Student Chapter Programs

 

The Technology Development Programme

The Technology Development (Tech Dev) Programme is a programme where skilled, experienced and passionate student volunteers are selected by EGSC to work in partnership with an NGO or beneficiary to solve technical problems with solutions that are appropriate and sustainable.

Student participants, in teams of 3-5, will be guided by an experienced engineering mentor and the NGOs themselves, to ensure that our participants would be able to develop a working prototype for the NGO at the end of the programme.

The programme will start in 9 January 2017 and run for 3-6 months, depending on the complexity of the project.

As part of the Tech Dev programme, we will be hosting/conducting lessons to equip you with the necessary skills needed to excel in the project. These skills range from soft skills like design thinking workshops to more technical skills like prototyping with Arduino and 3D printing.

For students from NUS Faculty of Engineering, the Tech Dev project may also count towards the EG2606A/B Independent Work (IW) module or be considered under Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (UROP). More details can be found here.

 
 

Timeline

Current Problem Statements

Details about our partners and their problem statements will be released as we confirm them (until the end December) and will be published and updated on this page. There will only be one team working on one project with each organisation.

Partner organisation: Society for the Physically Disabled (SPD)
SPD focuses on maximising the potential of people with disabilities and integrating them into mainstream society.

Problem Statement: In older HDB flats, there are often a few doorsteps leading into the home. This can be a hindrance for wheelchair users when they enter or leave their house. Volunteers would be given the opportunity to develop a prototype to enable wheelchair users to surmount these steps independently.


Partner organisation: (these)abilities
(these)abilities is a design & technology company that aims to "Disable Disabilities" by designing & building products that level the playing field for Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) at work, at home and during play.

Problem Statement: Interactions between disability groups is an issue that is usually overlooked. Based on our experiences, different functional capabilities often result in interrupted and misunderstood interactions, or out of convenience, the PWDs don't interact at all if they don't have to. For example, an individual with hearing impairment who communicates mainly through sign language will encounter difficulties interacting with someone who is unable to sign or write/type due to upper limb mobility issues. Volunteers will be tasked to develop technology to facilitate effective communication and interaction between people with different disabilities.

 

Partner organisation: Bishan Home for the Intellectually Disabled (BHID)
BHID is one of the first purposefully built residential homes for people with intellectual disabilities in Singapore.

Problem Statement: As the residents in Bishan Home age, they gradually develop problems in gait and balance. Volunteers would be tasked to improve a preliminary prototype which analyses the gait and balance of BHID residents. Volunteers would also be expected to collect, examine and validate data to assess their fall risk. The main focus of this project is to come up with a portable and cost-effective solution that is also user-friendly.


Partner organisation: Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore (MINDS)
MINDS is a voluntary welfare organisation based in Singapore, that provides services for the intellectually disabled.

Problem Statement: Volunteers would be tasked to develop technical solutions that aid beneficiaries in processing information from day-to-day activities so as to respond appropriately. Examples of day-to-day activities that volunteers can consider expediting include taking the bus, using the elevator, making monetary transactions and navigation.

 
How to register

Sign up as a mentor at this link now! Registration is open until 16 January 2017.

You can sign up in teams of 3-5 or as individuals and be teamed up with other participants interested in the same problem statements. We will invite selected participants to an interview, before formally announcing the formed teams by 8 January 2017.

If you would like to know more about the Tech Dev programme, or would like to further clarify any questions, do contact us at students@EngineeringGood.org and we will get back to you promptly!

Get in touch

For more information about the Engineering Good Student Chapter, visit the student chapter page here

Interested in creating new partnerships with us? Contact us at students@EngineeringGood.org.

Interested in opportunities with our student chapter (students and professionals)? Check for available volunteer opportunities here.

To get updates on our various programmes, like our Facebook page and join our mailing list to get our regular newsletter, Hearty Techies!

Past projects

Envelope 2015

Envelope 2015, held in August of 2015, was a seminar event organised by the Engineering Good Student Chapter. Envelope exposed and engaged more than a hundred students to how organizations in Singapore use sustainable and appropriate solutions to help various communities, be it in Singapore or overseas.

Click here to read more!

 
Project Make-Possible with IES-NUS

Project Make Possible was an event to help bridge the current gap between engineers and disadvantaged communities. Project Make-Possible began with a Humanitarian Engineering talk, where participants were introduced to the concept of Humanitarian Engineering, followed by a Makerthon.

Click here to read more!

 
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Engineers Without Borders Asia - Worley Parsons

WorleyParsons is a global provider of professional services to the energy, resource, and complex process industries.

WorleyParsons shares the conviction that each individual has the ability to make a positive impact in the world, which is reflected in WorleyParsons’ internal key organisational value of leadership which strives to empower individuals and encourages them to take responsibility. WorleyParsons envisages a global support scheme of humanitarian engineering organisations in each of our Regions to further develop our internal commitment to Corporate Responsibility.

WorleyParsons Singapore is Engineering Good’s founding corporate partner. Through their Corporate Responsibility Team, WorleyParsons Singapore incubated Engineering Good (formerly known as Engineers Without Borders Asia) in Singapore. A dedicated staff was heavily involved in the inception journey of the organisation, seeing it through successful registration. WorleyParsons also provided seed-funds and office facilities to support the initial operations of the organisation.

For more information on WorleyParsons, please visit their corporate responsibility page.

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Engineers Without Borders Asia - NYC

The National Youth Council (NYC) was set up by the Singapore Government on 1 November 1989 as the national co-ordinating body for youth affairs in Singapore and the focal point of international youth affairs.

At NYC, we believe in a world where young people are respected and heard, and have the ability to influence and make a difference to the world. Together with our partners, we develop a dynamic and engaging environment where young people are inspired to dream and committed to action. 

We hear youth >>> Here for youth

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Special thanks to Teo Keng Pheng for sponsoring the 4% admin fee for this crowdfunding campaign ♥

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Youth Corps Singapore is a national institution that supports youths who are keen to serve the community. As the catalyst for youth volunteerism, it harnesses the energy and passion of youths to ignite positive change in society through community development projects. Bringing together Singapore Citizens and PRs aged 16 to 35, Youth Corps Singapore provides a platform for youths to learn new skills and meet like-minded peers, who aspire to go forth and create a better Singapore and a better world for all.

Click here to visit our Portal and discover how you can get involved.

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Envelope 2015

Envelope 2015, held in August of 2015, was a seminar event organised by the Engineering Good Student Chapter. Envelope exposed and engaged more than a hundred students to how organizations in Singapore use sustainable and appropriate solutions to help various communities, be it in Singapore or overseas. Guest speakers included speakers from World Toilet Organization, Operation Hope Foundation, Ground Up Initiative, NUS Energy Office and many more!

The first half of Envelope consisted of a series of talks by our invited guest speakers, where they introduced Humanitarian Engineering as it is done in its many different forms, showcasing the many possibilities for students to engage in Humanitarian Engineering as it best suits them. In the second half of Envelope, students could chose to more directly engage with speakers they were more interested in by joining their respective short workshops.

Check out Envelope 2015’s Facebook page for more photos of the event!

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Project Make-Possible with IES-NUS

Project Make Possible was an event to help bridge the current gap between engineers and disadvantaged communities. Project Make-Possible began with a Humanitarian Engineering talk, where participants were introduced to the concept of Humanitarian Engineering, followed by a Makerthon.

The Makerthon was made possible through collaboration with Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) Labs and the Society for the Physically Disabled (SPD). Over a week, 10 teams of 4 participants went to SPD to learn more about the problems faced by the physically disabled and develop prototypes to tackle problems identified for a mini-competition. The winners were awarded a total seed funding of $3000 with the option of continuing their work with SPD.

Read more about the event at SPD’s publication on Project Make-Possible and check out more photos at Project Make-Possible’s Facebook page!

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