We've been busy so far this fall wrapping up our summer virtual exchange programs, welcoming back our University Chapters, laying the groundwork for more STEM outreach efforts, hosting our first in a series of webinars slated for the next year, and planning for 2022 Summer Institutes!
We're excited to announced that we've decided to tentatively move forward with in-person Summer Institute programs in Guatemala, the Dominican Republic, and Rwanda in 2022. As always, we'll continue to monitor changing environments and keep the safety of our students and hosts at the forefront of each decision. Summer Institutes are open to all STEM university students as well as recent graduates. Learn more and apply here.
As we grow our programs, EWH is looking forward to growing our team - take a look at our current job openings here.
You can find more about what we've been up to and what we're looking forward to below. As always, we are thankful for your support as we work to provide programs, training, and opportunities to help address healthcare challenges around the globe!
Tojan B. Rahhal,
President & CEO
2022 Summer Institutes
EWH's Summer Institutes are two-month service abroad programs for undergraduates, graduate students, and young professionals
in STEM fields. The Summer Institutes place participants in the hospitals and clinics of low-resource countries to repair equipment, conduct preventative maintenance, take inventories, and train staff on how to maintain old and operate new equipment.
After pausing in-person programs in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, EWH has decided to tentatively move forward with in-person Summer Institute programs in Guatemala, the Dominican Republic, and Rwanda in 2022. Visit our website for more information and to download the application packet!
Are you a recent graduate? Passionate about educating and empowering the biomedical engineering community to improve health care delivery in the developing world? EWH is hiring for several positions!
Current job openings include Operations Coordinator, Institutes Project Manager, and Part-Time Finance Manager. Find more information and apply here.
High School Design Competition
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, EWH has sought new ways to bring students together. In 2022, we'll host our inaugural high school design competition focused on low-resource design and engineering for healthcare in an international setting!
Students will receive briefing materials on the self-led project and process – any resources, background information that would assist students to design their solution via a Google classroom portal.
They will submit an idea outlining a different health problem in developing countries and work with EWH staff to select and develop a project. Over the course of the program, students will have opportunities to hear from experts in the field via online webinars. At the end of the program, students will submit a 3-to-5-minute video presentation outlining their solution to a global health challenge, as individuals or as a group. Click here for more information and to register.
On October 13, EWH hosted Challenges to Medical Equipment Maintenance, a webinar with Institute Manager Megan Lavery. Watch
a recording and register for our next event, a panel conversation with virtual exchange program alumni in December, here.
Support the Lynn Toby Fisher Scholarship Fund
As we look forward to resuming in-person programs in 2022, EWH is more committed than ever to making our programs accessible
to economically disadvantaged students and students from our Institute host countries. One way we'll do this is by supporting students with financial aid through the Lynn Toby Fisher Scholarship Fund.
The Lynn Toby Fisher Scholarship fund was created by family and friends in memory of Lynn Toby Fisher, a former EWH board member who was deeply committed to the values exemplified in our work.
Learn more and make a donation to support engineering education for disadvantaged students by clicking here.