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.
A presentation at the Water Institution of South Africa 2016 Conference by Ben Biggs, an MSc student in the Urban Water Management Research Group, made quite an impression. An article on his presentation ‘A water supply from roads’ appeared in The Mercury.
Iain Paton recently made history as the first person to graduate from the newly introduced Professional Masters Degree in Geotechnical Engineering (MGeotech) programme. Iain’s degree was awarded with distinction and his dissertation entitled An investigation into the geotechnical nature of aeolian coversands in the Knysna area of the Southern Cape.
“Higher education must change the person and it must change their capacity to act in the world, what they can do and how they do it,” says Case, who is based at UCT’s Centre for Research in Engineering and Science Education. Her 2014 book, Researching Student Learning in Higher Education: A social realist approach, has won UCT’s Meritorious Book Award for 2015.