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Humanitarian Engineering Gains New Recognition

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Awards nominations deadline fast approaching to celebrate achievements in the field of global humanitarian engineering

Dallas (May 17, 2013) - The closing for nominations in Global Humanitarian Engineering Awards is coming up rapidly. The international awards will celebrate outstanding contributions to the field for the first time.

The two award categories for 2013 are: Global Humanitarian Engineer of the Year and Global Humanitarian Project of the Year. Nominations close June 2nd 2013, and the awards will be presented in Silicon Valley at the IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference October 21- 23.

Press coverage of the conference exhibits and presentations will be carried extensively on the ScienceNews Radio Network program Promise of Tomorrow with Colonel Mason, locally produced in Dallas, Texas

The awards started with Rebecca Dracup and Andrew Perren, two engineering students at the University of Western Australia in 2012. Until now it has been very difficult to find stories of success about engineering and engineers in the humanitarian and development sectors so they created the Global Humanitarian Engineering Awards (GHEA) with the help of the IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference and Engineers Without Borders Australia.

"We opened nominations on May 1st 2013 and are hoping to attract nominations from every corner of the world", Perren said.

To nominate or find learn about GHEA 2013 visit