Open Day 2005 (Friday 13 May 2005)
The day's programme of events ran as follows:
From 2.00 p.m. undergraduate project work was on view in Thom Building Lecture Room 3. A competition was held for the best display (in various categories), with prizes totalling £400 in value on offer from the SOUE; the judges were all graduates of the Department from the 80's and 90's, now engineers in industry, and once again the standard was very high.
There was also the opportunity during the afternoon to see the final stages of some one-week Coursework Modules undertaken by the second year students, on Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Energy and Environment, Mobile Robots, Electronic Engineering and Computer programming. Some members also visited the superb new Information Engineering Building, which was opened by Lord Sainsbury in December 2004.
The afternoon's lectures started with two talks by members of the Department, describing some of the Department's work on sustainability (reflecting the theme of the main lecture), followed by tea and the Maurice Lubbock Memorial Lecture:
- Professor GT Houlsby FREng FICE : Offshore wind power
- Professor AGL Borthwick FICE MIMarE : Is the Lower Yellow River sustainable?
- 31st Maurice Lubbock Memorial Lecture
Dr Robin Batterham FREng FIChemE : Less Incrementalism and More Breakthroughs
Thoughts on avoiding the collision between sustainability and our response to climate change
The day ended with a buffet supper in the Holder Common Room.