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First Prize at SAIP 2016

Wits EIE student Mitchell Cox was awarded first prize for his oral presentation in the PhD Applied Physics category at the South African Institute of Physics conference hosted by the University of Cape Town. Mitchell also won first prize for his poster in the PhD Photonics division on similar work.

Lunch and Learn - The Google Self Driving Car

A Wits Alumni, Craig Robinson, visited us for a very informative and interesting "Lunch and Learn" talk on 24 March 2016. Craig works at Google in California on the self driving car project and told us about the status of the car and a high level overview of how it makes sense of and navigates it's environment - extremely effectively it seems! 

EIE Student Prizes at SAIP Conference

Electrical Engineering PhD student, Daniel Ohene-Kwofie and Physics-Electrical MSc student Mitchell Cox both received awards at the 60th South African Institute of Physics (SAIP) conference held in Port Elizabeth this year and hosted by NMMU and Rhodes University. 

Jan-Willem Steeb awarded SKA bursary

Congratulations to Jan-Willem Steeb who was awarded a prestigious bursary from the Square Kilometer Array Program Project. This bursary is to support his final year of study in 2014 and is one of only four awarded nationally.

Class of 2013- 76 Students graduate.


Well done to the 76 students from the school who graduated today, having completed their BSc Engineering.
Elsewhere in this blog I reported on the 50 year reunion of the class of 1963. What will the world look like at the 50 year reunion of the class of 2013?

Graduation Dec 2013

50th Year reunion for Class of '63

Saturday 23rd of November saw a class reunion take place at Wits Club.
This was the electrical engineering class that graduated at Wits in 1963. This was the 50th anniversary of their graduation. The event was well attended with more than half of the original class attending, some traveling from overseas. It was quite an august gathering, with more than 1000 years of engineering experience among them

IEEE Distinguished Lecturer

Professor R. Chandramouli (Mouli) is the Thomas Hattrick Professor of Information Systems in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology.  He visited the School on Monday as a Distinguished Lecturer from the IEEE Communications Society.

Final Year Project Open Day

Thursday afternoon was filled with bustle as the School's annual project open day went into high gear. The project open day takes place each year and is a platform where final year students display their projects to the Wits community, industry and the public.

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