Centre for Law in Action (CLA)
Advanced Mechatronic Technology Centre(AMTC)
Centre for Community School (CCS)
Centre for Integrated Post-School Education and Training (CIPSET)
Southern Africa Cisco Academy Support Centre (SACASC)
University Psychology Clinic (UCLIN)
Govan Mbeki Maths Development Unit (GMMDU)
Spatial Technologies Unit (STU)
Unit for Biokinetics and Sport Science (UBSS)
Unit for Statistical Consultation (USC)
Recipients of Engagement Advancement Funding grants in 2016:
Recipients of Engagement Advancement Funding grants in 2015:
NMMU Arts & Culture Drama Programme
Mr Michael Barry
Arts & Culture
Communication & Stakeholder Liaison
NMMU George Campus Open Day Sport Clinics/Competitions
Mr Petrus Boukes
Art Meets Science Meets Place
Prof Richard Cowling & Ms Mary Duker
Botany & Arts
Science & Arts
Shell Eco Car Marathon
Mr Karl Du Preez
Polymer Science and Technology Engagement Outreach: Linking Industry and Learners
Mr Fanus Gerber
NMMU Grysbok Environmental Education Trail
Prof Graham Kerley
Mr Ronald Leppan
Heritage and Cultural Centre: NMMU George Campus
Mr Martin Loubser
Operations George Campus
Drive To Success Interactive Game
Dr Ann Lourens
NMMU Racing: DIbaE Electric Race Car
Mr Bryndan Roberts
Science to Schools Outreach
Dr Gletwyn Rubidge
Alternatives to Violence National Network
Prof Lyn Snodgrass
Politics & Conflict Management
NMMU Baja Bug
Mr Trevor Stroud
Online Continuing Education Programme for Mental Health Professionals
Prof Louise Stroud
Cyber Safety Calendar Competition
Prof Johan Van Niekerk
Pay-it-Forward Community Outreach Initiative
Dr Amanda Werner
Human Resources Management
Business & Economic Sciences
Recipients of Engagement Advancement Funding grants in 2014:
Bambanani Mental Health Project
Ms Lisa Currin
Mr Karl du Preez
Eskom Expo for Young Scientists
Ms Marilyn Gibbs
Mobile Clinical Laboratory
Clinical Care Studies
Prof Esmeralda Ricks
Science to Schools Outreach
NMMU Racing Project
Mobile Community Health Learning Space
Prof Darelle van Greunen
Cyber Safety Calendar Competition
Prof Johan van Niekerk
Science Discovery Week
Prof Andrew Leitch
From: NMMU-Communique Sent: 04 November 2016 12:23 PM To: * ALL NMMU STUDENTS; * ALL NMMU STAFF Subject: Reasons to be Proud
Congratulations to Dr Ann Lourens, Head of Department of Industrial Engineering and Women in Engineering Leadership Association (WELA) Programme Manager who was recently shortlisted in the Airbus Group and the Global Engineering Deans Council Awards. Applications were received from all over the world and Dr Lourens was the only South African short listed candidate.
This award promotes diversity in engineering and recognises the people and projects worldwide which have encouraged students of all profiles and backgrounds to study and succeed in engineering.
WELA was launched in 2011 by the School of Engineering and the merSETA (Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services Sector Education and Training Authority) chair in Engineering Development to provide academic, personal and development support to women engineering students and working women engineers. Its goal is the academic, professional and personal development of women in engineering thereby contributing to attracting and retaining women in the field of engineering.
Well done to Ann and the WELA team.
If you want to read more about the awards, you can do so at
AMTC Verneukpan solar project:
From: NMMU-Communique Sent: Tuesday, November 01, 2016 1:32 PM To: * ALL NMMU STUDENTS; * ALL NMMU STAFF Subject: Reasons to be Proud
Congratulations to our NMMU Eco-Car team who won the gasoline category in the recent Shell Eco-Marathon: South Africa held at the Zwartkops Raceway in Pretoria
The competition saw participants from the African continent competing across three categories: gasoline, battery electric and hydrogen power to establish the furthest distance a custom-designed vehicle could travel on an effective 1 litre of standard pump-available petrol.
With a distance of 127.86 km per litre of fuel used, this was nearly 2.5 times the distance achieved by their nearest competitor, a team from Nigeria. This distance capability is an event record in the gasoline class for the Shell Eco-Marathon: South Africa so far.
Team members come from Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering and Logistics disciplines, which makes the project a truly cross-disciplinary effort.
Well done guys!
NMMU’s Psychology department has managed to secure three funding schemes in collaboration with the Port Elizabeth Rape Crisis Centre. The NMMU Psychology Department has had a long standing relationship with the PERCC. This collaboration revolves around a number of local activities such as student placements, research and consultation.
The NMMU Psychology department has had a long standing relationship with the Port Elizabeth Rape Crisis Centre. Members of this partnership have also been involved in regional planning and national policy formulation in terms of gender based violence. The reciprocal relationship is firmly based on a shared advocacy vision that would see South Africa a safer, more gender equal society. There has been continual mutual benefit from the relationship; many moments of learning and growth for staff from both organizations and especially for students involved in conjoint projects. Some of the successes of the collaboration have been celebrated with awards previously, but 2016 has brought a different kind of recognition. This year has marked a definite step up in the profile and financial commitments attached to the partnership via a number of conjoint funding opportunities that have materialized.
The conjointly funded project consists of the Motherwell Research Project (JGF), TCC Psychosocial Services (Sophisa and Philips) and TCC Psychosocial Services (NACOSA). The Motherwell funding is worth R480 000 and is specifically for research into the impact of a community based programme in Motherwell. Secondly, an amount of R560 000 has been awarded to the partnership in terms of providing psychosocial services to rape survivors at the Dora Nginza Thuthuzela Care Centre (TTC). NACOSA is already an existing funding project to PERCC but this year they have introduced an additional opportunity to the scheme. NACOSA has accessed bridging funding to supplement the gap in services nationally.
Mr. Van Rooyen, Psychology lecturer says; “To my knowledge we are the only major university psychology department that plays this kind of engagement role in the country”.
For more information about this great initiative kindly contact Mr. Van Rooyen at Kempie.VanRooyen@nmmu.ac.za or read more about the initiative on the NMMU Psychology’s website.
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