Nottingham Engineers Without Borders (EWB)

Engineers without Borders (EWB) UK is a global organisation which aims to empower engineers to aid in human development based activities. As the EWB UK states: ‘We use engineering as a catalyst to transform our world’. At the University of Nottingham, we are a branch of the UK organisation. We are a motivated group of...

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Members typically study

  • Aerospace
  • Chemical/Process
  • Civil/Building
  • Electronic & Electrical
  • Mechanical/Manufacturing
  • Sciences/Maths

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EWB Nottingham is a growing organisation with over 170 members.
The EWB UK was founded in 2001 and there are currently 31 local groups based in the UK.
Anybody studying a STEM subject is able to get involved and participate.
We aim to inspire, enable and influence students, educators and engineers.
No project is too big or too small for us. We work locally and globally.

Recent Projects

Wind Turbine Workshop

Date: Academic Year 2015/2016 Description: This workshop lasted throughout the year with the first event being held in October where people who were interested in renewable energy got their first chance to work with V3 Power to get an overview of wind turbines and how they work. In...

Project Ghana

A group of 5 University of Nottingham students, in collaboration with Dream Big Ghana NGO, will be going to Ghana Volta region to build a compost toilet in the rural area. The toilet will be designed to provide better access to the elderly and disabled people. The materials used in the construction will require minimal maintenance...

Photovoltaic Cell Workshop

A group of 20-30 members of Engineers Without Borders Nottingham society gathered in one of the electrical engineering laboratories in University of Nottingham where, with the guidance from a few professionals, small circuits were soldered together including two photovoltaic cells which are used to charge batteries in the circuit....