Adam van Heerden from the School of Architecture, Planning & Geomatics at UCT has won the Student Award at the 2016 Royal Town Planning Institute’s (RTPI) Awards for Research Excellence. The RTPI is the UK's leading planning body for spatial, sustainable and inclusive planning and is the largest planning institute in Europe.
Professor Alison Lewis was one of four UCT winners at the annual Department of Science and Technology’s Women in Science Awards (WISA) held in Johannesburg on 11 August. Dr Muthoni Masinde received the Distinguished Young Women Researchers – Research and Innovation award while Belinda Speed and Xolisile Thusini took home the DST Doctoral Scholarship and the Tata Africa Master’s Scholarship respectively.
Adele Boadzo, a 2015 electrical engineering master’s graduate, has been selected as a 2016 Mandela Washington Fellow. She completed her BSc in electrical engineering in 2010 and her MSc in 2015 under the supervision of Dr Sunetra Chowdhury.
Professor Sue Harrison from the Department of Chemical Engineering received the 2015/2016 NSTF-South32 Award in the category for engineering capacity development over the last five to ten years. It is awarded to individuals who, over the last five to ten years, demonstrated ding leadership in increasing the participation of young researchers or engineers in their chosen SET fields.