UP student projects help local schools kick-start online teaching and learning amid COVID-19 lockdown
Posted on May 08, 2020
A collaboration between local schools and students at UP’s Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology is finding innovative ways to ensure that teaching and learning continue online while the country is in lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19.
EBIT welcomes its new Head of the Department of Chemical Engineering
Posted on May 04, 2020
Prof Michael Daramola holds a BSc(Hons) degree and a MSc degree in Chemical Engineering from Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria, a MSc degree in Biotechnology from Wageningen University and Research Centre, The Netherlands, and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Stellenbosch University.
UP students create app to help homeless shelters speed up service
Posted on April 28, 2020
Two University of Pretoria (UP) students from the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology (EBIT) have developed a mobile app for homeless shelters to access assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic.
UP to co-host 2020 World Engineering Education Forum & Global Engineering Deans Council Conference in Cape Town
Posted on April 21, 2020
Under the auspices of the International Federation of Engineering Education Societies, UP, in conjunction with the South African Society for Engineering Education and the South African Engineering Deans’ Forum, is set to co-host the 2020 World Engineering Education Forum and the Global...
Student uses 3D printing process to produce face visors for Leboang Health Care in Soshanguve
Posted on April 17, 2020
Marco Matthis, a second-year Computer Engineering student who is enrolled for the compulsory undergraduate module Community-based project (code JCP), applied the 3D printing process to make face visors, and a sewing machine to produce surgical masks. The first batch was delivered to Lebogang...
Students develop an app for Tshwane Homelessness Forum
Posted on April 17, 2020
Two students, David de Villiers and Kian Strydom, who are enrolled in Community-based learning (code: JCP), a compulsory course of the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology, have assisted PEN NGO shelters and communities across Tshwane by developing an app for use...
COVID-19: UP research group sets up databank to empower experts and citizens with accurate info
Posted on April 09, 2020
A research group based at the University of Pretoria (UP) is playing its part in disseminating factual information about the novel coronavirus that the world is currently in the grip of by setting up a databank that offers users real-time updates about COVID-19.
UP Chemical Engineering joins fight against COVID-19 with hand sanitisers for paediatricians at Steve Boko Academic Hospital
Posted on April 06, 2020
A University of Pretoria chemical engineering student who has started a project to donate hand sanitiser to paediatricians at Steve Biko Academic Hospital has shown how in difficult times such as these, community needs can be addressed by creating team-based solutions enabling those with the...