This month, students in the School of Engineering have been given the opportunity to apply for funding of up to £2500 for their student projects through the newly launched Engineering Student Innovation Fund.
Civil Engineering alumnus Kal Turnbull has recently attracted media attention for his idea to improve the quality of online conversations. Kal is co-founder and CEO of online platform ChangeAView.com, a startup which aims to promote thoughtful debate on online platforms. The company started with an idea which came to Kal when he was a 17-year-old teenager living in the Highlands. Feeling that he might “grown up in a bit of a small-town bubble”, Kal started a new group on the online discussion form Reddit, called Change My View.
Dr Iain Scott has been awarded a Silver Medal from the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAE) for his contribution to Leonardo’s Vixen-E family of Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) airborne radars.
3 out of 4 recent Scottish Engineering Hall of Fame additions are alumni of the University of Edinburgh’s School of Engineering. These include telephone inventor Alexander Graham Bell, lighthouse designer Robert Stevenson and structural engineer Sir Duncan Michael.