2023 Summer Institute Info Session | Thursday, January 5 2023
Are you an undergraduate, graduate student, or young professional in STEM? Use your skills for good and serve as a volunteer biomedical equipment technician with EWH next Summer in Uganda or Guatemala!
You'll gain hands-on engineering experience while while immersing yourself in a new culture and making meaningful contributions to low-resource healthcare systems. After one month in intensive technical and language training, you'll work as part of a small group at an EWH partner hospital making equipment repairs, working with local staff, and living in the local community.
Thinking about applying? Already committed but still have questions?
Find more information an apply at www.ewh.org/apply
Engage: Awards Ceremony + Year in Review
Join EWH to celebrate what we've accomplished so far in 2022 and learn how you can get involved!
Join us virtually on Thursday, August 25 at 12 PM EST for ENGAGE featuring:
- Keynote Speaker Dr. Cori Lathan, CEO of AnthroTronix and Author, Inventing the Future: Stories from a Techno-Optimist
- Inside look at our 2022 Summer Institutes in the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Rwanda, and Nepal from program alumni
- Annoucement of our 2022 college and high school Design Competition winners and Chapter of the Year
- A sneak peek at 2023
- Post-event networking session!
Women in STEM: a conversation with industry leaders & women who inspire us
To celebrate International Women in Engineering Day on June 23, 2022 Engineering World Health President & CEO Dr. Tojan Rahhal sat down with four inspiring women in STEM for a conversation about how they've forged paths in their respective industries. They shared personal stories about what sparked their interest in science and who helped them along the way, challenges they've faced as women and women of color in historically male-dominated sectors, and offered advice for girls and women interested in STEM careers on mentorship, communication, adopting a change mindset, and more. Listen here.
Innovating Solutions to Global Health Challenges
A follow-up to Challenges to Medical Equipment Maintenance, during this event, EWH staff and guest speakers with expertise in engineering for international healthcare explored the low-resource design process and highlighted innovations in low-resource healthcare. Watch here.
The Virtual Exchange Experience
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, EWH has offered virtual programs to facilitate cross cultural exchange and engineering education opportunities for students even when travel is not possible, facilitating cross-cultural experiences for nearly 250 high school and university students across three continents in 2021.
• Virtual Engineering Innovation & Cultural Exchange supported by the Stevens Initiative
During this panel conversation, EWH virtual program alumni and facilitators from the United States, Lebanon, and El Salvador discuss the virtual exchange experience. Watch here.
Challenges to Medical Equipment Maintenance
To meet medical equipment needs, many hospitals in low-income countries rely on donated equipment. However, studies have shown that nearly 40% of donated medical equipment arrives in-country unstable, and over 95% is unusable after five years. Additionally, hospitals in developing countries face significant challenges accessing skilled technicians who can install, maintain, or repair medical equipment. As a result, equipment essential to diagnosing diseases, sterilizing tools, and performing surgery quickly falls out of service. EWH was founded in 2011 to help address this challenge. Watch here.