Engineering World Health
We inspire, educate, and empower the biomedical engineering community to improve healthcare delivery in the developing world.
EWH is a dynamic global organization serving engineering students, healthcare professionals, communities around the world and, most importantly, patients in need.
EWH inspires, educates and empowers young engineers, scientists and medical professionals from more developed parts of the world to use their engineering skills to improve global health. EWH offers young professionals an eye-opening, life-changing experience that encourages life-long engagement with global health, and enables them immediately to provide meaningful service to patients in the developing world.
EWH also supports training programs in Asia, Africa and Latin America that are building a workforce of in-country biomedical engineering technicians and instructors. Working in partnership with local hospitals, educational institutions and governments, EWH is improving local capacity to run efficient hospitals up to international standards now and in the future.
EWH design competitions encourage innovation in lifesaving medical equipment for under-resourced parts of the world.
From its university chapters to its K-12 STEM education programs, from its engagement of exceptional students in the developed world to the education of newly empowered technicians in Africa, Asia and Latin America, EWH builds a global engineering community of knowledge development and exchange.
The CU BMES chapter began an EWH chapter in the spring of 2014 and it's currently comibined with the BMES chapter. For the upcoming 2014-2015 school year, the main project will involve learning engineering concepts and hand-on skills through constructing an EWH kit. These kits consist of parts and assembly directions to be used in training EWH biomedical engineering technicians (BMET) students in developing countries around the world.
For more information visit the EWH website
Information courtesy of the EWH website.
Next Meeting Information
First meeting of the Fall 2014 semester!
When: Sept. 3, 2014, 5 - 6:30 PM
Where: ECCR 139
Industry Advisory Council-Department of Mechanical Engineering
Colorado Engineering Dean's office