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New group aims to LEAD the way for female engineering students
Ladies in Engineering At Deakin - or LEAD - is a fun networking group for Deakin University’s female engineering students
Deakin University and Prior Snow, a Canadian ski and snowboard company, are working together to develop more environmentally friendly high performance skis and boards
New engineering labs spark new opportunities
These are the latest additions to a suite of refurbished engineering laboratories and equipment that ensure facilities for engineering at Deakin are world class
Alumni Awards Honour Roll 2012
Marin Burela recieves the Deakin Alumni of the Year Award for outstanding service in his profession in recognition of his outstanding leadership and management in the automotive industry.
Deakin University’s School of Engineering and the Australian Paralympic Committee have signed an MOU based around developing high impact sports technologies for elite Paralympian athletes.
CADET project gets the green light
Deakin Vice Chancellor, Professor Jane den Hollander, today welcomed the Federal Government's announcement of funding for the university's new Centre for Advanced Design in Engineering Training (CADET) at Geelong Waurn Ponds campus.
Deakin steps in to host national Science and Engineering Challenge final
It was all systems go at Deakin’s Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus on Tuesday 30 October as secondary school students from around Australia competed for the honour of winning the 2012 Science and Engineering Challenge National Final.
Boardshorts under the microscope during Deakin Week
Dr Paul Collins, School of Engineering, gave guests an insight into Deakin’s leading research in the field of sports technology at an event during Deakin Week.
Investment powers new equipment purchase
Deakin’s electrical and electronics engineering students will benefit from an investment of $1.2m in new equipment for the School of Engineering’s electrical and renewable energy laboratories.
In the spotlight for strategic plan launch
Engineering PhD student Junior Nomani was centre stage at the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus for Deakin’s LIVE the future: Agenda 2020 strategic plan launch, giving the address on behalf of the student body at the Campus.
Celebrating how engineers 'make it so'
Deakin's School of Engineering is a sponsor of Australian Engineering Week, happening nationally from Monday 6 August to Sunday 12 August. Coordinated by Engineers Australia, the week has the slogan 'if you can imagine it, engineers make it so' and celebrates and promotes the work of engineers at a variety of events.
Gold prize for research into making coloured concrete
Deakin School of Engineering PhD candidate Buthainah Al-Kharabsheh was presented with the Gold Prize at the Korea International Women's Invention Exposition (KIWIE) 2012 held in Seoul in May.
CADET a boon to research
The successful creation of CADET, the Centre for Advanced Design in Engineering Training, will play a big role in producing researchers of the future.
Discovering science and engineering can be fun
Year 10 students from across the region and beyond recently gathered at Deakin's Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus for the 2012 Science and Engineering Challenge.
Engineering researchers in industry partnership
A team of researchers from the School of Engineering led by Dr Riyadh Al-Ameri and including PhD students, Buthainah Al-Kharabsheh and Yang An, has commenced work on an industry related project through the AMSI Intern Program
Future of city driving
New ultra efficient crossover car that combines the fun drive and small size of a motorbike with the safety and comfort of a small car could be a future travel option thanks to the work of Deakin University engineering experts.
From little things big things grow with civil engineering at Deakin
The equipment in Deakin University’s new civil engineering laboratory might be on a small scale, but the outcomes for students and the wider community could be enormous.
Engineering researcher selected as 2011 Fresh Scientist
Frank Will, School of Engineering, was announced as one of this year’s group of 16 Fresh Scientists for his research into improving fuel consumption in motor vehicles through an invention that uses uses waste heat to reduce friction by warming the engine oil.
Deakin researchers headed for China
Dr Bernard Rolfe (School of Engineering) and Professor Lingxue Kong (Centre for Material and Fibre Innovation) are members of a group of eight “outstanding mid-career researchers” visiting China in April as participants in the 2011 Australia China Young Scientists Exchange Program.
School of Engineering welcomes new HOS
Working in a dynamic environment is one of the things that attracted Professor Guy Littlefair, Deakin's new Head of the School of Engineering, to the discipline.
Research to help visually impaired get a new feel for visual art
People who are blind and visually impaired will have a unique way to ‘view’ art when they visit galleries in the future thanks to new technology being developed at Deakin University.
Engine heat could drive fuel savings
A system being developed by researchers in the School of Engineering that uses wasted engine heat to reduce engine friction in motor vehicles has demonstrated fuel consumption reductions of over seven per cent in preliminary testing.
Graduate engineers a bright future
For Deakin University engineering graduate Kyle Nelson, staying up all night repairing his sumo robot so it could do battle in a competition the next day was one of the more stressful and challenging moments of his degree – but it also made him realise just how much he had learned.
Research to benefit standard road cars
Kinetic energy storage systems (KERS) continue to be one of the hottest topics in Formula One motor racing this year and now engineering researchers are working to develop KERS technology for standard road cars.
Robot shines at St Kilda Film Festival
A robot designed and constructed by Ben Horan (School of Engineering) has a starring role in the film Lone, which screened at the recent St Kilda Film Festival. The short film, by the Victorian College of the Arts students, is a science fiction drama that follows the robot and his human co-star after the two become the last inhabitants on earth.
Scholarship win foundation for future civil career
Work experience in a local engineering firm cemented Karl Blakebrough’s decision to follow a career in civil engineering. Based at the Waurn Ponds Campus, he is studying a Bachelor of Engineering (Engineering Scholars Program).
IGNITED scholarship winner - Ashley Lamble
With an interest and aptitude in maths and science, engineering was a natural choice for Ashley Lamble. Based at the Waurn Ponds Campus, she is currently studying a Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Commerce.
IGNITED scholarship winner - Rebecca Kendall
Engineering student Rebecca Kendall likes the idea of one day being able to drive down the road and point out things she is responsible for building. Based at the Waurn Ponds Campus, she is currently studying a Bachelor of Engineering (Engineering Scholars Program).
IGNITED scholarship winner - Rachael Rollinson
Rachael Rollinson already knew her way around the Waurn Ponds Campus before classes began. Having attended local Christian College, she was familiar with Deakin due to the school’s involvement with the university. Now Rachael is on campus studying a Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Commerce.
IGNITED scholarship winner - Hollie Acres
This recent IGNITED scholarship winner (Initiative for a Girls’ Network in Information Technology & Engineering @ Deakin) says her lifestyle dictated her choice of studying via correspondence. “Deakin’s set up is fantastic for me.
Fast track for ‘sense of touch’ robot
A major grant has been awarded to researchers at Deakin University developing an intelligent robot that allows its operator to feel what the robot’s gripper is feeling.
T2 takes shape
Deakin’s T2 is one step closer to becoming a reality, with the design being built into a life sized model.
Engineering Masters student enhances local water supply
Engineering Masters student Steven Leong is spending time this summer with residents of Wye River and Kennett River to help enhance their water supply.
New system improves early detection of lung cancer
Engineering researchers Dr Abbas Kouzani and Alycia Lee have developed an automated system to improve the vital early detection of lung cancer—one of the most common cancers in Australia.
Deakin green car showcased in Ford Global Challenge
In a spectacular win against international competitors, Deakin University’s answer to the Ford Global Challenge to design a Model-T for the 21st Century has been chosen as one of two designs showcased by Ford in Detroit last night.
Civil Engineering – new in 2009
Civil Engineering will be offered from 2009 at the Geelong campus at Waurn Ponds and in off-campus mode.
Ford challenges Deakin to design car of the future
Deakin University has been selected by Ford Motor Company to design a revolutionary concept vehicle to drive the future of the automotive industry.
Sumo robots competition
Weighing in at less than 1kg and spanning just 20cm, these machines may not be the size of your average sumo but they are serious players in robot sumo.
Mechanical Engineering Future Looking Bright
Bianca Anderson has been awarded the Alcoa Future Leaders of Industry Engineering Award.
Student’s Engineering Career IGNITED
Nevenka Ilicic has been awarded the IGNITED – Initiative for a Girls’ Network in Information Technology & Engineering @ Deakin – scholarship at the annual Faculty of Science and Technology Student Excellence Awards at Deakin University’s Geelong Campus at Waurn Ponds on Thursday 1st May.
Best performance ever for 2007 formula SAE team
Deakin’s Formula SAE team, Deakin Race Technologies, achieved its best result ever with a 2nd place in the Fuel Economy category and an overall top five finish in the international race car design competition.
Deakin introduces air force cadets to robotics
Deakin University robotics researchers and experts introduced members of the Australian Air Force Cadet 428 Squadron to cutting edge robotics in November.
A summer job with a difference
This summer, Kyle Nelson does not have to stack shelves at his local supermarket. Instead, he is getting paid to learn in his university placement with Insight Engineering in Geelong.
Robot stars in movie at federation square
A robot designed and constructed at Deakin University will make its acting debut at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image at Federation Square next month.
Deakin students win national robotics competition
A team of Deakin University Engineering students has won a national competition for designing a robot that could be used in Ford’s car manufacturing process.
Deakin establishes link with university in New Zealand
Long term collaboration between robotics researchers at Deakin University and the University of Canterbury in New Zealand is expected to result from a fellowship awarded to Ben Horan.
It pays more to be an Engineering graduate
New and young engineers are getting the highest pay rate rises. According to a survey released by Engineers Australia recently, starting salaries on average increased 13.3% for 2007.