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Engineering conference to bring boost to Hamilton

Engineering conference to bring boost to Hamilton


Monday, 16 April 2018

Engineering is one of the Waikato’s most robust industries so it’s apt that the regions two largest educational providers have joined forces to host the Australasian Association for Engineering Education’s (AAEE) annual conference in December this year.

Wintec and the University of Waikato will host AAEE’s 29th annual conference on 9-12 December 2018. This is the first time the conference has been held in the Waikato.

Team manager for Wintec’s Centre for Engineering and Industrial Design (CEID) and AAEE Executive Committee member, Dr Trudy Harris is thrilled that the joint bid to host the conference in Hamilton was successful.

“It’s really exciting to bring this international conference to New Zealand and Hamilton. This conference is an important arena to share teaching practice and research in Engineering Education within Australasia. The changes we make today in our teaching will ultimately produce the engineering graduates of the future.”

The conference will be attended by around 250 engineering educators from universities, institutes of technology, Industry Training Organisations, industry, engineering professional bodies and secondary schools from throughout New Zealand and Australia.

The conference theme is ‘Future Engineer: Accounting for Diversity’ and the association is now welcoming conference submissions from those interested in presenting at the conference.

If you are an educator, employee or employer in the engineering and education community, and are interested in submitting a proposal, you can find more information here. The closing date for abstract submissions is 5pm on Friday 4 May.

Conference presentations and workshops will focus on teaching methods, theory, philosophy and application; student, academic and industry needs; cultural perspectives; and current issues such as catering to diverse needs and preparing students for the workplace.

Wintec will kick off the conference with registration and a traditional Māori welcome at our Rotokauri campus on Sunday 9 December.


More about AAEE

The Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE) is a professional association of academics, support staff, postgraduate students, librarians, professional engineers, and employers who all have vested interests in fostering excellence and innovation in engineering education.

The general mission of AAEE is to improve the quality, relevance and performance of engineering education in New Zealand and Australia.

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