Electrical Engineering celebrates academic excellence

27 March 2015

To celebrate their academic achievements, third and final year electrical engineering students on the 2014 Dean's merit list, were invited to join Department of Electrical Engineering staff on a hike to visit an old radar station at Slangkop recently.

Professor Mike Inggs, who heads up the Radar Remote Sensing Group in the department, gave a brief account of the history of radar and the role that a UCT professor, Basil Schonland, played in its development. South Africa was at the forefront of radar's early development and this critical technology helped the Allies win the Second World War.

The students were given the opportunity to explore the various radar buildings before visiting the old naval guns above Simonstown. They were also treated to a braai and had an opportunity to interact with HoD, Prof Ed Boje, and the academic staff.

"The outing was not only to celebrate achievements, but to encourage students to keep up their good performance and to think about postgraduate possibilities," Prof Boje said.

Caption: Third and final year students from the Department of Electrical Engineering explore the old radar station at Slangkop.

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