EMI revolves around the person of Jesus and serves the global Church to glorify God through core values that promote Design, Discipleship, and Diversity.
One way EMI is moving forward to instill these core values is to build up the next generation of Ugandan engineers through mentoring programs that not only enhance their technical capabilities but also provide guidance in ethical and healthy workplace practices.
For 6 years, EMI has been conducting Survey Practicums, partnering with Ugandan universities to compliment theory taught at these institutions with practical hands-on application of survey equipment and software. These practicums also provide a great platform to share what it is to be a follower of Christ, equipping participants to be a Godly influence in their workplace and community at large.
EMI invites surveyors and CAD drafters to consider being a part of our Survey Practicum training team in Uganda. By serving as a trainer, you can have a significant impact in discipleship of up-and-coming Ugandan engineers. One of the inspiring aspects of this program is the diversity offered by having former Ugandan students also serve as trainers, sharing their faith and experiences alongside international volunteer trainers.
Moses, a Ugandan student from the 2014 Survey Practicum and intern/training assistant in 2015, expresses his appreciation for this program in this way: “I am what I am today because EMI gave me an opportunity; an opportunity that has transformed me, that has made me a better person, more confident and competent than ever before. My faith is stronger! All glory to God!”
There are 2 Survey Practicums being delivered in Uganda this coming summer:
Introduction to Survey Practicum – Uganda Christian University, Mukono, Uganda. May 4th to 19th. This is for 30 – 3rd year Civil/Environmental engineering students.
Intensive Survey Practicum – EMI Uganda Office, Kajjansi Airfield, Uganda. June 1st to July 28th (multiple sessions available). This is for 9 selected Geomatics Engineering students from various universities. Volunteers welcome to apply for any one or multiple week sessions below.
Week 1 (June 4-8): Orientation, Pacing, Compass, Total Station Traverse, Auto Level Circuit, Field Notekeeping
Week 2 (June 11-15): Autonomous GNSS & Data Processing (Mapsource, Google Earth, and GPS Utility), Total Station Traverse with Data Collector Applications & Data Processing, CAD Basics
Week 3 (June 18-22): CAD Features (Surfaces), Total Station Traverse & Topo Survey with Data Collector Applications & Data Processing, Health & Safety
Week 4 (June 25-29): Topo Survey, RTK GNSS, Sketching, CAD Features - Topo Drawing
Week 5 (July 2-6): Practicing All Above, One Day Workshop for First Year Students
Week 6 (July 9-13): Field Camp - Survey approximately 30 acre site with significant infrastructure
Week 7 (July 16-20): Site Plan Production - MicroSurvey CAD, Stake Out
Week 8 (July 23-27): Complete CAD Site Plan, One Day Workshop For First Year Students, Evaluations, Closing
Please join us as we build capacity in Ugandan engineers, and help be a part of designing a world of hope.
— Patrick Cochrane, EMI Canada trip leader