Open Day 2006 (Thursday 11 May 2006)
The day's programme of events ran as follows:
From 2.00 p.m. undergraduate project work was on view in Thom Building Lecture Rooms 3 & 2. A competition was held for the best display (in various categories), with prizes totalling £3,100 in value on offer from Sharp Laboratories of Europe, Atkins, GlaxoSmithKline, QinetiQ and the Society of Oxford University Engineers. The competition judges were all graduates of the Department from the 80's and 90's, now engineers in industry; once again the standard was very high, with 29 entries in total of which 18 won prizes.
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, Fluid Mechanics, Energy and Environment, Mobile Robots, Electronic Engineering and Solar Vehicle Challenge.
The afternoon's lectures began with two talks by members of the Department, describing some work on optical and electronic devices (reflecting the theme of the main lecture), followed by tea and the Maurice Lubbock Memorial Lecture:
- Professor T Wilson : Making light work in microscopy
- Dr J E Huber : Ferroelectric RAM: A Memory of the Future?
- 32nd Maurice Lubbock Memorial Lecture
Mr Warren East CEng FIEE : The Semiconductor Industry: Making Business and Technology Innovation work
The day ended with a buffet supper in the Holder Common Room.