Eureka Springs EAST attends Engineers Without Borders Conference

   

Eureka Springs EAST attends Engineers Without Borders Conference
8/12/2013 4:07:25 PM

Eureka Springs High School EAST Lab Facilitator Mila Lynne Powell and EAST student Kaleb Killion represented Eureka Springs High School at the 2006 Engineers Without Borders (USA) International Conference held at Rice University, in Houston, Texas last February 16-18, 2006.

Eureka Springs High School EAST Lab Facilitator Mila Lynne Powell and EAST student Kaleb Killion represented Eureka Springs High School at the 2006 Engineers Without Borders (USA) International Conference held at Rice University, in Houston, Texas last February 16-18, 2006. The Conference brought experts from around the world to discuss ways to improve the lives of local communities. Presentations covered developing sustainable leadership skills, fostering relationships with engineering students and professionals, while discovering innovative technical solutions to infrastructure issues in developing countries.

"This was a wonderful opportunity for us to share what we do in EAST and for Kaleb to meet with various professional and academic engineers and talk about our MIT InvenTeams project. We are grateful to EWB for their financial support that allowed us to attend," said Powell. As a member of EWB's Education Committee, Mrs. Powell gave a presentation on how professional engineers and engineering students can motivate and guide high school students into engineering careers. Kaleb Killion was one of only 2 high school students from across the country invited to attend the 3-day Conference. Kaleb presented information on the EAST Lab's ongoing MIT InvenTeams project involving a blood pressure measuring wristband device for youth at risk for high blood pressure. He plans to go into nanotechnology when he enters college in the fall. The second student was Pemba Sherpa, a Nepalese high school senior from Colorado.

Engineers Without Borders * USA (EWB-USA) is a non-profit humanitarian organization established to partner with developing communities worldwide in order to improve their quality of life. This partnership involves the implementation of sustainable engineering projects, while involving and training internationally responsible engineers and engineering students. The activities of ESW-USA range from the construction of sustainable systems that developing communities can own and operate without external assistance, to empowering such communities by enhancing local, technical, managerial and entrepreneurial skills. These projects are initiated by, and completed with, contributions from the host community working with EWB's project teams. EWB-USA contributes to meeting the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) through capacity building in community projects.

EAST (Environmental and Spatial Technology) is a high school class that encourages students to use advanced technologies to solve community problems. To learn more about EAST, please contact EAST facilitator Mila Powell at (479) 253-2936 or (479) 253-8875.

Eureka Springs High School EAST Student Kaleb Killion and EAST Facilitator Mila Lynne Powell attended the 2006 Engineers Without Borders (USA) International Conference held at Rice University, in Houston, Texas last February 16-18, 2006. The Conference brought experts from around the world to discuss ways to improve the lives of local communities. Presentations covered developing sustainable leadership skills, fostering relationships with engineering students and professionals, while discovering innovative technical solutions to infrastructure issues in developing countries. Mrs. Powell gave a presentation on how professional engineers and engineering students can motivate and guide high school students into engineering careers. Kaleb was one of only 2 high school students from across the country invited to attend the 3-day Conference. He presented information on the EAST Lab's ongoing MIT InvenTeam project involving a blood pressure measuring wristband device for youth at risk for high blood pressure.

Eureka Springs High School EAST Facilitator Mila Lynne Powell and EAST Student Kaleb Killion and wait for EWB Education Committee Co-Chairperson Bill Nott before they start their presentation at the 2006 Engineers Without Borders (USA) International Conference held at Rice University, in Houston, Texas last February 16-18, 2006. Mrs. Powell gave a presentation on how professional engineers and engineering students can motivate and guide high school students into engineering careers. Kaleb was one of only 2 high school students from across the country invited to attend the 3-day Conference. He presented information on the EAST Lab's ongoing MIT InvenTeam project involving a blood pressure measuring wristband device for youth at risk for high blood pressure.

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