Father and Son win a top award at UNESCO conference for MathinSite paper
At the 3rd Global Congress on Engineering Education held at the beginning of July, 2002, father and son, Peter Edwards and Paul Edwards of the School of Design, Engineering & Computing of Bournemouth University, UK, won a Silver Award for their joint paper, "MathinSite: Java applets for deepening undergraduates' understanding of engineering mathematics". This was despite strong opposition from over 100 papers published in the conference proceedings.
The citation reads that Peter and Paul, "have been awarded the 2002 UICEE Silver (Fourth Place) Award for a distinguished contribution on delivering an outstanding paper to the 3rd Global Conference on Engineering Education".
Paul, still an undergraduate, worked on Peter's MathinSite project during 2001 - 2002 (his industrial placement year) and, during 2002 - 2003, will be undertaking his final year undergraduate studies on Bournemouth University's B.Sc. in Computing.
The MathinSite project was initially funded from Bournemouth University's Learning and Teaching Development Initiative fund, but more recently with the help of Peter's £50,000 UK National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (NTFS) award.
The 3rd Global Congress on Engineering Education was organised by the UNESCO International Centre for Engineering Education (UICEE), based at Monash University, Australia.
Source: 'Horizon', published by Bournemouth University
© P. Edwards, October 2002.
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