These are some ideas assessed at the second Engineers to the Rescue Workshop on Wednesday 28 September 2016. Two hours are not enough to develop a business model but how about developing an undergraduate research project or public engagement event in a similar workshop?
Many congratulations to Edinburgh PhD graduate Dr Barbara Lane, Technology Group Leader at Arup and Visiting Professor of Fire Safety Engineering at the University of Edinburgh, on her election as Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (FREng).
The Eng Inn will reopen on Monday September 5th and its usual opening hours will be 08.30 - 16.00, Monday to Friday. We trialled the earlier opening time of 08.30 earlier this year and feedback on this indicates that there is currently demand for it to continue.
The University of Edinburgh's current Formula Student team, (Edinburgh University Formula Student) was founded in September 2014 by a group of ambitious engineering students to compete against 100 teams from around the world, at the iMechE's long-established Formula Student UK event on the GP Sil
Shashank Kumar, a recently graduated Mechanical Engineering student, undertook the Sustainable Building Engineering [SBE] workshop at ESITC Caen, France that is only open to students that have completed three years of higher education. It was a tailored mix of lectures (medium of teaching is english); tutored group sessions and independent group work over a period of 4 weeks from Monday 30th May to Friday 24th June 2016. The choices of lectures were background dependent and delivered from high-level international companies. The workshops were comprised of project teams composed of students from several different European civil engineering schools working on a group project that was assessed by three project reviews.
2018 will mark the 150th anniversary of the Regius Chair of Engineering, thus establishing engineering studies at the University of Edinburgh on a par with the best in the UK. The School of Engineering will be marking this significant anniversary with a programme of events and activities. Planning has begun, and we also want to receive ideas and suggestions from our community of staff, students and alumni – or indeed anyone with a great idea!
On 23 June 2016 the UK electorate voted in a national referendum to leave the EU. There is no immediate, material change for our staff, students and EU-funded programmes, however, there will of course be many questions that staff and students, current and prospective, wish to ask. This site aims to address many of the immediate issues. Given the uncertainty at this stage, we may not be able to answer all your queries, or to answer them definitively, but we will work hard to keep you updated with the relevant changes.
This winning entry to the Excellence in Structural Engineering Education Award describes how the University of Edinburgh has put creative design at the heart of its civil engineering degree programmes.
Congratulations to Dr Tim Stratford, Senior Lecturer in the Civil Engineering discipline and Head of the Engineering Graduate School, who received The Institution of Structural Engineers (the IStructE’s) Excellence in Structural Engineering Education Award on 8th June 2016 for innovations in teaching design as part of our Civil & Environmental Engineering degrees.