STEM and society

Community concerns- Engineering action!!!!

Case study: I happened to visit two villages in the North recently, one in Mannar district and the other is in Killinochchi district. I decided to write here about this visit in SLEN because, the communities I met during this visit, have raised issues of engineering significance. First one is Talaimannar pier GN division....

Community Development and Engineering Interventions

This article starts with an attempt to search the answer for the more trivial question in mind which is posed among the community development practitioners. “Where the professional expertise is needed?” In search of answering this question, it is necessary to think outside the box and to work with others, with other professionals and...

ROLE OF YOUNG ENGINEERS IN DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS

Engineering has a vital role in addressing the challenges arising time to time all over the world. It intersects almost every aspect of the lives of people in every nook and corner of the world. As far as engineers and professionals (other professionals within the engineering sectors) working in the humanitarian sector are concerned,...

Inauguration of IESL Ampara District Centre 2013

Institue of Enginers Sri Lanka (IESL) opened its Ampara District Centre at the Faculty of Engineering, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, Oluvil on 15th September 2013. The president of the IESL(2013/14) Eng. Tilak de Silva participated as the Chief Guest, opened the Centre and unveiled the plaque. Eng. ALM. Nizar Chairman of IESL...

Post Conflict Development – The importance of Linking Relief, Rehabilitation and Development (LRRD)

LRRD is a strategic framework within which relief aid instruments can be made to work better together to achieve continuity, coherence and cost-effectiveness. Provide assistance to victims of crises in areas of conflict Save and preserve life during emergencies and their immediate aftermath Provide relief to people affected by longer-lasting crises Carry out short-term...

So, you want to be a highly effective engineer

Tool box for Engineering Managers– Gadget 01: Johari Window: What values an engineer holds in a community make lot of difference with other professionals in the same community. What makes engineers different in a community they are born, living and working? Putting our innovative thinking capsules on, let us engineer a difference with the...