A launch for the newly acquired Agilent network analyser was held in the New Engineering Building foyer on Tuesday 2 December.
A/Professor Riana Geschke invited DVC Professor Francis Petersen, academic staff, students, guests from industry and a representative from the NRF to celebrate the acquisition of this sophisticated instrument.
Vice-Chancellor Dr Max Price recently awarded certificates to 16 recipients of the Bathe Leadership Programme, established at UCT in March 2014 through a R11-million gift from Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Professor Klaus-Jürgen Bathe.
On 8 November, Dr Dyllon Randall, an alumnus from the Department of Chemical Engineering at UCT, won 3rd place at the Falling Walls Lab competition which was held in Berlin. 100 young scientists, young entrepreneurs and innovators from 34 countries had three minutes to present their research projects, ideas and initiatives concerning social challenges and the big issues of the future.
On Wednesday, 24 September members of the 2014 EBESC went to the Victoria Mxenge community, in Phillipi to plant a tree. The community was started by a group of women in 1991 who started a joint savings scheme and taught themselves every aspect of building to design and construct their homes as they were sick of living in shacks. For little more than the cost of the very basic RDP home, the women can build three-bedroom homes of around 85 sq metres. So successful has the project been that they now advise other women’s groups around the world how to build homes.