2014 Wrap Up: Alumni and Industry Events
We have been delighted to have met with several hundred of our alumni and friends throughout the year, through various events and programs designed to engage with our community.
Industry Based Learning Program with Australia’s best students
Over a dozen students have commenced summer vacation industry placements with host employers as part of the Melbourne School of Engineering’s new Industry Based Learning program.
Vale: John Styles (1946-2014)
Staff and students in the Melbourne School of Engineering and the Department of Infrastructure Engineering have been saddened at the recent passing of alumnus and staff member John Styles, who was a well loved and respected teacher and colleague for more than three decades.
Alumni in Conversation: Kanchana Perera
Kanchana Perera completed a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronics) and a Bachelor of Computer Science in 2005; and then a MBA from the Melbourne Business School in 2013. We caught up with Kanchana recently and asked her a few questions about her time at University, and what she’s been up to since.
Report to Donors 2014
Philanthropically, 2014 has been an exceptional year for the School and we are grateful for the support from our donors.
Alumnus receives top honour from Engineers Australia
Prominent Melbourne School of Engineering alumnus, Dr Maxwell Lay, has been presented with Engineers Australia’s most prestigious award, The 2014 Peter Nicol Russell Memorial Medal for Career Achievement Award in Engineering.
Top international prize for alumna and Robogals founder Marita Cheng
Engineering and IT graduate and founder of Robogals, Marita Cheng, has been honoured with a prestigious international award in recognition of her ongoing work to promote engineering and technology as a career path for young women.
Leading polymer researcher tells the story of the plastic banknote in new book
Prime Minister’s Prize winning researcher and Honorary Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Professor David Solomon has launched a book outlining the development of Australia’s revolutionary plastic banknotes.
MAP startup teams bound for Silicon Valley
The University of Melbourne’s in-house entrepreneur accelerator, the Melbourne Accelerator Program, (MAP) is headed to Silicon Valley.
Wade Institute to foster next generation of entrepreneurs
A new institute dedicated to developing the next generation of entrepreneurs has been made possible thanks to a $10-million donation from University of Melbourne alumnus Peter Wade.
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