Showcase and Awards

The annual EWB Challenge Showcase is a fantastic opportunity for EWB Challenge and EWB Research Challenge students in Australia and New Zealand to demonstrate their design and research projects and sustainable engineering solutions in front of community partner representatives and judges, industry professionals, members of the EWB network and public, academics and peers. The Showcase is held annually in early December and provides finalists with an opportunity to share their ideas, be inspired by their peers, participate in further workshops, network with industry professionals and get involved further with Engineers Without Borders Australia.

Each year the EWB Challenge requires that students use their technical knowledge, problem-solving skills, and understanding of the demographic, economic, and social realities of the partner community to design sustainable engineering solutions. See the ‘previous top reports‘ page for a snapshot of some of the high quality student work produced from previous Challenges.

Students and judges in a pitching session with the top teams from Murdoch University, University of Melbourne and Queensland University of Technology at the online 2020 EWB Challenge Series Showcase

Who is invited to present at the EWB Challenge Series Showcase?

At the conclusion of each academic semester of the EWB Challenge, participating universities submit up to four student projects to EWB. Volunteers from EWB’s industry partner organisations review each project, and the top team from each university from across Australia and New Zealand are selected to present their work at the Showcase.

All EWB Research Challenge participants are also invited to present their research at the Showcase.

What can I expect from participating in the Showcase?

Over the course of the full or multi-day event, top EWB Challenge student teams will have the opportunity to present their design projects to representatives from the community partner organisation to hear about their ideas and celebrate their hard work. All teams will share their ideas and a panel of judges will select award-winners in various categories. This includes EWB Research Challenge students.

Students from Curtin University at the 2019 EWB Challenge Showcase at WEC in Melbourne