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  • On Wednesday 10 July, students from the School of Engineering, the School of Informatics and other universities outside of the UK took part in a lightning presentation event. The Two-Minute Project Presentation event marks the mid-point of the School’s summer internship programme and provides students with an opportunity to showcase the projects they have been working on, while also practising their presentation skills.

    Winner of the Two-Minute Project Presentation event, Eduards Berzins (third from left) is presented with prize by PhD student Evangelos Kafantaris, alongside runners-up, Courtney Blain (second from left) and Doga Satir (second from right) and other judging panel members, Professor Tim Stratford and Naomi Imms
  • The School’s Deputy Head of School and Bert Whittington Chair Professor Gareth Harrison is part of an expert panel which recently concluded a major inquiry into the future of Scotland’s energy. The two-year long inquiry was initiated by the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE), Scotland’s National Academy, to address the challenge of meeting Scotland’s future energy requirements in the face of increasing demand, power station closures, and pressing carbon reduction targets.

    The inquiry's report suggested that wind energy (onshore and offshore) could play a role in meeting Scotland's future energy needs
  • American materials scientist and engineer Professor Jennifer Ann Lewis has been recognised for her outstanding contribution to the field of engineering with an honorary degree from the University of Edinburgh. Lewis received the honour during the School of Engineering graduation ceremony at the McEwan Hall on Wednesday 3 July 2019.

    Professor Jennifer Lewis (centre, bottom row), with her guests (top row), University Principal Professor Peter Mathieson (bottom left), and Professor Christopher Hall (bottom right)

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