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This workshop sheds light on the challenges faced by women in disadvantaged communities, particularly around maternal health.

We explore how engineering can be used as a vehicle for addressing these issues in the context of Timor-Leste.

In particular, we explore the challenges of limited road infrastructure in Timor Leste and the need to improve access to resources and facilities, as well as medical services. We examine the diverse professions involved in road infrastructure projects and the required team work skills across these professions for a successful delivery.

Students are then tasked with designing a road in a rural community, and brainstorming and presenting possible restraints related to their assigned profession. Students work together to determine the best path for the road that satisfies the requirements of each profession.

Students then evaluate the advantages and difficulties they faced trying to satisfy each profession’s needs. This is to emphasise the complexities of real projects and also highlight how they have experienced the engineering design process.

Workshop details

  • Workshop type: Engineering
  • Minimum number of students: 5
  • Maximum number of students: 30
  • Year level: Year 8 - 10
  • Duration: 1 hour

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