocco and the United Arab Emirates.

Remote Summer Institute

In addition to the VIE courses, EWH was also able to offer a Remote Summer Institute course. The students have come together from Nepal, Denmark, Norway, and the U.S. Like the Virtual Innovation Exchange, the course focuses on international engineering design.

29 students are participating in the Remote Summer Institute. Highlights from their projects include concepts for solar-powered autoclaves, navigation devices for paramedics, and first-aid kits for flood victims.

2020 Competition Winners

Each year, EWH recognizes the work and progress of the most outstanding EWH Chapter. The winning Chapter showed excellence and innovation in their projects, activities, and programs throughout their academic year.

The 2020 Chapter of the Year is the University of Maryland, College Park Chapter! Their 3D-printing and design projects, along with their volunteer activities, showed dedication to helping others through engineering. Congratulations, UMD!

EWH's Design Competition invites students to submit their innovative designs for medical technology that can make a difference in low-resource settings. This year, teams faced additional obstacles with the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. Each team rose to the occasion: we are impressed by the ingenuity demonstrated in the projects we received. The significant impact engineering solutions can have on healthcare challenges around the world is clearer than ever before, and we are proud to announce the winners of this year's Design Competition:

You can read more about the winning teams' designs on our blog. Thank you to all of the teams who participated in the Design Competition this year. We sincerely hope you will continue to pursue answers to global health obstacles.

Kits are on Sale!

Four past design projects

All Kits are 50% off through Labor Day, September 7! Looking for a hands-on engineering and circuitry activity for your home and virtual classes? Choose one of EWH's 3 Kits to get started. All handbooks and teaching materials are available on our website. In the US, shipping is free for your first 2 Kits!

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