To celebrate their academic achievement, third and fourth year electrical engineering students on the 2014 Dean’s merit list, were invited to join staff from the Department of Electrical Engineering on a hike to visit an old radar station at Slangkop.
A dinner to inaugurate the 16 new scholars of the Klaus-Jürgen Bathe Leadership Programme was held at the Vineyard Hotel in Newlands on 19 February 2015. The event was hosted by the the Programme Donor, Professor Klaus-Jürgen Bathe of Massachusetts, USA, and the Programme Director, Professor Alphose Zingoni of the Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment at the University of Cape Town.
Environmental engineering professor John Briscoe, who specialised in water management and received the 2014 Stockholm Water Prize—commonly referred to as “the Nobel Prize of water”—died last Wednesday of cancer. He was 66.
Amy Thompson, a 2014 UCT Landscape Architect graduate, received the prestigious Corobrik most innovative landscape architect project award for her final year thesis project titled We are Europe
Amy said, “My thesis critiques the perception of informality within the city by addressing failings in policy and legislation to allow for better informal settlement upgrade to occur."