STEM Outreach

EWB-PMP participated in the virtual 2020 STEM Expo on November 6 for Portland school system students. A small team of EWB-PMP volunteers created two “Jeopardy” games for students to access and play. If you haven’t done so already, you can check out the games at http://jeopardylabs.com/158092. Click on either of the two games listed; on the next screen, on the next screen, click 1 TEAM if you’re going to play it yourself, or any other number of teams that is appropriate for your group play, then click start. Selecting an actual number of teams sets up the scorekeeping portion of the program. We hope to resume working with the local schools in the 2021-22 school year.

EWB-PMP Chapter Outreach

EWB-PMP provides mentoring to the UMaine student chapter in Orono and has been contacted by several EWB student chapters including Trinity College, U Hartford, Drexel, Harvard, Northeastern (Uganda), BU, WPI, and Penn State to support drilling efforts on their projects. Although these student chapters have professional chapters in their respective states, they have specifically reached out to EWB-PMP because in addition to engineers, we have three registered geologists with significant expertise in the siting, design, and construction of potable water wells.  In addition to potable well design support, our geologists have also:

      –  filmed virtual classes;

      –  made presentations at local meetings (live) as well as

          recorded presentations for EWB-USA national conferences;

      –  provided drilling demos from local licensed drillers, and

      –  staffed office hours at EWB-USA.org.

EWB-PMP geologists have also worked jointly with the Hartford and New Haven Professional Chapters most recently on projects in Tanzania and Nicaragua, respectively.

Portland Adult Ed Outreach

We also work with Portland Adult Ed to help immigrant and refugee engineers edit resumes and determine training and/or certification requirements that might be necessary in order to obtain engineering-related jobs here in Maine.