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Engineering Science – A degree of diversity: Our stories so far Event as iCalendar

18 May 2018

5:30 - 9pm

Venue: The Conference Centre, 24 Symonds Street

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We're celebrating 50 years of Engineering Science success with a series of stories.

Join us on Friday, 18 May to hear from a series of speakers – all of whom with connections to our Department of Engineering Science – who will showcase the unique creativity, passion and breadth of knowledge shared by our people. We’re making this a night to celebrate the outstanding ways that Engineering Scientists are making a difference locally and internationally, in the engineering industry and beyond.

Speaker schedule

  • 5.30pm - Martin Peat
    • Martin Peat is an Associate at Beca, leading the pedestrian analytics team. He made significant contributions at the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Martin was Engineering NZ’s Young Engineer of the Year in 2016 and will provide insights into the application of simulation modelling in an Olympic environment
  • 5.50pm - Maury Leyland
    • Maury Leyland has a long held passion for working with organisations that can bring change to benefit New Zealand. Having worked across many industries, she's now a trustee of the Education Hub which has a mission to bridge the gap between research and practice in education.
  • 6.10pm - Peng Du
    • Dr Peng Du is a Senior Research Fellow at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute. His work uses a joint experimental recording and mathematical modelling approach to access and interpret the bioelectrical events of the gut which influence digestive health.
  • 6.30pm - Drinks & nibbles
  • 7.00pm - Elise Beavis
    • Elise Beavis a performance engineer with Emirates Team New Zealand and worked on technology involved in the campaign which won the 35th America's Cup in Bermuda. She may also give us some insights on her work so far to prepare for the defence of the America's Cup.
  • 7.20pm - Lucy McSweeney
    • Lucy McSweeney is completing a degree in Engineering Science won a University Blues Award in 2017 for the "Most Outstanding Contribution to Service and Leadership". She will speak on mental health, activism and finding your voice in the transition to adulthood.


Please note that this is a free event open to a general audience and is separate to the Engineering Science Alumni Dinner to be held on 19 May.