MBB Workshop for Engineers Without Borders OSU Kenya Team

Last week, MBB hosted a workshop on collaboration for the members of EWB-OSU’s Lela, Kenya project travel team.  We presented information on situation mapping and Walker & Daniels’ Commitment to Collaboration Compact, then facilitated small group activities and discussions to help the EWB group gain a holistic understanding of their project community and situation, plus learn collaboration techniques that they could use with the Lela community.

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Miriah presenting on the situation mapping activity.The EWB Kenya travel team working on their situation maps

Situation Mapping

The EWB Kenya travel team working on their situation maps

Discussing Collaboration

Discussing elements of collaboration in the CCC activity: The EWB team can use this technique to develop their Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Lela, Kenya community.

The event was a huge success, and it marked the beginning of what we hope will be an ongoing relationship between MBB OSU and EWB OSU.  Ultimately, we would someday like to see a relationship between our parent organizations, too!  We look forward to hosting additional workshops for EWB and other campus/community groups!

Grad Student Forums

Several OSU MBB members facilitated small group discussions about the quality of the graduate education experience at Oregon State University.  After four grad student forums, the results of the discussions were compiled into a report for the graduate school.  The OSU grad school will be using this report to help formulate their five-year plan and improve the OSU grad student experience!

You can check out the report here: Open Forums Project Final Report, February 2012