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Growing our own timber

“Growing our own timber” – like growing a tree, it cannot be ignored when a deserving, young employee displays significant potential for teaching and research. At M&M we recently took the opportunity to walk-the-talk and appointed a deserving Matthew Meas into a vacant nGap position.   In 2015 the Department of Higher Education and Training…

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Introducing our new Virtual Reality Laboratory

[Article written by Nane Zietsman] The Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering at Stellenbosch University recently introduced a state-of-the-art Virtual Reality Laboratory (VR Lab) as an academic resource for undergraduate Machine Design and other modules . Professor Anton Basson explains that the addition of the VR Lab will specifically support third-year Mechanical and Mechatronic students in developing…

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Excellent Teacher Award 2020 – Dr Martin Venter

The annual Teaching Excellence Awards “In excellence there is no end. At Stellenbosch, excellence is prominent, it is clear, but it is also hard to achieve. It is about staying at it”… says Prof Arnold Schoonwinkel, outgoing Vice Rector: Learning and Teaching at the annual, Stellenbosch University’s “Teaching Excellence Awards”. These awards acknowledge excellent teaching…

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