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A word from the HoD


April 2014


As usual the year is flying by - I can’t believe it’s nearly the end of April already. A large group of top quality undergraduate students joined the department at the end of February. One of the Associate Deans remarked at the end of the summer that he expects the group will be a pleasure to teach. I will also enjoy the May graduation ceremonies when we see our latest group of students awarded degrees – more about that in the next issue. In the interim keep your fingers crossed for good weather for the procession etc, on 9 May.

I am particularly pleased with the significant growth in our PhD student numbers. Our floors at Uniservices House are bursting at the seams with PhD students (both from NZ and from all over the world), with more due to enrol later this year. Our taught postgraduate programmes are also popular with strong interest in the Postgraduate Certificate in Geothermal Energy Technology and the Master of Energy degree.

We’re always on the look-out for interesting topics to set students at any level working on – if you’ve got a good problem that could do with an Engineering Science approach do let us know.

 

Professor Rosalind Archer
Head of Department
Emailr.archer@auckland.ac.nz

 

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DES News - April 2014
Inside: 2013 senior scholars and Part IV Project prizewinners; Academic staff promotions; Featured alumni: Therese Clark, Ju Zhang; Faculty of Engineering Top Teacher Awards; Associate Dean, Student Experience; New staff: Jessica Costa; Hood Fellow visit and lecture; EngSci/BME Part II field trip 2014; The Musculoskeletal Atlas Project (MAP). (265.2 kB, PDF)
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