Movers and shakers in engineering sustainability

Scholars and alumni of the Trusts joined more than 170 engineers in Cambridge last month to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development and to catch up on news and progress.

The course was set up to introduce concepts of sustainability to engineers, and explore ways in which engineering sustainability can and should take place.  It is designed for students with an engineering background, and offers practical tools for sustainable planning as well as management procedures and industry involvement.

Past scholars who gathered in Cambridge included Kristen MacAskill from New Zealand, who was supported by a CCT Scholarship during her MPhil, and who returns to Cambridge next year with a Cambridge International Scholarship for her PhD.  Kristen has spent the last year working for the Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team, rebuilding the city's earthquake-damaged roads, fresh water, wastewater and stormwater networks.

Nomi Bodlani was supported during the MPhil course by a Mandela Magdalene Scholarship and now works in Johannesburg as a senior analyst, helping mining companies to identify and implement improvements in the social and environmental impact of their work in local communities.

Read the longer news story on this topic on the University's website.