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  1. 1. The Engineer and the Global Humanitarian: Engineering in the Developing WorldA live webinar presented by ASMEPart of the E-Week Global Marathon For, By and About Women in Engineering and Technology <br />Monday, March 7, 2011<br />5:00 – 6:00 pm ET<br />___________________<br />Toll-Free Dial-In: (866) 359-4571<br />Toll Number: (281) 319-9876<br />Participant Code: 476 135 8615<br />Featuring:<br /><ul><li>Yuri Estrada, P.E.AECOM | ASCE | EWB-NY
  2. 2. Susmita DeColumbia University
  3. 3. Iana ArandaEngineering for Change | EWB-USA</li></ul> Moderated by Charlene Tung, <br /> ASME Center for Leadership & Diversity<br />
  4. 4. Discussion Topics<br />
  5. 5. Forming partnerships at the intersection<br />AECOM<br />ASCE<br />EWB-NY<br />
  6. 6. Connecting Globally<br />Vast differences around the world<br />Same needs<br />Potential for global impact<br />
  7. 7. Why Collaborate?<br /><ul><li>Resource Sharing (intellectual, material)
  8. 8. Cost effectiveness, efficiency
  9. 9. Expand footprint
  10. 10. Maximize impact
  11. 11. Mutual benefit
  12. 12. Shared risks, rewards, accountability</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>Technical Excellence
  13. 13. Efficiency
  14. 14. Maximum Impact
  15. 15. Integrity
  16. 16. Innovation
  17. 17. Agility</li></ul>Key Organizations<br />
  18. 18. Partnerships at the Intersection<br />Across Industries<br />Multi-Discipline<br />Across Cultures<br />Global Outreach <br />Global Development<br />Across Sectors<br />Leaders & Innovators<br />
  19. 19. Human Impact<br />Health<br />Empowerment<br />Opportunity <br />
  20. 20. Corporate consulting to development practice<br />Columbia University<br />
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  23. 23. Challenges in the Field <br />
  24. 24. Social Innovation: something new, or a new approach that provides social value?<br />Social Enterprise<br />Financial Value<br />Private Sector<br />Development<br />Social Value<br />Source: Prof S. Minard<br />
  25. 25. Supporting worldwide engineering education<br />Engineering for ChangeEWB-USA<br />
  26. 26. The Need<br />~ 1/6 of the global population lacks access to clean, safe drinking water<br />~ 1/4 of the worlds population (1.5B) lack access to electricity <br />
  27. 27. The Engineering Toolbox<br />Engineering students and professionals are driven by:<br />
  28. 28. Potential Benefit to Society<br />
  29. 29. The Gaps<br />Information is disparate, often leading to ‘re-inventing the wheel’<br />Development organizations often need engineering insight but lack access to technical community<br />Educational opportunities for students vary regionally<br />Need community of practice as an additional training ground<br />Lack of a centralized collaboration hub where knowledge/ experience can be captured and leveraged to advance the field<br />
  30. 30. E4C features an open, innovative, user-friendly <br />online platform that promotes...<br />COMMUNITY<br />CONTENT<br />COLLABORATION<br />19<br />
  31. 31. The E4C Vision<br />Mobilize engineering professionals, students, associations, academic centers, development agencies and local communities around a common goal of providing sustainable solutions that improve the quality of life in underserved communities<br />Serve as a “network” that brings volunteer engineers across professions together to work as virtual teams with local organizations, schools and communities<br />Aggregate content and be an open knowledge source for a range of workable solutions for meeting basic community needs. <br />Be a resource for developing effective solutions that could be adapted and improved across diverse communities and regions<br />Virtually connect educators and students to on-the-ground projects and identify opportunities for service learning and K-12 education<br />
  32. 32. TOPIC PAGE<br />Site organized by topic areas: Health, Energy, Water, Sanitation, Structures, Information Systems, Food & Agriculture<br />
  33. 33. E4C WORKSPACE<br />Online spaces where challenges can be posed and multi-disciplinary teams can collaborate on new solutions<br />
  34. 34. SOLUTIONS LIBRARY<br />A free, open source archive of technology solutions from around the world that can be replicated and adapted across regions <br />
  35. 35. APPROPRIATE SOLUTION (EXAMPLE)<br />Each solution will reflect the contributing organization, where it’s been implemented and supporting documentation <br />
  36. 36. LEARNING CENTER<br />Design Principles, educational resources, site how-to’s<br />
  37. 37. The E4C Coalition<br />FOUNDING PARTNERS:<br />SUPPORTERS:<br />
  38. 38. Real world education <br />through collaboration.<br />
  39. 39. Questions?<br />Use the question box on your screen to pose a question.<br />Panelist Contact Information:<br />Yuri Estrada, AECOM<br />Yurintzy.Estrada@aecom.com<br />Susmita De, Columbia University<br />susmita.s.de@gmail.com<br />Iana Aranda, E4C<br />iana@engineeringforchange.org<br />

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