EBE Research Expo
On Wednesday 9 May, the EBE postgraduate student council hosted the fifth EBE Research Expo
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Women in Engineering
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Tuesday, 17 July 2018
Award for first-year architectural students at international conference

In December 2017, three first-year architectural studies students presented a paper at an international conference hosted by the Faculty of Architecture Research Unit (FARU) at the University of Moratuwa in Sri Lanka. Their paper titled “Bringing water to new heights,” received a commended student paper award.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 12:15
Supporting science teachers

An initiative of c*change (a Department of Science and Technology and National Research Foundation of South Africa Centre of Excellence) is catalysing change in South African high schools by supporting science teachers.

Publication Date:
Monday, February 26, 2018 - 11:45
Dual desalination could increase water yield

Reverse osmosis followed by eutectic freeze crystallisation, a process used to treat mine waste water, could boost fresh water yields during seawater desalination, a final-year chemical engineering project has shown. However, the process is currently expensive and needs further research.

Publication Date:
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 09:45
Greenovate Award for student’s recycled-urine project

Houses built with bio-bricks made from urine? Waterless urinals feeding home-based fertiliser factories? Four final-year civil engineering projects are showing the way in a future of increasing water scarcity. And one of these, Craig Flanagan’s fertiliser-from-urine venture, bagged a prestigious Greenovate Award – and R30 000 – in Johannesburg last night.

Publication Date:
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 09:00