Bioengineering enthusiast Nadira grew up in Malaysia, where she studied her undergraduate and Masters degrees in electronics before working for six years in industry with semiconductor companies Texas Instruments and Infineon Technologies. Nadira took part in the following interview to mark International Women in Engineering Day 2019.
Software developed by the School’s Dr Antonis Giannopoulos and Northumbria University’s Dr Craig Warren has been selected by Google to take part in its prestigious Summer of Code mentoring programme. Google’s international scheme connects talented student coders with software development companies offering paid opportunities over the summer holidays.
In early May, the School invited two speakers from the United States to run a whole-day intensive careers event for postdoctoral researchers. The workshops - which focused on career building, transitioning to non-academic roles, and overcoming barriers to productivity - were facilitated by Dr Karen Kelsky and Kellee Weinhold, of The Professor Is In, who provide specialist advice on all elements of the academic and post-academic career and job search.
The School's Professor Timothy Drysdale has been recognised for his pioneering work using remote laboratories in engineering teaching at the National Instruments' annual international conference, NI Week (20-23 May 2019) in Austin, Texas.
On Tuesday 14 and Wednesday 15 May, the Hewitt-Reese Spring School for Modelling Multiphase Flows took place in honour of two pioneering fluid dynamicists – the School’s Professor Jason Reese and Professor Geoff Hewitt of Imperial College London – who both passed away earlier this year.
A team of staff from the School will run in the Edinburgh Marathon on Sunday 26 May 2019 in memory of Regius Professor Jason Reese who died on 8 March this year, fundraising to create a new student Engineering prize in Professor Reese's name.