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  • 1. hys· ter· e· sis n. 1. The lagging of an effect behind its cause, as when the change in magnetism of a body lags behind changes in the magnetic field. 2. The annual publication of the Adelaide University Engineering Society, documenting the most vital parts of the greatest faculty on campus. Publisher Adelaide University Engineering Society Editors Julian O’Shea and Alvin Chan Cover Model Frank the Jellyfish Published October 2005
  • 2. AUES Hysteresis 2005Michael Banning Ben baker Ben Ernst AUES President Lisa Moon Jakin ravalico Gen committee Education Vice- FINAL YEAR Gen Committee President Women’s Officer MECHANICAL FINAL YEAR CIVIL FINAL YEAR CIVIL & POSTGRAD CIVIL ENVICRONMENTAL FINAL YEAR CIVIL Julian O’Shea Nina HYDBOM Nic THOMSON Craig Tom Vincent Publicity Officer Gen committee Gen committee BROwETT gen committee FINAL YEAR THIRD YEAR FINAL YEAR Gen committee POSTGRAD ELECTRICAL CIVIL MECHANICAL FINAL YEAR CIVIL mechanical MICHAEL Alvin Chan Calvin fine Laura brooks Melissa QUINCE Publicity Officer deposed Prez treasurer Hamann Gen committee FINAL YEAR CIVIL & FINAL YEAR POSTGRAD Secretary THIRD YEAR CIVIL ENVICRONMENTAL Chemical MECHANICAL FINAL YEAR CIVIL Crystal STEPHanie Amelia Forrester Hadjinicoloau Alexander Stoeckel Hadjinicoloau Gen committee Gen committee Activities Vice- President Gen committee SECOND YEAR CHEMICAL CIVIL ENGINEER FINAL YEAR CIVIL Second year2
  • 3. AUES Hysteresis 2005 CONTENTSFaculty Dean’s Report .........................................................................5The Origins of the AUES......................................................................6Ramblings of the AUES President .......................................................8Editorials ............................................................................................10O’Week Report...................................................................................11Building Blocks...................................................................................12Engineers Rock! (Paper and Scissors) ..............................................13Head of School of Chemical Engineering ..........................................15CHEMS Report ..................................................................................16Chem-E-Car .......................................................................................17Chemical Plant Tour ..........................................................................18Young Engineers Australia ................................................................19AUES Secretary’s Report ..................................................................20AUES Women’s Officer Report..........................................................21AUES Tutoring Scheme.....................................................................21Historysis............................................................................................22Head of School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering ..................25EEESAU Report.................................................................................26Final Year Electrical Engineering.......................................................28SPACED ............................................................................................30SABFA ...............................................................................................31AUES Pubcrawl ‘05............................................................................32Pubcrawl Shirt Design........................................................................36Pubcrawl Shirt History........................................................................37Where are they now? Wobbly............................................................38Head of School of Civil and Environmental Engineering ...................40Final Year Civil Students....................................................................43The Big Tug— the Engie vs. Med Trans-Torrens Tug-o-war ............44Head of School of Mechanical Engineering.......................................48Formula SAE......................................................................................50Jay Ron Wong: epitome of brains and brawn....................................52AIAA ...................................................................................................53The Party Party ..................................................................................54AUES Cocktail Night ..........................................................................56EngSki................................................................................................58Motoring Corner .................................................................................59Technical Article—How to Construct a Keg Fridge............................60Undergraduate Prizes and Scholarships ...........................................62AdeLAN Report ..................................................................................64The AUES in Numbers.......................................................................652005: the Year in Review...................................................................66The Full Adelaide Uni Experience......................................................68 This publication may or may not be endorsed by the University of Adelaide, but this publication certainly endorses the University of Adelaide. 3
  • 4. AUES Hysteresis 2005 FACULTY OF ENGINEERING, COMPUTER AND MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES a double degree in Civil Engineering and Arts in 2004, EXECUTIVE DEAN’S REPORT and in March this year began a PhD in sustainable water resources research at the Ecole Nationale du Génie Rural des Eaux et des Forêts in France. Olivia graduated with a I am pleased to have been degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering in 2002, asked to make a and has since completed her Masters at Cambridge contribution to this year’s University in the UK. She will return to Cambridge in AUES annual publication, October this year to study for her PhD, which is also in the which is now in its 60th year. field of sustainable water resources research, with a focus on the impact of climate change on the Australian water A continuous record of industry. publication over 60 years is a major achievement and At the August 2005 graduation ceremonies University this year’s editors are to be medals were awarded to David Roberts (PhD student in commended on their efforts. the School of Mathematical Sciences), David Baraglia Publications such as this (BMathCompSci/BMech student) and Simon Tuke (PhD provide an important record student in the School of Mathematical Sciences). Simon not only of the history of the Tuke also received the Honours Alumni Medal. SamFaculty but also of its activities and the achievements of Mickan received his PhD in the December 2004its staff and students. graduation ceremonies and was awarded the Postgraduate Alumni Medal for outstanding academicI have now been in my post as Executive Dean for just achievement. Sam graduated with a BEng in Electricalover a year having arrived here from the University of and Electronic Engineering in 1998 and is now a LecturerLeeds in the UK at the end of July 2004. I have enjoyed in Electrical and Electrical first year immensely and, although most of my day-to-day contacts have been with members of staff, I have met It is, of course, invidious to mention a few individuals and Imany student members of the Faculty socially and on do so solely to illustrate the range of achievements offormal occasions. I have attended the annual dinners student members of the Faculty. The achievements of ourhosted by the School of Civil and Environmental current students and of our graduates are not onlyEngineering and the School of Mechanical Engineering as personal milestones they also have far-reaching impactswell as a number of other events including the local heats on the wider society in which we live. The disciplinesof the Chem-E-Car competition, final year project represented in this Faculty underpin all developedpresentations and external functions at which our economies and enable the creation of all new wealth.students have received awards. Graduates can look forward to exciting and fulfilling careers and to making fundamental contributions toThe most recent example of the latter is the Australia national economies, to improvements in standards ofMalaysia Business Council annual Gala Dinner held on 20 living and to sustainable development.August at which the Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs,the Honourable Alexander Downer, presented one of the To all student members of the Faculty who will graduateprestigious Merdeka awards to Jay Ron Wong, an this year I wish you well in your chosen careers and Ihonours year student in Mechanical Engineering. hope you will keep in contact with us through your School and through the University Alumni Association.Further examples of recipients of prestigious awardsinclude Katherine Daniell and Olivia Thorne, who are the To those who will continue their studies at the Universityfirst South Australians to receive a General Sir John of Adelaide I look forward to further involvement in theMonash Award. The awards are considered to be among student activities of the Faculty and being able to refer toAustralia’s most prestigious scholarships, and are up to equally impressive achievements in this publication nextthe value of $150,000 over three years. They are awarded year. !for academic excellence, leadership and communityservice, without any age barrier. Katherine graduated with Professor Peter Dowd 5
  • 5. AUES Hysteresis 2005The origins of the AUES can be traced back to in this period, and owing to the growing popularity ofNeanderthal days. Unfortunately, caveman Engies were beer, were extremely large. These pubcrawlsseverely limited in what they could design by several became known as the Crusades, and tended to gofactors. Examples of these include the fact that the wheel long distances looking for new pubs. Unfortunately thewas square, electricity was something to be avoided, and theme T-shirt was piss poor, and it was too hard to find afinally (and most importantly) no-one knew how to brew a decent drop in the middle of the desert.good beer. Things remained much the same until another majorBut as man evolved, so too did the Engie societies - until source of knowledge was discovered - spirits. The adventthe advent of the Romans and the Greeks and their love of spirits gave rise to a giant increase in learning, whichof sharp pointy metal things and sticking them in other became known as the Renaissance period. Modernpeople, and using sheets as clothes. Although the wonders such as the alcohol powered car and locomotiveintroduction of wine boosted the Engies’ abilities, there were invented, and, with the lack of breath testers, fillingwas still a certain spark lacking. The lack of beer sadly up the jalopy took on a whole new meaning. Fortunately,resulted in the fall of the Roman Empire, as the beer a bright young engineer pointed out that precious alcoholdrinking Gaul and Germanic tribes, aided by their mighty was being wasted on machines that couldn’t really enjoybeer drinking engineers decided to ‘shut the neighbours the taste or other effects, and so petroleum was used toup’ once and for all by having a really big barbeque. power vehicles instead.Around this period Engie societies began to appear in The end of this period saw, in the little known colony ofwhat was to become known as Asia. Evidence of this can Australia, an initial rising of the AUES, which wasbe found in the great Engie scrolls. Apparently a wall- temporarily stunted due to the first appearance of thebuilding event organised by the local Engie committee got great evil – Prohibition. This dastardly law was made bya little out of control after a few too many beers. Neither the evils known as ‘law and order’, to prevent the rise ofside was ready to admit defeat. This epic struggle the great society. Fortunately the population rose up incontinued for many years with the wall getting longer and favour of the good drop and threw down the great evil.longer (which pays testament to the stubbornness ofEngies) until our ancient brethren, the Sciencies, As the Society grew in power and influence, seniordiscovered gunpowder, and the Engies came to realise it members of the AUES decided it was time to elect awas much more fun to blow things up than to build them… president, via a secret ballot. Unfortunately an ongoingas is still evident today in our pubcrawls! argument between the Germans and the rest of the world about who brewed the best beer got out of hand and theIt wasn’t until sometime in the middle ages that the holy Great War broke out, so the AUES election wasfluid, beer, came into greater prominence. This gave rise postponed in favour of a barbeque, which seemed a moreto huge feats of engineering; giant pubs made out of appropriated way to settle the argument.stone and surrounded by moats full of keg dregs. Thereasoning for this is written by the sage Beerscullo in his The issue was finally settled by everyone gettingwritings, which state “ye any invader toppled into thy moat hammered and throwing empties at the Germans. Butwould consume too much libations (beer) and henceforth unfortunately the issue was to come up again severalbe rendered unable to continue fighting, standing, or years later, when a little German brewer with histalking…”. The first pubcrawls also began to be organised trademark moustache found the evil side of engineering6
  • 6. AUES Hysteresis 2005and after convincing some of his mates ofthe power of the dark side of beer, beganWorld War II. Once again, the AUEScame up with the excellent idea ofresolving the conflict through a barbeque.During the barbeque, one of the moreenlightened members of the AUESbellowed “Hitler’s a D**KHEAD!” andeverybody cheered. Such a bold displaydid not go unnoticed by the world leadersthat were present, who in turn used thiscry to inspire allied troops to victory. Itwas also decided that such argumentsshould never happen again, so thepolitical arm of the AUES, along with theenlightened boisterous chap as leader,became the United Nations, but only afterthe first choice “United Breweries” wasabandoned.In more recent times, the AUES hascontinued to grow in power and influence.While we still undertake historicalrecreations of some our most prominentpast events, such as the pubcrawl (arecreation of the great wall building eventis just a little too daunting), the AUES nowprefers to keep a lower profile. But wecontinue to work behind the scenes, andfew important decisions are made withoutfirst consulting the AUES. It is widelyaccepted that if peace comes to theMiddle East, it will be due, in no smallpart, to the tireless workings of the AUESand its members, and probably involve abarbeque.And so it can be seen that from its humblebeginnings millennia ago, when thesociety for engineers was a mere twinklein the eye of our strange, yet prophetic,forefathers, the AUES has developed intoa mighty organisation. While some maydescribe its operations as bizarre or evencrazy, society in general has come to seethe AUES as a symbol of all that lifeshould be, as a beacon of hope guidingthem away from the rocky shoals of theirpast to a brighter, more interesting future. !Abridged version of Charles Darwin’slesser known work, On the origin ofEngies. Snags are considered acceptable collateral damage 7
  • 7. AUES Hysteresis 2005 Probably the worst task I have Next year’s T-shirt sales may go even better with the had as president of the AUES acquisition of an EFTPOS machine (onya Bunyip). My this year has been writing this night is too hazy to recall any more for this column. report. I mean, writing is what arts and law students do The term 2 BBQ would have to be one of the BBQ’s of the because they have nothing year. It was an awesome way to kick of a Friday arvo/ better to do. night. The afternoon came into its own when Jules made the controversial decision to drop the traditional beer and Not too many know about this, coleslaw races for some new competitions. This was the but at the start of each year, four first and possibly the last time I saw someone members of the AUES simultaneously knacker themselves on a keg and face committee go down to the SAUA plant into the ground. Bravo Zanker! This, followed by O’Camp. We put it down as a some eager freshers consuming the somewhat ordinary recruitment drive for all the contents of the slops bucket, 10% Tooheys New, 10% freshers, but it is more of an Tooheys Old, 75% water with the rest made up of oldeducation to the recent school leavers to university life, cups and grass. It was Nic Thomson’s quick thinkinguniversity drinking and the institution which is AUES. which made the sale of the “Tooheys Now” a reality.Laura Brooks, Nic Thomson, Ben Ernst and I made thetrek to Normanville this year for a night full of drinking and Many thanks have to go to Jules for his tireless effort indebauchery. After a long night of dominating boat races, bringing back the tradition of the Tug-O-War, and also toreliving pubcrawl tales to the kiddies and watching topless the med prez Claire. Thank you for providing us with thewomen eat CCs and salsa off of each other, it was time best med has to offer, maybe next time… HA! What a dayfor us to find some munchies. Cheers goes to chef Nudge though! I never would have thought the foot bridge wouldfor what was the best tasting 3am nachos and curry I be able to support that many spectators. With the cup fourhave ever had! A good night was had by all. The same hours old (purchased that afternoon), and only in ourcould not be said for the following day at work. One possession for one, the cup met a bitter end (the ground)cannot forget Steveo’s mullet. I’ve never seen such a hitwith the ladies, whoever he may be… Michael Banning doing what a president does.The following week the AUES hosted the O’Week BBQ.Like anyone worth their pinch of salt, I took a sickie fromwork experience to make the event. And what anafternoon it was! With the student union becoming evertighter, there was minimal beer for the wider universitycrowd. Certainly nothing like the glory days! And so themaths lawns were packed with pickled engineeringstudents, the way it should be. Special mention must bemade of Simon Mason. Simmo was the only one to kickon late into the night with me on the Barr Smith lawnshurling abuse at med students as they turned up forSkulldug. Some ex-committee did turn up a bit later whena Skulldug cup robbery attempt was made, howeveralcohol got the better of us. The only major casualty of thenight was an esky, so if anyone found a blue 50L eskycan you let me know… Simmo?Following strong T-shirt sales (thanks to all in thecommittee who sold shirts) the pubcrawl was shaping upto be a great night. The unprecedented 900 shirts made amockery of beer service in Adelaide, even with two pubshaving specials at any one time it was hard to get to thebar! Special thanks must go to Amelia for convincing thepubs that a max of 200 were on the crawl and forconvincing the Crown and Anchor to let us return afterwhat happened all those years ago. It should be notedthat the AUES is attempting to keep up with technology.8
  • 8. AUES Hysteresis 2005and did not fair well, cheers Simmo. Even with the win inthe Trans-Torrens tug cup, the day was not entirelywithout fault. A combination of keg and gas supply issuesput a premature end to the free beer, not a proudmoment. Congratulations must go to the engie team forputting runs on the board where it counts, andcommiserations to the ladies on the east side of FromeRd.Only weeks later on a warm sunny Monday morning, Iarrived at uni to be met with an endless array of banners.Election week was here again. This year however, wecame prepared… we had the Party Party! With the aid ofthe civil engineering print quota the Party Party had anunlimited budget for the campaign, and the Party Partydelivered all week—whether it be free goon sköls witheach T-shirt sale (good effort Hilary), the pollie games orBen Baker’s inspirational thrusting in the vote countingroom. Not only did the Party Party poll well, we absolutelydominated the pollie boat races. People are right when Introducing:they say politicians have no balls. Well done, Party Party! TMthe only political party to achieve 100% kicked out status!Only two weeks later, it was the AUES cocktail night, a TOOHEYS NOWnight of somewhat better dressed drunkenness. Arrivingfashionably late I was impressed with the level of Tooheys NOWTM! Perfect for those afternoon“merriness” already achieved, and the amount still to be barbeques, just when all the other beer hasdrunk. The crowd was charging through the suppliesthough, I have never seen that much vodka go so run out!quickly… impressive! You know the night is getting on abit when the “I was really drunk one night with this guy/girl Best served lukewarm in large bucket with aI was keen for and I did this…” conversation starts, sprinkling of grass to overly keen freshers!congratulations Jakin on your conquests. The unleashingof the “engie surprise” was nothing compared to the “Xansurprise”, that is one big cocktail for one big man, I am Tooheys NOWTM! Proud sponsors of theunsure of the exact mix, in fact I am pretty sure Xan only Australian National Keg Stackingadded the mixers to give it different colours. Thanks mustalso go to Jo for your guide on how to pash, not much of Championshipsan audience outside, though.Unfortunately, at the time of printing the quiz night was inthe future. This is a bit of a shame, as some of thefunniest things happen when you have a competition for Banning Loves to SPAM The Yahoo Group [engie] is the main form ofthe questions and a separate one for the amount of correspondence with our members. Only the AUESalcohol consumed by the table. I fondly (and partly) President can send messages to the list. This year thereremember my first AUES quiz night, I will never forget the has been a surge in the number of emails sent out by ourlook on this guys face when mid pash his pickup purged. I SPAM-loving president, Banning. Banning has sent morelook forward to this year’s event. emails than any other president since the list was created in 2002. Banno, you are even impressing NigerianOn that note, I think it is time I thanked those who made bankers and penis enlargement companies, good work!this year possible. Cheers Jules for your drive in bringingback a bit of history in the Tug-O-War and the printing of 8 Averagethis publication. Thanks Alvin for putting this publication 7together, you did a great job considering the B-grade 6 Banningcontent. Despite the best efforts of the committee, it is 5Laura who has kept us in the black. Thanks, Laura. Thank 4you to the rest of the committee for all of your effortsthroughout the year, your contribution has made 2005 one 3of the most successful years of the AUES. ! 2 1 Michael Banning 0 AUES President J F M A M J J A S 9
  • 9. AUES Hysteresis 2005Once upon a time, the AUES existed for the sole function I promised myself a few months ago that I wouldn’t writeof creating events worthy of write up in an annual one of those “it is late and the publication is going to printpublication called (you guessed it) ‘Hysteresis’. By the soon” style editorials. Well, it is late and the publication is80s, the AUES had seemed to forgotten their purpose, going to print soon.instead organising events for the sole reason of having agood time. And what dark times they were (you remember Firstly, did you notice that Alvin’s editorial is first? Hethe hairstyles). As of this year, Hysteresis had not been thinks he’s special just because he does the layouts.published for 25 years. When I was younger I used to watch the BBC show PressWhat you are holding in your hands (or other Gang, I think that’s what inspired me to revive and editappendages) is the product of the sweat and blood of a Hysteresis this year. However, unlike Press Gang, I didn’tquarter century of AUES committees. Well, not literally, get my own desk, there wasn’t a cool sound track and Iunless you got a faulty copy where I stabbed myself with didn’t have any lackeys to boss around (except Alvin).scissors trying to open a box of magazines (here’s a tip -don’t use scissors to punch holes in cans of pineapplejuice). Despite not being worthy of a children’s television program, the process of putting together this publication has been a positive experience. Get advertisers, getEvery year since I’ve been at Adelaide University, the articles, layout pages, print – putting together a magazineAUES has struck me as having some of the best social is simple in theory, but there has been a lot of runningevents on offer, usually characterised by ungodly around and some minor hassles. The cover, for example.amounts of alcohol. This was truer this year more than Initially I wanted a cool fractal image, so we contacted aany other, with the usual fantastic barbeques, the Party fractal artist from the web about getting one: US$200.Party Party, a successful cocktail night and the revival of Then Alvin wanted an image of a bio-luminescent deepthe Tug-O-War. The crowning glory is naturally the largest sea denizen, so we contacted an image site about gettingpubcrawl on this side of the world (it was good to return to one: £150. We ended up getting Frank the Jellyfish for athe Cranker, after having been banned for several years fiver, and he waived the royalties, this made our budgetdue to numerous thefts, including a hot water service). look a lot better.What better way to punctuate a fantastic year than with apermanent record of all the events? A little piece to takehome, read, shove in a box, dig up in 30 years and This publication is for all engineering students, designedremember that you once knew how to have fun. to showcase some of the important events other than the thousands of hours staring at a computer in the CAT suite. We hope you like it.Of course, the AUES can only do so much, so Hysteresiscontains contributions from many areas of Engineering.Who knew this much went on at the Uni? Special mention Cheers must go to Alvin for being a graphics guru, forgoes out to everyone who contributed fantastic articles. making all the pages look good and for doing a hugeThanks to the enthusiasm of these writers, I’ve gone from amount of behind the scenes work. Many hours spentworrying about lack of content to wondering if it’s all going laying out pages, editing images and digitallyto make it in. I should also apologise for what I’ve done to manipulating the images within this publication for his ownthem. entertainment. This paragraph had to be written or Alvin would have just added in his own. He’s dodgy like that.Particular thanks should go to Julian, who passionatelyspearheaded the return of Hysteresis (without which I That is all. !wouldn’t know the meaning of the word hysteresis) anddid a great deal of organising for the magazine. Or Julian O’Sheaperhaps I shouldn’t thank him, because he came ‘round AUES Publicity Officer, Hysteresis Editorand forced me to watch Press Gang for 28 hours. Thanks to Anna, for being so beautiful ● Thanks toIn conclusion, a short list of overused words in Hysteresis: Banning for leading a great year of AUES ● Thanks todebauchery, party (which appears over 100 times in just everyone who submitted articles, particularly those whoone article), drunk, thanks, scull/sköl, engineer, 1337, wrote good articles ● Thanks to the Department, SchoolsJulian. ! and Clubs Association for their assistance getting this published ● Thanks to our advertisers, for their support ● Alvin Chan Thanks to Google images ● Thanks to Frank the Jellyfish. AUES Publicity Officer, Hysteresis Editor10
  • 10. Orientation week 2005, was held from 21st-25th of AUES Hysteresis 2005 bombarded with paper balls and an exchange of words. This was then followed by a shake of hands and a “good onya, mate, good prank” chit chat from the meds and the whole thing seemed to be over… But wait, there’s more… Throughout the afternoon there was an unpleasant odour surrounding the tent. “What’s that smell? Did someone fart?”, said Melissa. “Wasn’t me! Must have been Ben”, said Nina.February. For the AUES this is always a busy time and Later in the arvo, Lisa walks up and says “Eww, thethis year was no different. The whole week was spent Torrens is so smelly today!”. “Oh, is that what it was? weselling pubcrawl shirts and signing up members new and had thought the boys had been farting again”, saidold. This year we aimed to get more of the first years to Melissa.sign up so that they could enjoy a number of years asAUES members. After a few hours, the smell was getting worse. “Oh my gosh banning what did you eat for lunch? That smell isMonday morning, our troops arrived bright and early and shocking”. “Why are you blaming me it wasn’t me!" said9 am. For some of our committee that meant they had to Banning.come out of hibernation a fair few hours earlier than theyhad been for a number of months. However, after our When it came time for us to tidy up and pack up the tentearly enthusiasm as the week progressed this 9am start we found a surprise….A brown paper bag whichbecame a little difficult. It saw us progressively setup later contained a smelly brown solid. Yes, you guessed it, ain the morning due to the tiredness that was setting in nice little package you get when nature calls. “Bloody Medfrom our long days in the heat and the late evening of Students!” !socialising and drinking. Melissa HamannWith a record 850 pubcrawl t-shirts to sell this year we Not the O’Week BBQhad a lot of work to do. However, the AMSS (Medstudents) also had their own ‘Skulduggery’ event beingheld on the Friday evening of O’Week, hmm competition!!With the cost of the t-shirts for their event, the numerousamounts of advertising and it being weeks before ourAUES Pubcrawl, the meds were taking away from ourusual O’Week rush for AUES Pubcrawl T-shirts. Notpleased with this and the bragging of the meds sayingtheir event would be bigger and better than our ownevent, Julian O’Shea decided to take the problem into hisown hands.Jules, being our publicity officer, replicated the ‘AMSSSkulduggery’ posters - but instead advertising ‘AUESPubcrawl’. These posters were placed over the meds’O’Week tent and it took them about half an hour beforethey noticed that they weren’t what they appeared to be,When this was discovered AUES members were Hysteresis How To: Use the CATS Elevator after hours The elevator in Engineering South is disabled for after-hours access to level 3. It is theorised that it was set up this way to teach students to find an engineering solution to a simple problem. Well we found the solution – here it is! (This also works for creating an express lift.) 1. Enter the lift on (or take it to) the ground floor. 2. Press the button for level 1. 3. While the door is shutting put your hands on the inside door as it closes. 4. When to elevator starts to go up, pull the doors (as if to open them) 5. This causes the lift to stop and reset (which involves going to level 3). 6. Press the door open button (as it wont do this automatically). 7. Get out the lift and spend the next 8 straight hours at a computer! 11
  • 11. AUES Hysteresis 2005On Wednesday, 6 July, 2005, representatives of theAUES, Engineers Without Borders (EWB) and YoungEngineers Australia (YEA) held a one day pilot programentitled "Building Blocks: Uni for Young Minds" at theUniversity’s North Terrace Campus. The program,sponsored by Snowy Hydro, is based upon a highlysuccessful European program entitled KinderUni piloted Grange Primary School students attaching ligaments and muscles toby the University of Tϋbingen, Germany. Sixty Year 6 and their wooden legs.7 students from Grange Primary School and West LakesShore Schools were invited to attend. accompanying practical display involved using anThe key goals of the program were: experimental drop tower to show the effects of • to promote engineering as an exciting career path, weightlessness in microgravity conditions. This was done • to promote engineering as a discipline of great by viewing video footage from a wireless camera benefit to our local and global community, displaying the changing value of a mass on a set of particularly in sustainable development, scales as they were dropped. Students also viewed graphs of the changing mass recorded during the drop. • establishing the relevance of primary school learning, through maths and science, to The day established the pilot program as a complete engineering, success. Responses from a post-event survey completed by 54 of the attendees indicated that 47 (87%) thought the • encouraging students interest and future self- day was better than an average school day and none driven learning into engineering, and thought it was worse. All 54 (100%) students answered • promoting the importance of problem solving and that they now have a better idea of what engineering is teamwork skills. and 37 (68.5%) view engineering as a fun and exciting career path (only half of the others (16.7%) did not whilstThe day began with Tim Nelson (Biomedical Engineering the other half were unsure).student from Flinders University) presenting a lecture on Due to the success of the program, all three of thethe biomechanics of the human knee. The presentation involved parties, AUES, EWB and YEA, would like to seeentitled “Stiff, Squishy and Spongey” was followed by a Building Blocks continue in future years. We plan topractical component which involved the students expand the program to involve a greater number ofattaching masking tape ligaments and rubber band schools, especially as we are aware of a number of othermuscles to a wooden leg, mimicking the function of a real primary schools that were keen to attend this year’shuman knee. program. ! Laura BrooksThe second presentation, given by Dr Anthony Parker(Academic Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Computerand Mathematical Sciences at the University of Adelaide)concentrated on both the qualitative and quantitativebenefits of wind power to society in comparison to non-renewable energy sources such as fossil fuels. Thecorresponding practical session required the students tocalculate the amount of carbon dioxide emissions savedby the generation of electricity from a wind farm asopposed to electricity generation from burning fossil fuelssuch as coal or natural gas. The students used real worlddata from South Australia’s first wind farm, Starfish Hill,located on Cape Jervis.The final presentation, given by Dr Gerald Schneider(Aerospace Engineer and Senior Lecturer at theUniversity of Adelaide), focused on the terrestrialsimulation and biological effects of microgravity. The West Lakes Shore School students receiving assistance with their wind farm calculations12
  • 12. AUES Hysteresis 2005 Engineers Rock! (Paper and Scissors)The blood-sport of Rock, Paper, Scissors (RPS) is onewhich is played socially often, but rarely competitively.This year, for the first time a South Australian RPSTournament was run. A group of hardened engineeringtypes and passionate RPS players took up the challenge.The four qualifying heats ran on Friday nights from the 1st– 22nd July at pokie-central: Skycity Casino. With only thetop two finishers from each night progressing onto theState Final it was a hard-fought campaign. Theengineering squad had some success with Ben “The The Engineering State Finalists. Back (L-R): Peter ‘Fists o’ Fury’Paperboy” Baker comfortably winning heat three. Also, in Mathews, Ben ‘The Paper Boy’ Baker, Lachy ‘Origami’ McFarlane,the final heat, with the momentum building towards the Brendan ‘Paper Man’ Gordon. Front: Xan ‘Bunyip’ O’Shea, Julian ‘Rock Star’ O’Shea and Hilary ‘Soft Rock’ Schultz-Byard. Absentstate final, the squad was in its best form with a top three (getting a final rub-down): Paul ‘Paper Shredder’ Pincusfinish – Peter “Fists o’ Fury” Mathews overcomingBrendan “Paper Man” Gordon in a close match (Julian opening match of the night, seems he“Rock Star” O’Shea coming third in the heat). Of notable was distracted by the multitude of RPS groupies. Of themention one of our team, Hilary “Soft Rock” Schultz- final four, engineering students had taken three of them.Byard, was given a yellow card and an official warning On one side of the draw was The Paper Man againstafter he threw an offensive ‘up-yours’ style scissors at an Origami. What Origami lacked in top level play he madeopponent. For the remainder of the season, and to this up for in raw talent, taking the match off his engineeringvery day, Hilary is known as the bad boy of South kin to make the State Final. On the other side of the drawAustralian RPS Rock Star lost the match in the final throw, a devastating result. In the play-off for 3rd place the Paper Man cameIn the build-up to the State Finals the organisers of the from behind to win, despite Rock Star having three matchevent raised the number of finalists to 16 (the top eight points – seems the Paper Man’s strategy of ‘Scissorsqualifiers from the heats + eight wildcards). Due, in a Never Wins’ had some merit.large part to the charismatic nature of engineers, thesquad was offered a wildcard place. Skills gained from The final match was extended length format being best-Management and Professional Practise for Engineers of-five, best-of-five. Origami was competing against somewere implemented and we convinced them for an guy called Matt. There was silence in the crowd as theadditional four wildcard spots. It was shaping up well for two competitors made their throws which becamethe team – with a hefty eight man squad for the big deafening applause whenever Origami (the crowdtournament. favourite) made a winning throw. The game was close throughout – going to the fifth. Sadly for all engineers andFriday 29th of July: State Final Night. The turn-out by the for many in the Skycity crowd Origami went down in acrowd at the Balcony Bar (Casino) was huge. Brendan truly nail-biting final few throws. Overall – 2nd, 3rd and 4th‘Paper Man’ decided that a suit with Morpheus style – not a bad night for the Engineers. See you RPSing insunnies would give him the psychological edge in close 2006! !matches. Specially crafted shirts with RPS slogans were Julian O’Sheaworn by some of the squad members including such linesas “Run with Scissors” and “Follow the Paper trail”. Paul‘Paper Shredder’ Pincus got beaten by a girl in the Strategies from the top RPS players in SA “Scissors Never Wins.” – Brendan G., 3rd Best RPS player in South Australia. “The skill in RPS is not what to throw but when to throw it. You see, a Rock is a poor option against Paper – but if your opponent throws a Scissor it really is a great strategy” – Ben B. “Run with Scissors. Scissors wins or draws to two thirds of all possible throws.” – Hilary SB “The number of opening throws is limited only by your imagination; however Rock, Paper and Scissors are the most common.” – Anon. Paper Man (left) laughs in the face of a focussed Rock Star in the 3rd/4th place decider. As we all know Paper (Man) beats Rock (Star). 13
  • 13. AUES Hysteresis 2005 SCHOOL OF Chemical engineering Anne Philcox, Handoko Putra and Gideon Kuncoro have returned to the School to undertake postgraduate studies. Thoa Nguyen and Henry Huang were awarded It has again in 2005 been a year scholarships to undertake postgraduate studies at the full of challenges but in meeting University of Cambridge. We wish them well. Chemical those challenges we have Engineering students from all four levels of the program generated significant featured strongly in the annual round of Dean’s Merit achievements and highlights. Certificates for outstanding academic achievement. The School maintained its strong The annual Plant Tour was a great success, with thirty- commitment to and involvement in two Level 3 students, accompanied by Dr Yung Ngothai, the CRC for Clean Power from Dr David Lewis, Ms Elaine Minerds, and postgraduate Lignite. Individual staff have student, Ms Kyleigh Victory visiting seven Southmaintained existing research programs or developed new Australian processing sites. The group were taken onones with other researchers in the University of Adelaide tours through National Foods, Port Pirie Smelter, the NRGand with industry, research institutions and universities in Power Station at Port Augusta, WMC’s Olympic Dam,Australia and overseas. Such collaborations serve to Santos’ Port Bonython Liquids Processing Plant, ACIdiversify and strengthen our research activities and Glass Manufacturers, Coopers Brewery and to finish off aprovide access to equipment and facilities not readily quick trip to Wellington Hotel to sample some of Coopersavailable within our School. Dr. Peter Ashman took Fine Ales.Special Studies Program (SSP) leave in semester 1, A/Prof. Dzuy Nguyen took SSP leave over the whole year, We have continued with our annual undergraduateand Professor Keith King took several short periods of student satisfaction survey that was initiated in 2000. ItSSP in semester two. Two of our postgraduate research enables us to gauge student perception of our teaching,students, Stephen Pahl and Oenone Macintyre, also services and facilities and it provides us with valuableundertook periods of study leave away from Adelaide to feedback on which to act as we continually strive to makedevelop their research skills and take advantage of improvements, subject to financial constraints wherespecial facilities and equipment available in selected relevant.institutions overseas. Three of our postgraduate students,Richard Muhlack, Samuel Phua and Tim Ballantyne were We have put considerable effort into recruiting local andsuccessful in winning prestigious fellowships and prizes. international undergraduate and postgraduate students.The research grants, publications and projects Our current mix of local and international studentsdocumented in this report demonstrate the strength and generates a stimulating multinational learningdiversity of the research activities of staff and environment that is appreciated by all.postgraduate students. This has been maintained despitethe ever-increasing demands on staff time of so many The School is committed to excellence in all its activitiesother commitments and the intense competition for with special emphasis on an enjoyable, motivational andresearch funds. safe working environment that is free of discrimination and harassment. The examples of the activities,We continue to attract undergraduate and postgraduate affiliations, collaborations and achievements of the Schoolstudents of exceptional quality and within each cohort a for 2004 demonstrate the exceptional quality of thesignificant number of females. The very high quality of the undergraduate and postgraduate students and underlinegraduating class of 2004 was reflected by the significant the readiness, dedication and commitment of thenumber awarded Honours and their achievements in academic and general staff in meeting the challenges,winning many scholarships and prizes. Special known and unforeseen. !congratulations to Thoa Nguyen who was awarded a Professor Keith KingUniversity Medal, a just reward for her outstanding Head of School (Chemical Engineering)academic performance throughout the undergraduateprogram. Four of the 2004 graduating class, Hugh Jones, The third year chemical engineering plant tour. 15
  • 14. AUES Hysteresis 2005In 2005, CHEMS achieved something great; for the first students being offered interviews and employment with thetime in recent memory we managed to fill all the positions companies that attended. We were lucky enough to haveon our committee before the end of first term. In fact, due many companies attend the evening, including Santos, SAto our highly successful Fresher’s BBQ in week one, we Water, KBR and Adelaide Brighton. The night ended inrecruited two very enthusiastic first year representatives true CHEMS style with an exit to the city, cheese plattersand lots of new members who were only too happy to and all! Thank goodness for those Ian Wark carry bags.enjoy the complimentary BBQ. After last year’s hugely successful Quiz Night, the CHEMSThis year we were clever enough to have voted a member committee was determined to make this year’s event evenof the extended Cooper family onto the committee, the bigger and better! Bigger? Well, we didn’t quite beat theresult being that the beer for our BBQs was 100% 120 people who attended last year, but we compensatedsponsored by Coopers Brewery; thank you Joe and thank with the brilliance of the MC. Better? Yes, indeed. Withyou Dr Tim. The success of our four BBQs this year can so many fantastic prizes, the committee was struggling tobe partly put down to the plentiful supply of Dr Tim’s give them away by the end of the night. It was notTraditional Ale, but credit must also go to the fantastic uncommon for a carton of beer to be bestowed upon awork of the committee members who ensured that all the participating table for absolutely no reason at all.necessary coleslaw, hash browns and students arrived atthe designated location as required. The biggest and best CHEMS event is yet to be held at the time of writing. That is the Annual Dinner and AGM, the2005 was also the inaugural year of our mascot, best opportunity all year (other than the Plant Tour) to getExchanger Man. If you’ve seen any of our posters this drunk and dance the night away with your lecturers. Thisyear you would recognize him as the process flow diagram night combines drinking, voting, speeches, drinking,symbol for a heat exchanger – with some added features dancing, eating and drinking to produce what would be anincluding eyes, a mouth, legs, a cape, and on formal unforgettable night, if only you hadn’t enjoyed the drinkingoccasions, a suit jacket and bowtie. quite as much. It seems to be a mystery how the votes are tallied up amongst all this mayhem and debauchery, but honestly, that’s really not at the top of your mind whenThe acclaimed CHEMS Industry Night was held earlier in you’re in the middle of a four-hour drinks package. Thisthe year than previously in order to beat the closing date event is also an opportunity to say farewell to the final yearfor many graduate job applications. Although this meant students and wish them well with their relocation to thethat the new committee had to swing into action early in real world. Definitely, this is an event not to be missed. !first term it proved to be a change for the better, with many Sally Kernich16
  • 15. AUES Hysteresis 2005Each year, the Chem-E-Car project is availableto third year chemical engineering students whowish to take part. In groups of four, the studentsmust design and build a model car that ispowered and controlled using chemicalreactions. Each of the cars compete in the localChem-E-Car competition.The Chem-E-Cars are not allowed to usemechanical brakes, electronic timing devices, orspark based fuses. They must be small enoughto fit inside a shoe box and have a total worth ofunder $500 each.One hour before the competition starts, thedistance that the cars must travel (between 0and 30m) and the load that the cars will have tocarry (between 0 and 500g) is announced. Inthe hour before the competition, the teams dofinal tests on their cars to determine how best toachieve the desired distance. The object of thecompetition is for the cars to stop as close tothe desired distance as possible, but the speedof the car is irrelevant. Each team is allowedtwo attempts at stopping as close as possible to the target The winning WINNING TEAM ‘05distance with the best of the two runs counting as that Chem-E-Car Michael Taitteams final distance. In the local competition, if the car entry. Katherine Jenningsgoes too far past the target distance and hits the wall ofthe room where the competition is held, then the car is Candeece Fallandallowed an extra run. This is due to the space restrictions Paul Hughesat the venue for the local competition (room N218). electrochemical cells to using a combustion engine toThis year, four teams took part in the local competition, drive the cars. Regardless of how sure each of the teamswhich was sponsored by Santos. The designs varied from were that they could make their designs work effectivelyusing pressure driven steam engine type systems to while still on paper, everyone learned (or relearned) first hand that Murphy’s Law never fails, as anything that can possibly go wrong did go wrong. Each of the four cars performed well at the local competition with comparable results from most teams. In the end, the competition was won by ‘The Purple Cobras’ whose combustion engine driven car stopped the closest to the target distance after some rushed repairs (Murphy strikes again). The winning team will be heading up to Brisbane in the September break to compete against other teams from across Australia and New Zealand at the annual CHEMECA conference. ! Michael Tait Not the winning Chem-E-Car entry. 17
  • 16. AUES Hysteresis 2005It appears that many on the 2005 School of ChemicalEngineering Plant Tour have mysteriously fragmentedmemories of the five day journey. Being the only person onPlant Tour who did not drink alcohol (this includes oursupervisors) it is up to me to recap the whole thing.It seems fitting, then, that our first day was focused onvisiting operations in the heart of the South Australian wineregion. This included an in-depth wine tasting at RowlandFlat Winery. The wines were described as ‘fruity’, ‘ochre-like’ and (my favourite) ‘keroseney.’ Of course, theprocesses at the place were interesting, too. After severalhours of bus driving we made it to the safest place in theuniverse (Port Augusta – or Port Aug’utta as it isaffectionately known). The cabins were warm enough andhad fridges sufficient to hold large amounts of booze. Thenext day we ventured to Port Augusta Power and had quite tour of the mine. But we were able to see some verya view of the town from the upper heights of the station. intriguing unit processes. We returned to Adelaide andAnd we received free pens. Next was Port Pirie – and the went our separate ways. Friday, however, we were allZinc Lead Smelter. Changing into Oompa Loompa back on our big bus and off to Gropep and (my personalcostumes, we were able to look around their copper and highlight of the tour) National Foods’ Salisbury Milkzinc refining plants. The smell never left any of us – despite Plant. It was here that two urban myths were crushed:how much some drank to try and forget it. We were NO, the number at the bottom of Farmer’s Union Icedprovided with gas masks though, it should be said. Coffee has nothing to do with the concentration of coffee (it is merely a marker to show which packingBack at Port Augusta that night, fun was to be had. A free machine was used); and the generic brand milks (e.g.barbeque supplied by the School of Chemical Engineering, Woolies) are made in the exact same way as namebut cooked by us (slave labour), was eaten in no time. brands (Pura Milk). Oh, we were treated to freeThen the drinking, card playing and late night talks began… samples, too. Let me tell you, a FUIC tastes 10 timesand went on and on and on. The ramification of this was a better when you have just seen the process it has gonevery quiet bus on Wednesday and, thus, a very happy Dr. through. I doubt, however, it would taste as nice if youAshman. It was on this day that we visited Santos’ saw the cow it came through.Fractionation Plant in Port Bonython. We were also treatedto a tour of OneSteel’s Whyalla Steelworks later in the day,in which our friendly tour guide made sure we got goodphotographs. In fact, he almost demanded exactly when wetook them, and what of. We departed to Roxby Downs andarrived after picking up 5 very large pizzas to take with usto the caravan park there. Enjoying our drinking, pizza,more drinking, double beds and Foxtel, it was frankly quitehard to leave the place.Alas, we had to visit Olympic Dam. It was raining, whichwas very rare, meaning that we could not experience a full So Plant Tour 2005 was an amazing success. A huge thanks to Mary Barrow for her hard work behind the scenes, as well as Dr. Chris Colby. Our bus driver did not participate in the wine tasting, and for this we are thankful. Credit must also go to Louise Schwarz and Candeece Falland for designing the highly fashionable Plant Tour T-Shirts. Of course, last but not least, many thanks to Dr. Peter Ashman and Andrew Wright for keeping us amused and on time. ! Aidan McClory18
  • 17. AUES Hysteresis 2005 This year the YEA ran a series of workshops called “Job YEA-SA has had quite a Search Boot Camp“ with the Australian Computer Society busy year this year! It all (ACS) focused on Jobs and Job-hunting. There were 6 started late last year with seminars in all; Applications and Resumes ran in March, the idea of dedicating 2005 Intro into Interviews in April, Interview case studies in as the Year of the Young May, What Employers Are Looking For in August, Engineer. After a long Workforce Reality in September and Job Options in drawn out process, the October. We have had some great turnouts and lots of National Council approved positive responses so we are considering making this an and 2005 was made the annual event, so if you missed out there might be next Year of the Young year. Engineer! This is the first time Engineers Australia This year, YEA also extended its arm our to some has dedicated a year and regional areas thru The Snowy Hydro Regional could be the last. Ambassadors Program. This involved a small group of young engineers visiting secondary schools in Whyalla,The year kicked off with the division’s annual dinner held SA, in April. The young engineers gave presentationson the 23rd of February at the Observatory function centre. and participated in discussions aimed at exposing theThe dinner was traditionally the division AGM, but this profession of engineering to students, parents andyear they separated the 2 in an attempt to get more teachers. The program, which was funded by Snowyattendees. Instead, the dinner was used as the state Hydro, received high praise from other YEA committeeslaunch of the Year of the Young Engineer and as such, around Australia.the Division sponsored a heap of young engineers toattend the dinner, with a lot of students from Adelaide uni. There were 2 events held on campus in early August- the Future Pathways Talks and a Formula SAE meet andIn early March, a busload of Young engineers ventured greet. The Future Pathways Talks are where graduatesout to McLaren Vale in search of Goon and Coon from the Uni come back and do a little presentation on(Cheese and Wine). The tour was run by the Blessed their experiences at uni and where it has lead them today.Cheese company and departed Adelaide at 10 am. The Adelaide Uni had talks on Monday 1st August, with threefirst winery was Wirra Wirra Vineyards. There, we gorged speakers: Kim Farrant, Matthew Hochman and Ben Misenourself on Cabraliete Goats Cheese and Adelaide Hills and was attended by about 50 students. On the 4th ofSauvignon Blanc 2003. The next stop was Pertaringa August, the YEA and Mechanical College ran a joint eventwhere McLaren Vale Bonfire Block Semillon 2002 and on the Formula SAE (FSAE) vehicle. FSAE is a final yearJersey Milk Gouda were on the menu. After lunch, and a project in the Mechanical department whereby studentsbit of sobering up, it was time again to work out the liver at fabricate an open-wheeler racing vehicle from the groundThe Woodstock Winery with Coterie Grenache 2002 and up, and incorporates such things as suspension and18-month-old Cheddar. The last winery of the day was chassis design, engine management and drive trainKangarilla Road where we feasted on all the left over, including a rich Adelaide Blue vein cheese and aMcLaren Vale Zinfandel 2002. Finally, before we departed Engineering week this year was held from the 22nd to theMcLaren Vale, we had to do the mandatory stop off at 26th of August and was sponsored by AustralianMedlow Chocolates- just in case we hadn’t pigged out Submarine Corp (ASC). The highlights of this week wereenough! the launch of the infrastructure report card, Careers Night and the ASC Networking night. Monday was the launch ofA few weeks later, a former YEA-SA president, AUES the infrastructure report card with a press conference incommittee member, Bachelor of the Year Nominee and the morning, which summarised the report and followedBanksia Award Winner, Nick Palousis did a presentation by a Luncheon at the Hyatt. The Careers Night was heldof his work with The Natural Edge Project (TNEP). The on Wednesday where 8 graduate engineers addressedpresentation was on sustainability, particularly focused on 80+ high school students and spoke about there disciplinethe role of engineers and sustainable engineering of engineering and what type of projects they are involvedsolutions. For some background, TNEP is a not-for-profit in. The last of the highlights was the ASC Networkinginitiative comprising young engineers and scientists with a Night on Thursday. As the event was predominatelypassion for achieving a sustainable future. Hosted by sponsored by ASC, it mainly appealed to mechanical,Engineers Australia, TNEP is engaged in a number of electrical and structural undergrads and was wellnational and international projects with a wide variety of attended.organisations including the QLD-Environment ProtectionAuthority, The United Nations and the World Federation of For future events and other info, come visit YEA-SA atEngineering Organisations (WFEO). 2005 further marks !the release of TNEPs flagship publication "The NaturalAdvantage of Nations". For more information please Peter Marzec 19
  • 18. AUES Hysteresis 2005 Secretary’s Report engineering students signed up for our committee. This year level had the largest number of members which is a good sign for the future of the AUES over the next 4-5 This year’s committee has years as these young engineers venture through their been very hard working and years at uni. A summary of membership breakdown can have spent many hours be seen in the table to the left. The survey datum was bringing you the events that taken from 399 members who included their year level on you as well as ourselves have the membership sign up form. enjoyed immensely throughout the year. The committee all This year in the AUES we worked on signing up many first worked very well together and year students (and other year levels) to APESMA and there was a lot of team spirit IEAUST (Institute of Engineers, Australia). As both of which made our job very these memberships are free for all students it was enjoyable. beneficial to all students. APESMA and IEAUST both being professional organisations give students an insight Throughout the year, the into the engineering world, future job prospects,AUES committee have had in excess of a dozen meetings engineering talks and work experience offers.from which I have collected minutes. At meetings, wealways had over three quarters of the committee present Throughout the year, the AUES have been involved inwhich shows the enthusiasm for the duration of the year organising and running many social events for all of ourremained high. Not only is it committee effort that has members. These include the famous AUES pubcrawl,made the AUES successful once again this year, but also BBQ’s (O-week, term 2, tug-of-war and Party Party Party),our members. cocktail night, quiz night and a Hysteresis launch. All events were a lot of fun and were very memorable forAUES Membership In 2005 we have had 538 both committee and AUES members. registered members which makes1st years 41% us one of the largest clubs in All in all, the 2005 AUES year was a huge success and2nd years 19% Adelaide University. The summary the best of fun, and I have enjoyed being a part of it. !3rd years 23% of the AUES members for this year Melissa Hamannfinal years 17% shows that 164 first year AUES Secretary20
  • 19. AUES Hysteresis 2005 conjunction with International Women’s Day. One of the Womens OFFICER Report main purposes of this event was to provide a forum where women in engineering can meet each other and interact The role of the women’s officer etc, because there arent that many of us. Held in the within any organisation is often union cinema, showing Mona Lisa Smile and If These considered to be quite Walls Could Talk, the turnout to the event was low in controversial, given that the role comparison to other AUES events, however given the seems to relate to no more than lack of time for promotion and it being the first time the half of the members of the event was held this was understandable. All who attended organisation and in many cases the event enjoyed the popcorn, dips platters and less than that. However, despite its champagne, that was provided for a $2 donation which controversy, it is a role which is went to Catherine House, a women’s shelter in Adelaide. I central to the objectives and think that given appropriate promotion and word of mouth purposes of the AUES, in encouragement, this could grow to be a staple event in particular objective 3.1.1 – To the AUES calendar. promote the welfare and furtherthe interests of the members of the Society and 3.1.5 – To Having started the year with the intention of runningencourage better formal and informal relationships several women’s events, I have been amazed at howbetween members. quickly the year has gone past. In the remainder of 2005 and in 2006 it would be great to see women’s forumsAn important function of the Womens Officer of the AUES held, where female speakers from industry are encourageis providing situations where women in engineering can to share their experiences in the workforce and theinteract, because for some women it can be quite different paths that are can be taken as a woman indaunting to be in such a male dominated environment. engineering. Another issue that has come to my attentionEstablishing links with other women in a similar situation is the lack of promotion of engineering to female highwho might not be in the same tutorials, lectures or school students. I think that encouraging female studentswhatever can be really valuable especially when these to select engineering as a career path is a role that thelinks are between women in different years of their AUES can play, in particular the AUES Women’s Officer,degree. Also for first years, it can be quite reassuring to in conjunction with the Engineering School and industrybe able to participate in womens only events especially if groups such as IEAust and APESMA.they have come from predominantly female environments(eg an all girls school), as these events tend to be a bit I have enjoyed my year spent as Women’s Officer of themore relaxed. AUES and wish the best of luck to the new Officer Bearers and next year’s committee. !In order to provide such an environment, the inaugural Jakin RavalicoAUES Women’s movie night was held this year in AUES Women’s OfficerThe first year at university can be quite students; the sheer number of studentschallenging for students, particularly in a volunteering themselves as tutors ensured Quote of the Daydemanding degree such as Engineering. that there were sufficient tutors to cover allHence, the AUES and the Faculty of courses every day of the week. TheEngineering, Maths and Computer feedback received was, as always, mixed. “ aware that inSciences had, until 2002, implemented a Some students used the service regularly the past AUES hastutoring scheme, where 3rd and 4th year whilst others didn’t use it at all. run barbecues thatstudents made themselves available to have becomeassist first year students with their studies in Most tutors felt that they were able to assistparticularly challenging Engineering the students with the majority of their unruly andCourses (such as statics, dynamics, problems, but sometimes the students disrupted lectureselectrical systems, logic design, would have a question the tutor was unable in adjacentprogramming and process systems). to answer, resulting in frustration for student buildings, so any and tutor alike. However, feedback disturbance will notThe first semester of 2005 saw the indicated that overall, the scheme ran smoothly with students and tutors both be appreciated.”reimplementation of this scheme, but thistime we tried to improve the program by benefiting, and it was definitely more Engineering Headrectifying problems which occurred in the effective than in past years. Hopefully we’ll (via email)past. Greater volumes of advertisement be able to fine tune it for 2006! !ensured that all first years were aware ofthe scheme; name tags and posters were Laura Brooksused to differentiate tutors from other 21
  • 20. AUES Hysteresis 2005historysisIn 2005, the AUES has been reviving some of its history.This year marks the resurrection of this very publication,printed for the first time in twenty five years. We crushedthe Meds in the revival of the trans-Torrens tug-of-war,again an event not seen in decades. Even theengineering song of many years gone by was broughtback and sung in high spirits at the annual cocktail night.With this in mind enjoy this trip back in time and enjoysome engineering antics through the ages.Earlier in the year an interested few of the currentcommittee met with some past legends of the AUES, 1971 AUES Prez Wayne Groom meets current Prez Michael BanningDavid Gray (Hysteresis editor 1971) and Wayne Groom(AUES president 1971). This social gathering over lunch spectacular AUES successes for 1971”, looking back Iwas a great opportunity to hear about their time at would say that it is one of the most spectacularuniversity and the tales of the engineering society of the engineering society successes of all time! This stunt1970s. This year’s committee gained an enjoyable and occurred in the early hours of Friday morning of Proshinteresting insight into the history and traditions of our week, during an era where Prosh was so big that thesociety. Wayne and Dave got the opportunity to hear how police made frequent passes of the university at night tothe society they were once an important part of has grown ensure no pranks were being performed. The car wasand changed. A thoroughly enjoyable afternoon for all towed from its secret North Adelaide location, withconcerned! Engineers find an innovative solution to the parking problem onSomething we all enjoyed - Wayne brought along some Victoria clipping from the local papers of this era (includingthe Advertiser). Wayne and a friend were running in theStudent Representative Council elections (now theSAUA). As part of their campaign they hired a stripper toperform a strip on the Barr Smith Lawns and promotethem! The media interest was high but this didn’t doenough for his campaign however, as he wasn’t elected.It is hard to talk about great events of the AdelaideUniversity Engineering Society without talking about theGreat Car Hang of 1971 when a group of engineeringstudents managed to suspend an FJ Holden underneaththe university footbridge. The Hysteresis report states“Operation Bridge-hang must rate as one of the most New and old AUESers collide22
  • 21. AUES Hysteresis 2005engineering students lining the streets looking out for the student protests. A group of about fifty or so studentspolice presence. The car was pushed down the grassy marched on parliament house, carrying placardsslopes and under the footbridge. A hand crane (borrowed protesting about the disruptive nature of studentsfrom the engineering department) lifted the car off the protests. They carried down a large wooden temporaryground then the entire contraption was pushed into the stage where they could stand and yell their message tocentre of the bridge, the chain was attached and the car the cheering crowd. The premier at the time (Steele Hall),released and allowed to hang in all its glory. A truly great who wanted to be seen in touch with young people cameengineering feat and a great success for the AUES! out and addressed the small but vocal crowd, from on top of the temporary stage. Whilst this was going on, and theIn the late 1960s and the 1970s protests were real reason behind all of this, two engineering studentscommonplace, Vietnam, police brutality and others. In this were hidden inside the stage and were quickly digging atime a group of engineers organised the protest against hole in the pavement and cementing a toilet bowl! When it was dry enough the protest dispersed, the stage was 70s style tuggin’ taken away leaving just the cemented toilet. When civil engineering lecturer Dave Walker was younger he and his friends would try to squeeze in a quick beer between lectures (in the ten minutes of time). This would involve a run to the Richmond Tavern, a quick pint and a run back. Soon enough this had become a full blown race – the Dave Walker Richmond Run. The rules were the same, but had official timing and monitoring of the beer skölling. Some of the best times were well under the ten minutes required – 4 and a half minutes. Now, isn’t history fun? ! Julian O’Shea The lecturer Stephen Kaneff drove a small MG sports carElectrical Departmental Anecdotes that was very noticeable in the elec eng car park. In the early 1960s, a group of undergrad students, as a prank,Eric Willoughby was a lecturer within the school of managed to get the car into the first floor of the Engineeringelectrical and electronic engineering in the 1960s, he North building and parked it outside the Chapman Lecturetypified the eccentric academics who are a source of theatre. Kaneff was not amused. The ringleader of this stuntmany university legends. was a mechanical engineering student: Jack McClean.On his way home, each evening, Willoughby would starthis car and then realise he had forgotten something in In the mid-1970s, whilst Bob Bogner was Dean, thehis office. Often he would leave his car running as he cleaners in the Engineering North building kept finding useddashed inside. On one occasion the police came condoms in the secluded thirdknocking on his office door—Willoughby had left his car floor and sent a complaint torunning outside for two hours! the Dean to get this stopped.Eric Willoughby once turned up to a morning lecture In a beautifully understatedwith two ties knotted around his neck. His lecture style euphemistic style Bob put up aconsisted of him holding chalk in the right hand and a notice on the landing that read:board eraser in the left hand—as he wrote with his right “The 3rd floor area may behand he would simultaneously be rubbing out with his used only for authorisedleft hand. university purposes.”Around 1966, the very first prospective femaleundergraduate student approached Willoughby to see if A visiting European intern student from Germany, Stephanhe would consider a girl for an EE degree for the very Enderling, would often work in the Biomedical Engineeringfirst time. Willoughby replied: “I don’t think it is a good lab very late at night and then roll out a sleeping bag to getidea as we don’t have any female toilets here.” a bit of sleep on the floor. Early one morning Stephan was rudely woken at 5am in the morning by an angry securityIn the early 1960s, after Stephen Kaneff delivered a guard. “What’s the problem?” asked Stephan innocently.lecture on squirrel cage motors, the undergrad students The guard informed him that he was not allowed to sleep indecided to play a joke on him. The next day Stephen the lab because it scares the cleaners—as they thoughtKaneff received a call from the RSPCA saying he had there was a dead body on the floor. So, the next daybeen reported for cruelly caging squirrels. Stephan promptly put a sign on the lab door saying: “Students are not dead, they are just asleep.” 23
  • 22. AUES Hysteresis 2005 School of Electrical and work in Sensor Systems and Signal Processing, and Electronic Engineering Telecommunications within the M.E.(Advanced) program. Like most recent years 2005 I am very pleased to be able to report that the strength of has been a year of significant the School’s research program continues to grow, with change and achievement for increasing recognition by industry and national and the School of Electrical and international research agencies of the quality and Electronic Engineering. relevance of our research. All of our research groups are attracting increasing numbers of research grants from the In 2004 we completed the Australian Research Council and industry, and further phasing in of new curricula relationships with industry are presently being developed. for our three undergraduate programs, so 2005 has been The School’s staff continue to receive recognition of their the first year since 2002 in personal achievements. Only recently Dr. Sam Mickanwhich we have not introduced a significant number of new received a Tall Poppy Science Award for outstandingcourses. There have been several teaching innovations scientific achievement in the early part of his career.this year however. We introduced a small project at level Earlier in the year Assoc. Prof. Derek Abbott was elevated1 to help provide some context for the theory taught in to the status of Fellow of the Institute of Electrical andElectrical Engineering I. We also introduced a new Electronic Engineers (IEEE). The IEEE is the world’selective course at level 4 on Radar System Engineering, largest technical society and only awards Fellow status totaught by our new Professor of Microwave Radar, Shane 0.1% of its membership in recognition of outstandingCloude. For the first time this year we ran a personal technical and professional achievement. It is significantmentoring scheme for level 1 students enabling new that there are only four IEEE Fellows based in Southstudents to have regular meetings with academic staff, Australia and they are all associated with this Schooldiscuss any general study problems they may be having, (Derek Abbott, Prof. Shane Cloude, Dr. Mike Gibbard andand to receive advice on career paths and professional Adjunct Professor Don Sinnott).development. It is intended that these students willcontinue to be able to consult their personal mentor Looking ahead to 2006 we anticipate the arrival in thethroughout their undergraduate career. School of Dr. Rastko Zivanovic who has recently accepted an appointment as Senior Lecturer in PowerSuch is the fast changing nature of our discipline that we Systems. Dr. Zivanovic will complement the existinghave recently decided to undertake some further course expertise in machines, power electronics and powerrevisions in 2006 in the Computer Systems and systems within the School, enabling us to respond toTelecommunications Engineering programs, to keep up increasing industry demand for graduates and research inwith changing employer needs and advances in power In many ways the past 5 or so year have been difficult forThis year also saw the introduction of the electronics the profession of electrical and electronic engineering, asindustry education initiative (ei)2, a joint program of the the well publicised contraction of the IT andelectronic engineering schools in the three South communications industries and rationalisation of theAustralian universities and the Electronics Industry power industry have reduced employment opportunitiesAssociation of South Australia. (ei)2 provides for the for E&E engineers. However the future looks bright withsharing of final year elective courses across the three strong signs of renewed recruitment drives from theuniversities, as well as a range of measures designed to electronics, power and ICT industries, both locally andpromote the engagement of undergraduate students with internationally.the local industry. Although (ei)2 is in its early days, as itdevelop over the next year or two it promises to provide May I take this opportunity to wish all students who will besignificant benefits to students in finding work experience graduating in 2005 the very best for their careers. By theplacements and providing greater exposure to industry nature of their education, graduates of our discipline arepractice before graduation. smart, capable and versatile professionals. I am sure that you will all, in various ways, maintain the University ofThroughout the year we continued to expand on the range Adelaide tradition of making a significant impactof course offerings available at the postgraduate level, in throughout your lives. Congratulations, good luck andthe Master of Engineering program. The Faculty also had please keep in touch. !approved the introduction of a two-year Master ofEngineering (Advanced) course work degree. In this Michael LiebeltSchool we offer a range of specialisations in the one year Head of School (Electrical and Electronic Engineering)M.E. program, and will be offering specialised course 25
  • 23. AUES Hysteresis 2005EEESAU differentiates itself from other Engineering clubs However, I take great delight inby catering to the academic, professional and social informing you that this year weneeds of our members. This was highlighted this year by completely severed all ties withthe events we held such as the Matlab course and Post- fair drinks, in addition to the mandatory BBQ eachsemester. Revolutionary Notes Sale and Distribution System Some of your notes areEEESAU vs. CHEMS rivalry Thanks to Greg Harmer and the mouldy, but you don’t know because you didn’t read themFolks from CHEMS will recall with much bitterness the tireless work of the EEESAUday in second semester 2003 when the EEESAU and execs to follow him, EEESAUCHEMS BBQ just so happened to coincide. Not only did has developed a system which facilitates the ordering andwe steal their spot, but we severely undercut their prices. delivery of notes, and this is now the sole means used byIn fact our all-you-can-eat all-you-can-drink BBQ is the School of EEE to distribute notes to undergraduatecompletely free to members, a service we can provide students. The system has captured the attention ofdue to our strong financial position. As a result the 2003 several other schools.EEESAU BBQ was an overwhelming success enjoyed byhundreds of people, while the CHEMS was an abysmal This year saw the flooding of the Barr Smith Library, andfailure in which many sausages survived uncooked. May we faced the possible situation of having to reprint aI take this opportunity to stress that all EEESAU sausages considerable portion of the notes we had printed.are halal. However, I recommend you exercise caution as However by interspersing flood-damaged pages withthey do not receive the tick of the heart foundation. unaffected pages we were able to pass off damaged stock without students’ knowledge.In the year to follow the CHEMS executive boardembraced the age-old adage “if you can’t beat them, join EEESAU Cellarsthem” and attempted to forge a partnership with EEESAU. The legendary EEESAU cellars houses the remainingMembers of the EEESAU exec were invited to a CHEMS alcohol from EEESAU events. In late 2004 the cellar’srun industry night, which we attended in order to borrow location, which is a closely guarded secret, wasideas. CHEMS execs were unimpressed with the discovered by Stephen X. EEESAU cellars now has atracksuits we wore and did not shy from expressing their brand new location and we strongly discourage studentsopinions. However the partnership continued as we did from searching the upper floor of the EM building for it.allow CHEMS members to participate in our nowprestigious BBQ. A CHEMS industry night is a dangerous place to be for Caterers to avoid – University Catering, Blue tracksuit-clad EEESAU execs. We recommend one wear the Lemon, Domino’s souvenir WMC hard hat at all times.26
  • 24. AUES Hysteresis 2005 represented. Approximately 95% of student attendees were part of Julian O’Shea’s entourage, while the other 5% were students who actually bother to read their emails. Following the event hundreds of dollars worth of beer and wine went missing, which was last known to be in the possession of certain EEESAU student reps. We someday hope to recover the missing alcohol so it can be housed in its rightful place in EEESAU cellars located on level 4 of the EM building. The EEESAU Shirt Semester 2 of 2004 saw the official launch of the EEESAU shirt which features a handwritten upside-down version of Maxwell’s equations in their integral form. Not only has the shirt proved a hit with the ladies, but it has also firmly established itself as a useful fashion accessory in the exam room. ! Nigel Brine From an online nerd quiz: 37. Do you know trigonometry? 38. Do you know calculus? 39. Do you know Maxwells Equations? 40. Do you have them on a t-shirt? A CHEMS exec, Zoe Dryga, recovers the microphone from Tommy Desmond (a drunk Irishman), interrupting an impromptu speech Sam Mickan is now able to romance ladies due to the extraordinary powers of the upside-down Maxwell’s equations in their integral form.Catering Black-listUntil such time as EEESAU employs its own set ofcatering staff, we will be at the mercy of third partyoperators when it comes to feeding the hard-workingexecs as they debate the topics that matter. Cateringoperators that failed us over the last year includeUniversity Catering, Blue Lemon, and Domino’s.Historically, University Catering has always managed toincorrectly determine that we have failed to return aparticular item following one of our much heralded BBQs.Dr Brian Ng of room EM408 was quoted as saying:“what’s really missing is their brain”. Despite BlueLemon’s shady past which included failing to document apayment we made, we decided to give them anotherchance. We were mystified when they refused to provideus with a receipt we require not only for accountingpurposes, but also in the likely event they fail to documentour payment. For last year’s executive meeting Domino’spizza sent us out a load of pizzas and one geographically,mathematically, and visually challenged driver who wasunable to correctly determine the location of Gate 5.Here’s a hint buddy, it’s the one after Gate 4.Post-Careers Fair DrinksThe Post-Careers Fair Drinks event was a greatopportunity to network with prospective employers – ifyou’re actually interested in getting a job. For the rest ofus there was much alcohol consumption to be had. Withthe lure of free alcohol, industrial and mining companieswith employees from rural areas were heavily 27
  • 25. AUES Hysteresis 2005ProjectsOf course, 4th year engineering of any sort is not completewithout Honours Projects. Whilst generally lacking theaesthetic pizzazz of projects from other engineering de-partments in the university, the EEE, CSE and IT&T stu-dents have worked hard to produce impressive projects indiverse areas. Projects have ranged from practical de-vices such as mobile-phone detectors, wireless speakersand magnetic trains to more theoretical exploits like clock-tree insertion algorithms, cryptography and data-mining.Outstanding students will be selected to present their pro-jects to the IEEE South Australia section awards evening.In addition, for the first time, the EEE department is hold-ing an open day to showcase the excellent work done byproject students this year.From the Final Year Committee, all the very best to ourgraduating classmates, a great group of young men andwomen who we wish much success in the future.Final Year TopsIn addition to organising the final year dinner, the 4th yearrepresentatives have also been designing and taking or-ders for the Final Year Tops. On offer this year were polotops and jackets. A range of colours were offered to stu-dents for these pieces of clothing which will hopefully bothlook good and act as a memento for students leaving theuniversity and going on to bigger and better things in theworkplace. Approximately 60 items were sold this year,which, whilst less that last year, will still allow the electri-cal engineers to be noticed around the campus during thefinal weeks of this year.During the mid-year holidays, we were shocked andsaddened by the death of one of our classmates. ThomasWright was a final year Computer Systems Engineering,who was well liked by everyone who knew him. Quiet andunassuming, Tom was looking forward to completing hisdegree and beginning the next chapter in his life. Ourcondolences go to his family. Rest in peace, Wrighty.28
  • 26. AUES Hysteresis 2005 An unknown drunkard gets a picture with the two best dressed ladies (Roslyn & Lana) at the Final Year Dinner.Final Year DinnerOn Saturday 17th September, 155 students and staffattended the Robert Walters Electrical & Electronic Victor Temanoff, while final year CSE student DimitriEngineering Final Year Dinner at the Equinox Function Raftopoulos walked away with the PS2. HumorousRoom. The night was a huge success and according to awards were also presented to students who excelled inmany staff and students, it the biggest and best Final various categories.Year Dinner in recent memory! After the formalities, we were entertained by bandWith the alcohol flowing on arrival, it didn’t take long for Tennyson, fronted by elec eng student Ben Kretchman,everyone to get into the party atmosphere of the night. very impressive. They were followed up by final yearThe competition to see which table could drink the most student Peter Keaney, who DJ-ed. By the end of thejugs during the night was well under way! For the final night, Table 8 (captained by Brian Playford, with theyears, it was a chance for them to take their minds of Tobin lads) were clear winners in the drinking most jugstheir final year projects and enjoy a night out with their competition, with 13 jugs (or 17, depending on who youfriends and classmates. ask). The drinks package was well utilised, a little bit too well utilised by some, according to Paul Pincus. Overall aThe formal part of the night began with a speech by Chris fantastic night with everyone in good form and lookingTan, a manager from the major sponsor Robert Walters, fantastic!who encouraged the students to make the most of theircareers and always to strive to achieve their goals. Then A big thank you to the sponsors of the event for theirit was time for dinner – a gourmet all-you-can eat buffet. support: Robert Walters, ElectraNet, Avalon Systems,By this time, the leading tables in the most jugs BAE Systems, IEEE, and EEESAU. Thanks also to thecompetition was on about ten jugs. After dinner, the Head members of the Final Year Organising Committee forof School, Mike Liebelt entertained everyone with his putting in so much effort to make the night a success. !sharp sense of humour and thoughtful words of Sagar Thakur and Jarrad Rosserencouragement. Mike’smessage to the final years wasto go out and endeavour tomake a meaningful contributionto the community as engineers.Next it was time for the doorprizes and awards. And thesewere probably the best doorprizes in the history of doorprizes: an iPod mini, courtesyof the major sponsor and aPlayStation 2. The iPod miniwent to architecture studentAward Winners 2005 Final Year Dinner‘Number 1 G33k’ Award - Daniel Marks ● ‘Mad Scientist’ Award, most likely to cause global destruction -Tishampati Dhar ● ‘Components of Fire’ Award, student who has blown up the most components - Sam Jain ●‘Head & Shoulders Award’, for best lecturer hairstyle - Derek Abbott ● ‘Lecturer Achievement’, for his collection ofbizzarre gizmos - Matthew Sorell ● ‘Lookin’ Good Award’, best dressed on the night - Roger Chan, Lana Liemar,Roslyn Lau. Well done to all of you!! 29
  • 27. AUES Hysteresis 2005SPACED is the official physics and astronomy club of theUniversity of Adelaide. We originally formed in 2000,having been born out of the ashes of the formerastronomy society on campus. Starting relatively small,SPACED has of late blossomed, reaching peak numbersthis year - 151 members to date. We cater for studentsfrom all walks of life, whether they study physics, have apassing interest in astronomy, or just want to hang outand waste time with an interesting bunch of people.Our activities are many and varied, and reflect ourphilosophy of promoting an enjoyment for the mostfundamental of the sciences, Physics, and the mostancient, Astronomy. We blend a good number of socialevents with a fair number of discipline-relatedendeavours, so everyone can find something that suitstheir taste. It would take up more than the allotted spaceto describe in their true glory all of the events we offer, so without a compass, and shown a little of how ancienthere is a brief taste. cultures viewed the celestial sphere.Observatory Visits: These happen on average three Quiz Nights/Pubcrawls/Social Dinners/BBQs: Like anytimes a year and are probably our most successful and club worth its salt, we host our fair share of social getinteresting type of activity. We visit the Astronomical togethers too. BBQs and dinners are a commonSociety of South Australias Observatory in the town of occurrence, and over the years SPACED has visitedStockport (just north of Gawler), and spend the evening many of the fine eateries the city of Adelaide has to offer,gazing skyward, using the 8, 10, 12 and 20 inch and gone back to some too! We have our very firsttelescopes that are housed at the facility. With expert pubcrawl planned for term three this year, as well as ourastronomers on hand to guide us through the dark skies very first quiz night, both of which will hopefully be the firstand answer any and all questions that pop up, its always of a great many more.guaranteed (weather permitting!) that those who attendcome away with a renewed sense of awe in the Universe. In addition to those things we already do, a lot of new activities are on the drawing board. One of theLectures: Every fortnight, and occasionally more often, advantages in being the official astronomy and physicswe invite members of the university physics department, club of the University (and, sadly, the only student societyand sometimes members of the state and even national currently in existence in the state!) is that we get a lot ofphysics community to lecture to SPACED on the many support from professional bodies, such as the Australianinteresting fields of physics. Thus far this year weve Institute of Physics and the Astronomical Society of Southheard talks on the quantum vacuum, the twinkling of Australia. In conjunction with these organisations, we planstars, earthquakes and tsunamis, neutrino astronomy and on holding the first of (hopefully) a series of astronomythe GPS system. We were even fortunate enough to hear camps in the South Australian outback late in 2006. AsColonel Pamela Melroy, a NASA astronaut, give a talk on well as involving students from the University of Adelaide,her experiences aboard the Space Shuttle. More lectures we plan on inviting other astronomy enthusiasts fromare to come before the year is out, and no doubt well Flinders and UniSA, as well as members of interstateuphold the tradition of bringing Australian physicists to the astronomy and physics societies. Were also in the midststudents of Adelaide Uni as long as there are physicists to of organising the creation of bodies similar to SPACED atdrag along and entertain us! UniSA and Flinders, so with any luck the near future will see a proliferation of new physics societies, and hencePlanetarium Visits: One of the great things about a student interest in physics in South Australia.planetarium is that it brings the stars to life, day or night.Within its domed confines, you can manipulate the Do any of the above activities sound interesting? Visit ourconstellations, zoom to any part of the sky you please, website at to find out moresee movies and still images from the flotilla of space about us, or email which dot our solar system, all whilst reclining in for more information on how to join! Join SPACED, andcushioned comfort. About twice a year, SPACED visits open up a Universe of discovery! !the Mawson Lakes Planetarium, where we are taken on atour of the night sky, taught how to navigate at night Wade Shiell30
  • 28. AUES Hysteresis 2005This year a group of engineers, hungry like-mindedengineers, created SABFA! Our ethos -This group of hard-core eaters is dedicated to seeking outand sampling (finishing) the biggest and the best that ourfair land has to offer. From the Schnitzilla to the RoyalBurger to the Schintosaurus, only the largest and finest ofthese Big Foods will be reviewed and rated… SABFA Members, L-R: Hilary, Sarah, Simmo, Nick, Ben, Mel, Brendan, David FJ, Monica, Peter, Nick, Alex, Kelvin, Nic, Jules, Lachy.SABFA… We came…we admired…we ATE!!!Our inaugural general meeting was held at the Cooper’s SABFA is currently planning a “Bring your own SteakAlehouse at the Earl with sixteen big food lovers inattendance. The scientific approach was taken, with BBQ” where members arrive with oversized pieces ofplates being weighed before and after consumption to get meat (that have to be BIG to be allowed on the barbie). An AB record attempt at the Blue & White in Northaccurate data. Now the schnitzel of note at the Alehouseis the Schnitzel Mexicana: a schnitty with a full serve of Adelaide is on the cards, somewhere down the track. Thenachos on top (including corn chips). Simmo experienced future looks big with SABFA.this beast, got through it – the total weight was 1.32kg! Remember: Never eat more than you can lift. !The waiter arrived with three large schnitzels, two were Julesincorrect and the other was a chicken parmy (claimed by SABFA recommends:Lachy). The waiter commented that the orders were The Earl of Leicester: The original big schnitzel location in Adelaide,confirmed correct and headed back to the kitchen with the the benchmark by which all other large schnitzels are compared. Theother two meals. Lachy then unceremoniously broke off “Bull’s Bollocks” (schnitty with meat and cheese topping) is a realthe schnitzel for first tasting and put it in for weighing. experience. The prices are affordable and there is a salad bar for those who are still hungry.Within a minute, the waiter was back where the following The Coopers Alehouse at the Earl: Plentiful schnitzels, very tasty andconversation took place. in great surroundings. Double crumbing adds to the delicious crispy taste. Head down there on a Tuesday and get yourself a deal.Waiter: “These were actually for the other table... You didnt The Queen’s Arms: From what I’ve seen - Adelaide’s biggesttouch it, did you?” schnitzels! The QA deal: finish your schnitzel; get your name in the bookLachy: “Nah, just ripped the bit off the side.” and next time you go, get it free. Makes up for the upfront overpricing. If you are really keen you could probably have them both on the sameSarah: “You could just add some more cheese.” night.Waiter: “You didnt touch it, did you?” The Royal Hotel: Home of the Royal burger, includes a whole pickleWith that he took the “untouched” schnitzel and gave to it to and a whole beetroot. For a period of time the deal was buy the burgersome unsuspecting customer! and a beer, leave the plate clean and the burger is free. Yay! Schnitzel Mexicana—2.2kg including the plate!The Handbag Award is presented each session to themember who makes the poorest attempt at their big food,the first winner of this dishonourable award was DavidFairlie-Jones. Special mentions to: Hilary SB for settingthe best time, Monica for consuming a near half-litre ofTobasco sauce with her schnitzel and to Nick for his firstever schnitzel (what an opener)!A big food story of interest. Alex Silz and buddies went toBP West Terrance Subway back when they had the all-you-can-eat option with the goal: Eat your height inSubway! Now the results were varied, with Alex fallingshort be a good few feet. The best result was a lad whofell just 3 inches short (after consuming 6 foot long subs).Alex needs to become significantly shorter before he canachieve this goal. 31
  • 29. AUES Hysteresis 2005The 2005 pubcrawl started like any other, I was late formy first lecture. That is about where the similarityends. At some stage on that fateful morning someonedecided to see if the Barr Smith Library could float…unfortunately it failed miserably and so did most of theUni’s servers. This did not initially bother me as this didnot affect the availability of the first beer for the day at12.01 in the Unibar. However, I was soon to discoverthat also proved to be good preparation time for our own1. The flyers had not been printed, and printing was out of Simon Mason, for at 5:30 he was to lose his hair. In doingthe question anywhere in the uni, and so he raised a fist full of cash for the Leukaemia2. One of 2 copies of the final flyer file was on the now Foundation.defunct servers, the other was at a fellow committeemember’s house. Upon completion of Simmo’s Shave, the oath was read,The next few hours consisted of getting the file, sourcing and the leader’s jersey was kicked into motion. I waspaper, sourcing a printer and then taking part in the small disappointed with my effort of only holding it for a fewproduction line taking sheets from the printer to the rounds, but none the less satisfied with the free beers.photocopier for the back to be done. With each of the 500 From here it was to PJ’s, it was a hard call, but this littleyellow sheets that come out the clock ticked ever more president is found of his imperial pints. A few pints later Ipast 12pm and I was getting more and more desperate for decided it was time to hit The Stag, unfortunately at thea beer and schnitzel. corner of Rundle St and East Terrace I had to choose between walking up a flight of stairs, or walking up to the Elephant with some rather attractive company… TheFinally at 3pm the debauchery started, rounds of jugs kept Elephant won.the committee table quite satisfied. This created problem1 for yours truly, catching up on three hours of solid A crowd of mostly sober (but not for long) people at the Unibar. Thedrinking time is no mean feat, but certainly achievable. It colour red dominates. THE PUBCRAWL PLEDGE Beer ye, beer ye! Honourable engies, it is time to commit yourselves wholeheartedly to this year’s Legless pubcrawl by joining with me in spouting the traditional AUES pubcrawl oath! Please all raise your right hands and repeat after me. I, state your name, do solemnly swear to uphold the fine traditions of the engie pubcrawl, to drink as much as I might without falling down, and should I be caught, by the long arm of the law, I will proudly pronounce at the top of my lungs “I am an Adelaide Uni Med Student!”32
  • 30. AUES Hysteresis 2005 Relive your pubcrawl! May you remember more than Banning did. 5.00-6.00 1 Unibar 9.30-10.15 7 Mansions 6.00-7.30 2,3 Stag & PJs 10.00 8 Hungry Jacks 7.15-9.00 4 The Elephant 10.00-10.45 9 The Ballroom 8.00-9.00 5 The Cranker 10.30-11.15 10 The Office 9.00-10.30 6 Church 11.00-close 11 East End ExchangeInside, a few more beers were downed and a few morepeople met. It is at this point I would like to personally thankall those who shouted me drinks throughout the night. Itwas here that I had my first encounter with bouncers for theevening. Apparently The Elephant has a no Hard Hatpolicy, and so it was off to the Cranker.Just being there that night got me wondering whatpandemonium there must have been to result in the AUES Competition for the leader’s jersey on stage at the Unibarbeing banned for so long. However I was snapped back to realitywhen I tried to get to the bar, The Cranker really needs to grow abar or two. A few beers and a few happy snaps later and it wastime to head Church. Not necessarily one of my favourite places,but it definitely has one of my favourite specials… 2-4-1!! (Whichto me means drinking twice as much as opposed to paying halfprice) The impressive line out the front inspired me to get an aerialphoto, however Shannon’s shoulders weren’t as stable as they Simmo puts his head on the line for the Leukaemiacould have been and my knee came of second best. On the inside Foundationthings didn’t get much better, although I managed to get the bareasily I didn’t manage to stay inside that easily. Apparently thesecurity at Church are friends with The Elephant security and HardHats aren’t in fashion. It was good to see that I took two bouncersto kick me out of Church, though… I’m improving as the nightmoves on. Also, if you are reading this and you are who I wastalking to when I was removed, feel free to get in contact with me.So it was off to Mansions. I decided to skip Hungry’s as I hadalready had lunch, and so the stomach had enough lining. I don’treally remember much inside Mansions at all. If I offended you atany stage, please accept my apologies. Apparently, I crawled upthe steps and left for the next pub. However, this is the lastconfirmed sighting of me. From here on everyone who I havetalked to who remembers seeing me, doesn’t remember where itwas.My next memory is sitting on some steps wondering if any Engieswould still be out… “Hmm phone says 6am. There may be someat the Casino… Think I’ll catch a cab home, I’m not betting a10min walk to North Terrace on getting into the Cas’ with a HardHat. ! Michael Banning 33
  • 31. AUES Hysteresis 2005 These photos prove that beer and photography are an unwholesome combination.A fine pubcrawl true story haiku.I had a few beers,Mid-root, had to have a yak.Another round, please! Anonymous34
  • 32. AUES Hysteresis 2005 One game played by some on the Engie Pubcrawl (and not approved by the committee, the pubs or SA police) is that of finding a souvenirA pubcrawl haiku. at each of the stops on the wayMore beer, more beer, more through the night, generally pintBeer, more beer, more beer, more beer, glasses or beer mats. Although notMore beer, more beer, more. the cleverest of games – there was Anonymous a notable highlight this year. One pubcrawler this year (who for legal reasons shall be called Mr. X) made a notable pick up. At Hungry Jack’s, Mr. X souvenired himself an EFTPOS machine, requiring the unscrewing of the whole unit. We note that since the crawl they have replaced all EFTPOS machines with ones bolted down. 35
  • 33. AUES Hysteresis 2005The quintessential part of any pubcrawl (after the pubs, beer but didn’t get them, so I’ve been forced to stealbeer, fatty foods and drunken debauchery) is the pubcrawl dozens of shirts to sell on the black market. The Slurvivortheme shirt. I dont know who originally came up with the shirts leave a great shine when you polish your cars.idea of pubcrawl theme shirts, but I’m betting it wassomeone who wanted to go out without worrying about This year’s shirt, Legless, is a parody of Lego, for those ofwhat they were wearing because they have a pathetic you who never had any fun toys. Childhood nostalgia haswardrobe (like me). been a common theme in pubcrawl shirts because we all hate the present so much (at least during exams). TheHow does a pubcrawl shirt get made? Well, in the AUES, shirt was tremendously successful (with over 850 unitsnumerous meetings are held where we come to the sold), despite the numerous people walking up to me andgeneral consensus that it is impossible to agree on a asking why the legoman wasn’t legless. For those whopubcrawl theme (after much yelling and hair pulling). In can’t tell, it’s meant to be ironic. See, he has legs, but it2004, we decided that going says legless—get it?outside of the committee forideas might be useful and No, not really. I have nodecided to hold a contest for idea, I just couldn’t beideas. That’s how a Survivor stuffed drawing anotherparody got made. legoman, and I’m pretty sureUnfortunately, one of the if I drew him with no legsO’Camp T-shirts that year people would be asking whywas also Survivor themed, he has no legs. Thanks forbut it’s generally agreed that forking out your hard earnedour shirt was much much cash for a shirt that doesn’tbetter (biased? No…). make sense, though.By the way, I didn’t want the What’s in the works for nextshirts to be bright orange, I year’s shirt? Well, I have nowanted them to be maroon, idea, seeing as these thingsso don’t blame me. It was the get decided about half a daycolour blind hobo we asked before the images are due atfor the tie breaker vote. the printers. Maybe you can help and become part ofAnyway, the shirts have to pubcrawl history byget designed, which is a job submitting your idea to theI’ve been stuck with for the AUES. Or you could help bypast three years because I buying a $20 shirt and hittingwas foolish enough to let on a dozen pubs in one nightthat I know how to draw and and waking up in an alley. !use graphics programs. I waspromised several cases of Alvin Chan Not all ideas are created equal Here are some ideas that I mocked up based on suggestions last year but didn’t make the cut. It’s a cutthroat world in pubcrawl t-shirt design, and these designs are unlikely to be freed… until someone steals them from this magazine.36
  • 34. AUES Hysteresis 2005PUBCRAWL HISTORY Fun Fact! The Slurvivor pubcrawl shirt, despite a circulation of 750 and a horrendously blinding orange colour, was in such high demand that counterfeit shirts were spotted on the night of 2004 the Pubcrawl. 2002 2003 2000 2001 1999 19971998 Barman (Batman)1996 Dribble J (Triple J)1995 Beer (Year) of the Pig 37
  • 35. AUES Hysteresis 2005For those old enough toremember, Wobbly began as anAUES pubcrawl theme in 2003 (see page 37), The Hysteresis Guide toand soon became so much more. The Wobblyfan base continued to grow, and soon Wobbly Playing “Where’s Wobbly?”had overtaken fellow drunkard/socialistrevolutionary Che Guevara by numbers of shirts • Travel on the Belair Train past Eden Hills station.sold with his face upon it*. • Pass through the tunnel and remember to hold your breath. • After the tunnel, look up the hill on the eastern side.However, after two years of false leads and noreported sightings, even the most drunken of • Find Wobbly and wave at him. He will wave back (maybe).Wobbly fans began to ponder whether the • Get off the train at the next stop.existence of the AUES drinking hero. Despair has • Unfortunately you are now in Blackwood. Catch the next trainnow changed to elation as Hysteresis can now going back to Adelaide.reveal Wobbly has been found in a most unlikelylocation. It appears that Wobbly has beenperiodically wandering around a hillside just south (If you can’t see him, it’s because he’s that damn good at hiding.)of Eden Hills station, entertaining schoolkids andcommuters for the past few months. Wobbly’snew occupation is a much appreciatedcommunity service, soothing angry passengersfed up with stopping next to this ugly hillside forfive minutes every trip. Left: One of these men is a plank of wood—can you guess who?It is difficult to say just what Wobbly has beendoing for the past two years, as after two years ofheavy drinking Wobbly’s own recollections arequite hazy. Although his life is now back on track,two years of frequent casual sex have not sparedthe anguish he feels over losing his one true love,Wilma. As well as Wilma, Wobbly seems to havelost anything else dear to him. Treasuredpossessions such as his backpack, snorkel, hat,walking stick are all gone. Long-time friends suchas Woof the dog and the Wizard have gone theirseparate ways. Even his nemesis Odlaw nolonger wishes to have Wobbly foil his evil plans.Now Wobbly is left only with the clothes on hisback and that permanently drunken smile.Fortunately, Wobbly still has plenty of fansjudging by the happy faces of workers travellingto their dead end jobs and students travelling to Right: A lonely Wobblytheir hand jobs. One such commuter, student remains in high spirits despiteJames Fuller, 23, told me simply “Wobbly rules”. wind, rain and the risk of termites.With sentiments such as this, it is hard to seeWobbly hysteria going away any time soon. ! Ben Baker Wobblywatcher*Claim may be wildly exaggerated38
  • 36. AUES Hysteresis 2005 SCHOOL OF Civil AND time, especially given the skills shortage that I mentioned above. In 2004, a one-year coursework Masters degree environmental engineering (either in Civil and Structural Engineering or Civil and Environmental Engineering) began to be offered by the School. This degree has attracted a number of students Opportunities abound for from Asia and India, especially from China. In 2006, a graduates of degrees in either new Advanced Master of Engineering that will take two Civil and Structural Engineering years to complete will commence. The number of or Civil and Environmental specialist courses offered by the School at 4th year and Engineering. Most of the Masters level has increased although a number of students who will graduate in courses will now only be offered every second year. December 2005 already have jobs. The demand from In August 2005 we had a successful student awards employers this year has been dinner held at The Observatory Function Centre in enormous. Many employers are Hackney. More than 260 people attended the evening doubling or tripling the numbers including 150 students, academic members of staff and of graduates they are taking on. representatives from industry. Prize certificates were Companies asked as early as awarded to students who had gained prizes over the last February of this year to present 12 months. There were 3 scholarships awarded - the their employment opportunities Frank Bull scholarship (KBR), the Patrick Pak Poyto our students who would graduate at the end of 2005. In scholarship (Parsons Brinckerhoff) and the Bardavcolparallel with the demand for graduates has been the scholarship. The evening was a chance for everyone inupward pressure on salaries. Salaries as high as $48K the School to get to know one another better, especiallyare being offered to graduates as starting salaries. In the undergraduates and it is also a chance for students toaddition, graduates who are already employed are meet representatives from industry.receiving healthy pay rises due to the lack of enoughqualified graduates across a broad range of levels. At the end of 2004 we had some fantastic news on student achievement regarding the award of prestigiousThere have been a number changes in programs offered scholarships to study overseas at the postgraduate the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering. As The School had two graduates who were awarded Sirof 2005, the traditionally named Civil Engineering degree John Monash Awards – they were Ms. Olivia Thorne andhas been renamed to be the Civil and Structural Ms. Katherine Daniell. There were only 8 scholarshipsEngineering degree. This better badges the degree awarded Australia wide and all discipline areas wererelative the Civil and Environmental Engineering so that it eligible to apply. So the achievement of having twois clearer to year 12 students as to what the differences students win from the one School is really exceptional.are in focus and content of the two degrees. In addition, Olivia is commencing a PhD at Cambridge in the UK instudents can now enrol in a 5 year joint degree in both September 2005 while Katherine Daniell will study atCivil and Structural Engineering and Civil and ENGREF (Ecole Nationale du Genie Rural des Eaux etEnvironmental Engineering. Our intake of domestic des Forêts) in France and commenced in March 2005.students for 2005 into first year was very good. The total They are both be undertaking studies in sustainable waternumber of domestic students increased from 55 to about80. This will be appreciated by employers in 4 to 5 years The Civil & Environmental awards dinner40
  • 37. AUES Hysteresis 2005resources research. Another scholarship winnerwas Mr. Josh Cantone, a graduate from 2 yearsago. Josh won a Fulbright scholarship and aGeorge Murray scholarship to study for a PhD inCivil and Environmental Engineering at theUniversity of Illinois that is ranked as number 1 inCivil Engineering in the USA for bothundergraduate and post-graduate programs.Finally, Ms. Kim Farrant was awarded aCommonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship tostudy at Oxford University starting in September2005. So I hope that the current undergraduatestudents will set their goals high and will achievesimilar accolades in the future. All students whoreceive first class or honours IIA in their degreesshould consider doing a Masters or a PhD afterthey finish their undergraduate degree.Water has continued to be a focus of the School.In 2004 an International Centre of Excellence inWater Resources Management known asICEWaRM or WaterEd was formed, initially underthe leadership of Professor Graeme Dandy fromour School. A new degree will be in place in 2006 –the Master of Water Resource Management. Thereare 5 universities involved – the 3 from Adelaide,Deakin University and Central QueenslandUniversity. An access grid room will allowteleconferencing between Universities to enablecourses to be taken remotely. Another initiativethat the School has been involved in has been thedevelopment of a Water Research Cluster. Thishas been very successful over the last year andhas boosted research considerably.Let me talk about achievements of members ofacademic staff from our School. There were 2promotions announced in December 2004. Dr.Holger Maier and Dr. Martin Lambert werepromoted to Associate Professor level.Congratulations to them both. Anotheraccomplishment was for Associate Professor DericOehlers who received the degree of Doctor ofEngineering in the August graduation ceremony –this is prestigious, so congratulations to Deric.Another excellent achievement was for Dr. MarkJaksa who won a Faculty of Engineering,Computer and Mathematical Sciences teachingaward this year. We have had 3 new staff join ourSchool in 2005 – firstly Dr. Chengqing Wu who hasbeen appointed as a lecturer – his specialist areais the modelling of blasts and the impact onbuildings. This area of research has the potentialto be a very exciting area in relation to homelandsecurity and mining applications. Two othergeneral staff have also joined us – Mr. DarrenCoad in the laboratory and Mr. Garth Denley asthe replacement computing officer. ! Assoc. Professor Angus Simpson Head of School (Civil & Environmental Engineering) 41
  • 38. AUES Hysteresis 2005 FINAL YEAR Civil EngineeringWell what a year! Civil Engineers have taken overCAT Suite A, and routinely pull all-nighters in theredoing work, socialising or sleeping!!Everyone knows the Final Year Civil Engineers wholook absolutely fabulous in their commemorativefinal year jumpers and t-shirts, with even a few civillecturers looking fashionable in them too!The highlight of the year so far was the Civil and Table 20 housed the lion’s share of Final YearEnvironmental Awards Dinner held in the Observatory Environmental studentsFunction centre. We had the largest number ofstudents, lecturers and industry at the dinner ever! CATS – The Year in ReviewThis also included a couple of stray Mech Engs who Mechs became jealous of Civils attaining unofficialdecided to put their grudges aside (see side box) and ownership of the best computer suites in CATS (albeit withjoin in the great night. Great wine, great speeches, the worst mice—Ed). However through strategic placing ofand awards being given to almost everyone in the deterrents (lunch boxes with mouldy food, paper filing onroom (Us Civils are so awesome that everyone desks and putting extremely heavy reference books on thedeserves an award) made the dinner a success. The desks!) Civils still rule Cats A & B.quote of the night was “sustainability is a lot liketeenage sex; everyone is saying they are doing it andthose who are doing it are not doing it very well”. The However, for those of you who may claim “this is not fair”quiz on the night was fairly difficult, particularly for we wish to remind you that final year civil engineers do notthose who don’t regularly indulge in the quality have a study room. Electrical Engineers have an awesomeliterature that is the Woman’s Weekly, but in the end huge room in the luxurious Engineering Math building, andtwo teams tied for first place and the overall winners Chems and Mechs have their own private computer room,were decided by a rock paper scissors challenge! so Civils taking over a small space in the CATS is okay.After the dinner, if one was to proceed to The The Observatory’s lighting provided atmosphere but made for badElephant and Wheelbarrow, the uncivil side of the photography.civils would be revealed; I drank toomuch to remember much; MelCeko (Civil & EnvironmentalStudent Rep) was hyperactive, andbouncing off the walls (despitebeing cold sober as usual); someguys were accused of being gay(this may say more about TheElephant customers than civils!!);incestuous civil on civil action; andway too much dancing, shouting(supposedly was meant to besinging) and drinking.We look forward to drinking more tocelebrate the end of the year (58days…not that we’re counting) andputting the countless hours spent inthe CATS behind us! ! Amelia Stoeckel Civil & Structural Engineering Student Representative42
  • 39. AUES Hysteresis 2005MAKING IT HAPPENDigging through the Hysteresis archives, there was one PREPARATIONold AUES event that really jumped out. Every year As people know from our legendary BBQs, the AUES hasengineering and medical students would face each other no problems putting on a big do. There were a fewacross the Torrens for a true battle of strength and differences—instead of the usual Math Lawns, the eventendurance. The event: Tug-o-War. The stakes: Winner was moved to the Barr Smith Lawns in order to be closer togets the cup, the Loser gets wet. Seeing the photos of the the action of the River Torrens. We needed to purchase ateams in action inspired me to get this event happening trophy (a task delegated to the Meds) and, of course, aagain in 2005. This event was going strong in the 1940s, length of rope. Before the big day, we headed down to thebut hadn’t been run for about two decades. Torrens to take an accurate measure of cross-river distance. In true form I had left the string at home, so a tripThe engineering committee took very little convincing on to UniBooks resulted in 100m of masking tape. With somethe merits of the idea and, in true engie fashion, the effort and teamwork we fought against the wind and madeplanned event had become a big all-you-can-eat-and- our measurement. For the curious the approximate requireddrink BBQ with the Trans-Torrens Tug being the sporting distance for a trans-Torrens rope is ~ 70 metres. Wehighlight of the day. The hard bit was convincing the headed to Port Adelaide, to Rope and Marine Supplies, anduptight group of future-doctors across the road, the AMSS found the most impressive piece of string we’d ever seen.(Adelaide Medical Students’ Society). Prez Banning and I Now, the Meds were concerned about the cost of the eventpitched the idea to their over-sized executive committee (their treasurer even voted it down, due to the cost); but weand learned a few differences between the engie and eventually decided to split the costs of things like the attitude on whole range of issues. Engies: 4 kegs We knew they were going to hit the roof when they heardfree to members equals money well spent; Meds: stingy. how much this string had cost: $6 per metre multiplied byEventually a day was picked (by the Meds, the inflexible 70 metres = $420.shrews) which was the second Tuesday in Semester 2(2/8/05), not the best day but as long as the big tug washappening we were happy enough. To be fair, this event wasreally pushed through on the med side by AMSS President This string is in for a bad day.and all-round-good-gal Claire Frauenfelder. With verylittle support on the rest of her committee she did a greatjob in convincing her little worker bees to come on boardwith the event. Can you smell the testosterone?44
  • 40. AUES Hysteresis 2005The other major part of organising was the recruitment ofthe finest tug-o-war team the engineering departmenthad ever seen. Ads were put up around the CATS askinginterested people to send their names, weight andexperience (particularly Sumo, Rugby or WorldStrongman) to AUES Tug Coach, Banning. Theadvertising campaign was sharp and targeted—big men= vending machine ads. With the names starting to comein the team was starting to take form, the average weightof the team was well over 90kgs. The rules specifiedteams of eight with at least two girls each side. Findingmen in engineering was easy (surprise), finding the girlswas harder (surprise, surprise). On the day before thebig event we had try-outs (one could say a ‘tug-off’) sowe could pick our best side. At the bottom of engineeringsouth, with a piece of rope the team took turns in tuggingeach other, this got the girls excited, and they finallyjoined the squad. [Yes, I am over the tug jokes] CoachBanning had picked his squad and Team Engineer wasready for the big match. A pre-war psyche-out between AUES Prez Michael Banning and Med Prez Claire Frauenfelder The BBQ was well attended, not really surprising as we made it free for all AUES and AMSS members, for all-you- THE BIG TUG! can-eat-and-drink. Nic Thomson had The crowd headed towards the river and found any possible vantage organised the squad uniforms (dark blue point, mainly on the footbridge and on the grassed area on the wife-beaters for the guys, pink for the university side of the river. As the rope was taken across the Torrens, chicks), when our squad got into the the officials (Claire F and I) explained the rules to both teams of gear the reaction of the Med kiddies was tuggers. At this stage we were going to flip a coin to decide the all- priceless, most were wishing they could important decision about what side each team starts on. One of our back out. tugging team, Brendan Gordon, made an off-hand remark about playing Rock-Paper-Scissors to decide, instead. The meds jumped on this idea - unfortunately for them young Brendan had just finished third The meds put their backs into it. in the state RPS finals just four days earlier (see page 13)! Brendan dominated their representative 2-0, and the choice was up to engies. Team captain Nic Thomson had done his homework and found that the advantage was on the north side and duly sent his team across the bridge to prepare. ROUND 1? With the refs in a boat, we started the countdown to the first heat. “TAKE THE STRAIN” – “3, 2, 1 … PULL”. With that, the teams were off, both sides expecting the big pull to be over in seconds. The meds started well, getting into sync and pulling well. The engineers came back and started to use the north side to their advantage and gained control. Shortly after this, I realised that we’d made a few errors in the planning of the event. When the first of the meds were destined to meet the Torrens, they started dropping the rope and running to the back. The rope was (deliberately) over-length and it looked like this could continue indefinitely, as the engineers were physically against a stone wall on the north side. The heat went for a full 6 minutes with no side looking to finish. We only called off the heat when the dodgy med- folk wrapped their length of rope around a nearby light pole. The heat was stopped, declared dead – but with the large rope advantage being given to the engineers to start for the first (real) heat. Both teams were exhausted after working so hard for such a long period of time. 45
  • 41. AUES Hysteresis 2005 The big turnout at the Torrens, 50,000 strong.ROUND 1With some revised rules (no swapping of positions)the first heat was re-done, engineers still on the northbank. With great calling from Banning the team gotinto a fantastic rhythm, pulling together and with a lotof heart. It paid off and soon enough the meds hadonly about a metre of rope and were bunched up onthe edge of the water. With that the entire teamdropped the rope, to enormous boos by the hugebloodthirsty crowd around them. A great opening winto Team Engineer, although it was looking like nobodywas going to get wet.ROUND 2The teams changed sides, the engineering team being cheeredas they headed towards the crowd on the south side. After takinga break to recover from the strain of another heat both sidesprepared for heat two. It actually played out much the same wayas the first heat – close to start with, but with our team strugglingon the grassy sloped southern bank. Now is a good time tomention the Anchor for the engineering team – Xan “Bunyip”O’Shea. Xan was the largest member of either teams – comingin at about 150kg (he brought the team average weight up byabout 5kg). He pulled every tug of the Above/below: the mighty engie, but this was his only one close tothe cheering crowd. In this tug he wasfocused on the tug so hard that he didn’tflinch when his pants ended more downthan up – an image the crowd won’tsoon forget (regardless of how hard theytry). As the rope got shorter and theteam scrunched up close to the river itwas over. Simon Mason (and thenBrendan) ran out of rope and grabbedthe end briefly, before realising that thiswas wrapped around Xan and crushinghim. The team dropped the rope soonafter. Heat two to the Meds.46
  • 42. AUES Hysteresis 2005ROUND 3 As both teams took the standard lie-down recover, one memberof the med team realised that they were heading back to the ropeon the south side (which had gotten wet twice in a row) – so to‘even the stakes’ thought it was fair to throw the north side intothe river – prick. The AUES rope-man Hilary Schultz-Byardshortened the rope to the correct length to prepare for the finaltug. With the pride of the department and the Trans-Torrens Cupup for grabs the engineers were ready to show us what makes anengineer. Heat three: “TAKE THE STRAIN” – “3, 2, 1 … PULL”.And pull our team did. More passion, heart and muscle went intoheat three than most people see in a lifetime. The pulls werestrong, the timing was good – the meds had nothing to compete.The rope got shorter and shorter and with that they dropped therope and THE TRANS-TORRENS CUP WAS WON: 2-1ENGINEERS!! The victorious engie team, before getting drunk. The contentious cup. THE AFTERMATH After the tug the engineering team was (as you would expect) completely exhausted, but there were beers all round! The meds challenged us to some beer skölling, where we were beaten comfortably, with the med crowd sounding more like the Adelaide Post loss, the meds try not to cry. Uni Choral Society, singing cheers to their guys. The afternoon slowly wound up – it is worth noting that 2 hours and 45 minutes after we had won the cup, we (Simmo) had broken the cup by dropping it on the ground. It was an absolute ripper of a day, and a great event for AUES. Congratulations to the AUES Tug Team, it was a huge effort, you made engies proud! I see Xan being the anchor of this team for the next four years or so – a crowd favourite. The only real disappointment was that no one went that extra yard and got wet. In future I would like to see the anchor of each team harnessed into the rope, wearing a life jacket so there is no escape! Let’s keep the Cup where it belongs, and keep the Tug going for years to come! ! 47
  • 43. AUES Hysteresis 2005 SCHOOL OF Mechanical engineering the ability of graduates to communicate in both written and verbal forms. In fact, your ability or not to communicate will have as much bearing on your selection 2005 has so far been a for employment as your technical ability. For this reason very interesting year for the we have introduced two courses in communication, one in School of Mechanical level 1 and one in level 3 and these are supported by Engineering and its staff documents outlining requirements for project reports and and students. There are a particularly the final year project report. In addition, number of highlights students are required to present seminars to staff and discussed in this article; their peers at both level 3 and level 4 and the level 4 unfortunately, there is exhibition gives students an opportunity to gain insufficient space to do experience in presenting their work to a non-expert justice to all of our activities audience. and appropriately recognise all of the efforts of our staff and students. Postgraduate studies It is worth remembering that your undergraduate degree qualification is a basis for a multitude of possible careerAutomotive Engineering paths. One of these paths involves further study in theThis year is the inaugural year of our new Automotive form of a research project leading to a PhD qualification.Engineering degree program, which is now the fourth of The School of Mechanical Engineering welcomes highour programs following the introduction of Aerospace performing students into their postgraduate program andEngineering in 2004, Mechatronic Engineering in 1998 offers a number of scholarship opportunities so that youand Mechanical Engineering in 1940. The Automotive get paid $22,000 tax free while you complete your PhD. AEngineering program is in great demand by School PhD can lead to careers ranging from Academicleavers resulting in a TER requirement of 95 for entry in researcher to defence research to engineering consulting2005. This new program initiative is the University of to management consulting and even to high levelAdelaide’s response to the issues raised by a task force positions in large engineering companies. The School oforganised in 2002 by the Department of Further Mechanical Engineering has four distinct research groupsEducation, Employment, Science and Technology of the containing a number of people with solid internationalSouth Australian government to address the shortfall of reputations for their work. There are many researchappropriately qualified staff in the automotive industry. projects to choose from as well as staff to supervise you.The degree program has received tremendous support If you are at all interested please feel free to contact yourfrom our local automotive industry, including the tier 1 favourite staff member or Dr Zander, our postgraduatesuppliers to the major vehicle manufacturers. Our major student coordinator.sponsors are Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, StateGovernment Department of Trade and Industry,Schefenacker Vision Systems, Cooper Standard, Final year projectsTenneco Automotive, Air International, Ion Engineering October 21 is the date of our final year project exhibitionand Bridgestone TG Australia Pty Ltd. This support has which is the culmination of 1/3 of a years work for our finalincluded three years of funding for a new automotive year students. The exhibition is an extremely stimulatingengineering lecturer (Dr Con Doolan) and a range of event to attend with a large number of industry sponsoredguest lecturers from industry to ensure that students are prizes and this year it is being held in the student Union,familiar with the latest developments in the industry. In Level 4.2005, the first three years of the program were offered (asyears 1 and 2 are the same as Mechanical Engineering) Week 1 design and build projectso some students took the opportunity to transfer from This annual design and build competition is compulsoryMechanical Engineering into years 2 and 3 of the for all students undertaking programs in the School ofAutomotive Engineering program. Mechanical Engineering. It is held each year in Orientation week and involves a number of lectures and aAerospace Engineering team competition with members of each team drawn from2005 is also the year in which the first graduates will all levels of the programs. We hope that the competitionemerge from our new Aerospace Engineering encourages interaction between team members fromundergraduate program. This program was first different year levels as well as giving experience inintroduced in 2004 as a result of discussions with DSTO teamwork, meeting short deadlines and developingover a couple of years. Local companies working in the innovative ideas to satisfy a design need. This year theaerospace area were also very supportive. competition was to build and race a mousetrap powered vehicle around an L-shaped course. The competition and $700 prize money was won by an excellent team andEngineering communication device. There were also prizes for second place ($400),Through our industry advisory committee and the “most creative design” ($200) and “best report” ($200).personal contacts with industry that many of our students Congratulations to all winners for their commendablehave, we know that employers place great importance on efforts and excellent vehicles. As each prize winning team48
  • 44. AUES Hysteresis 2005had ten or more members, there is unfortunately Awards and Prizesinsufficient space to list them all here. Congratulations to Dr Ben Cazzolato who received a Dean’s award for excellence in undergraduate teaching.Warman competition, Level 2The aim of this years Warman competition was to I would also like to congratulate the 64 students (too manydesign and build a device to collect golf balls from names to list here) who were presented with prizes at ourgolf tees transport them down an incline across a Annual awards dinner where everyone had a great time with400mm gap and down another incline to the finish excellent food and drinks at a specially subsidised price forline. The winning team transported 6 golf balls to the students. This year the awards dinner is on December 8 andfinish line in 9 seconds. Congratulations to the the venue is The Strathmore Hotel, opposite the Adelaidewinners, Shinjiro Hara, Zhuo Ivan Li, Yanjie Sui and Railway Station. See you there!Seng Hou Wong. Finally I would like to congratulate our 2004 formula SAE teamWork experience database for winning the design award at the December 2004For those of you needing to complete your 12 weeks competition in Melbourne. The vehicle was quite capable ofwork experience, I would like to remind you of our being the outright winner but insufficient time for testing nearwork experience database which we are adding to the end resulted in some minor design flaws remaining,on a continuing basis. All companies listed there resulting in an oil leak, which precluded the car fromhave been contacted by us and have expressed their completing the endurance event. The 2005 vehicle has manywillingness to take students for their 12 week work of the design innovations of the 2004 car as well as some newexperience requirement. The database is accessible ones. Plenty of time has been left for testing and we are veryfrom hopeful of an excellent result in December. Good luck to all of our students for the November examinations! !workexp/ Professor Colin HansenConferences Head of School (Mechanical Engineering)Each year Academic staff attend one or twoconferences devoted to their particular research areaand occasionally we host conferences at theUniversity of Adelaide. This year we were please tohost the 3-day 5th Asia-Pacific Conference onCombustion which was attended by 150 delegatesfrom 13 countries. In addition to that, our academicand research staff were instrumental in organising aworkshop on environmental noise for state and localgovernment environmental officers. This was verysuccessful and attracted 38 attendees.Special Studies leaveIn semester 2 this year, Prof. Linton, A/Profs Nathanand Kelso are on special studies leave. ProfessorLinton will be spending her leave pursuing herresearch on projects with the CRC for WeldedStructures and improving the content andassessment procedures in her undergraduatecourses. A/Prof Kelso will be continuing his researchon the confined vortex mixer/burner and updating hisFluid mechanics course material. A/Prof Nathan willbe spending most of his time at Abo Akademi,Finland, working on technologies to reduceemissions from the utilisation of wood for energy. Hewill also be participating in the worlds firstinternational workshop on Laser InducedIncandescence, a laser diagnostic technique beingused by the TEC research group here in the Schoolof Mechanical Engineering group for themeasurement of soot in turbulent flames. He will alsobe visiting colleagues in Chalmers, Sweden, andClausthal, Germany, to expand researchcollaborations. 49
  • 45. AUES Hysteresis 2005Formula SAE is part of a global competition conducted by The 2005 team was formedthe Society of Automotive Engineers. The challenge is for alongside the 2004 team to ensurestudents to design, build and finance a small Formula an even progression of knowledgestyle race car for competition against other universities. and experience from year to year. Forward planning is theFormula SAE provides engineering students with a key to the project and this year greater utilisation hashands-on opportunity to apply their theoretical learning to been made of the general student body through the highlyan exciting and challenging project. successful University Motor Vehicle Engineering Club. This has allowed the team to encourage enthusiasm in the project as well as select from a larger pool ofTeams must build their car around a strict set of experienced drivers.regulations which promote ingenuity in design andmanufacture. Engine capacity is limited to 610cc andstringent safety measures must be met throughout the In 2005 a new approach was taken to the project. Unlikedesign. all previous University of Adelaide Formula SAE teams, the plan was never to build an entirely new vehicle. The 2004 vehicle was to be used as a firm basis and as far as possible integrated into that for 2005. This was in order to reduce costs and production times, ultimately leading to 2002 2004 early vehicle manufacture, more testing time and hence a superior end product. By utilizing tried and tested components from the 2004 vehicle, the element of risk which is associated with any new design in the field engineering was reduced. 2003 Many of the changes made between the 2004 and 2005 vehicle designs were made on a modular approach.Since its first competition entry in 2001, The University of Some of the 2004 designs worked sufficiently but wereAdelaide teams have consistently evolved in design, not optimal and so were improved upon for 2005. Theperformance and professionalism. The 2005 team, majority of new components that were designed andUniversity of Adelaide Racing Concepts (UARC) is now in manufactured were directly interchangeable with theira prime position to advance the developments made by 2004 counterparts, ensuring that there was a provenprevious teams. Using an evolutionary approach, our aim back-up system should the new designs lead tois for the University of Adelaide to consistently excel in the unexpected problems.competition on a global scale and guarantee the successof the team well into the future. As the 2005 vehicle was manufactured far in advance, design and construction work was started on the 200650
  • 46. AUES Hysteresis 2005 display and easier gear change capability. The Drivetrain Team needed to ensure a high power output whilst not compromising vehicle handling characteristics or drivability. Successful developments from the 2004 vehicle were revised to ensure efficiency and reliability. In particular, the gear drive reduction transmission, electrical, engine cooling and pneumatic gear shifting systems have been optimised to retain design integrity and achieve maximum performance. In an effort to improve engine power, a tuned low-restriction exhaust system has been designed. The scavenging effects of a tuned system allowed for total residual exhaust gas removal, minimising backpressure. 2004vehicle. Components designed here were again of a To further the evolution of the vehicle, a variable lengthmodular approach such that if they were built and tested intake manifold was developed to obtain full advantage ofbefore the 2005 competition they could be easily the dynamic properties of air. Manufacture via laserincorporated into the 2005 vehicle for competition. sintered nylon allowed for almost infinite design flexibility, producing an intricate design that offered the best means of dynamically supercharging the engine. Design work forTo enable successful management of the team, UARC the Suspension Team included a completely revisedwas divided into Design Teams of Aerodynamics, steering arrangement, front and rear suspensionChassis, Drivetrain and Suspension with a separate improvements, modified pedal box and brake cylinderManagement Team to oversee the entire project. configuration.The Aerodynamics Team improved the vehicle’s In keeping with the modular design approach, a newaerodynamic package to permit reduced lap times Carbon Fibre De Dion suspension structure, aluminiumthrough aerodynamically enhanced traction. The increase uprights and blade adjustable anti-roll bars were includedin traction allowed greater cornering speeds and lateral for investigation and manufacture for both the 2005 andacceleration while reducing braking distances. High down 2006 vehicles. The rear bulkhead, directlyforce unsprung wings were tailored to provide optimum interchangeable with that used in 2004, wasvehicle dynamic performance in tight low-speed Formula manufactured from cast Magnesium alloy to demonstrateSAE track layouts. The down force was maximized manufacturing process more commonly found in largethrough careful multi-element wing selection without production runs.exceeding the calculated drag limit. Unsprung wings wereselected over sprung wings in order to separatemechanical (suspension) from aerodynamic balance, Through the dedication and perseverance of all thoseimproving vehicle handling and predictability. associated with the Formula SAE project, it has been possible to produce an advanced, high performance and well tested vehicle, and for this reason it is quiteThe Aerodynamics Team not only provided the 2005 reasonable to suggest that UARC can achieve victory invehicle with a new aesthetic image but will also 2005! !incorporate desirable low-drag characteristics into shell Jonathan Kochdesign. The Chassis Team utilized the advantages of theexisting frame design with minor changes made to furtherincorporate varying driver sizes and to provideimprovement for suspension components allowing easierhandling characteristics. 2005The benefits of carbon fibre composites for use asstressed skins were also utilized. It was evident that largeimprovements in torsional rigidity were obtainable fromcorrect implementation of such technologies. Throughadequate testing, the Chassis Team was determined toverify if torsional rigidity gains were beneficial to thevehicle. The results of lengthy testing will also follow on inthe new and improved chassis to be implemented for usein 2006.Improvements were also made in the driver–car interfacewith a more sophisticated and highly visible cockpit 51
  • 47. AUES Hysteresis 2005Jay Ron Wong: epitome of brains and brawn.At 23, Malaysian-born Jay Ron Wong relationships between SA and Certificate of Merit for Outstandingis pretty close to achieving a well- Malaysia; shared their experiences Achievement in 2002, 2003 andbalanced lifestyle. with the wider community; and 2004; the 2002 Aquinas College demonstrated outstanding Academic Award; and during hisAnd it speaks volumes for someone achievement. high school education in Malaysia,who arrived in Adelaide in 2002 from he won an Entrance Scholarship andKuala Lumpur to undertake a According to the judges, Jay was Best Student Award in Chemistry.Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering “head and shoulders” about thedegree at the University of Adelaide others. As a member of the Malaysian waterwithout family or friends – but with a “This means a great deal to me. To polo team, he represented hisdogged determination to succeed. say I am honoured would be country at the South-East Asia understating how I truly feel,” Jay Games in Malaysia; at the WorldFast-forward events and you have a said. Cup qualifiers in Iran; the 2nd Asianmature individual, who has not only Clubs water polo championship inmaximised every opportunity but also “I was also humbled by the presence Malaysia; and training camps andbecome a class act in the process. of the Foreign Minister, the Hon. friendlies in Hong Kong, China and Alexander Downer, and many senior Singapore.This much was evidenced at a recent academic leaders. This made meGala Dinner held at the Hilton Hotel to realise how prestigious the award Besides also excelling at swimmingcelebrate Malaysia’s Merdeka Day is.” and soccer, and enjoying his(Day of Independence), where Jay newfound love of Aussie Ruleswon the top award at an event hosted But the key to this young man is Football, he has already secured aby the Australia-Malaysia Business balance, and his ability to manage position with Santos as part of aCouncil. the accolades and successes. And three-year graduate development this is but one of many he has program.The competition, which is open to already enjoyed.Malaysian students studying at South “This is a fabulous opportunity andAustralia’s three universities, called He is a recipient of the Malaysia my goal now is to remain in Australiafor a student who is a good Australia Colombo Plan and fulfil my role as an engineer byambassador for SA; has contributed Commemoration and Adelaide contributing towards improving thetowards developing strong University Scholarship; the Dean’s quality of life of the community,” he said. Mechanical engineering, “for whatever the reason,” says Jay, is firmly on the Wong’s radar screen. Jay’s twin Jay Wyn and his older brother Jay Vern (28) all chose the same career paths. And his parents? His father has a successful printing business in Kuala Lumpur, while Mum is a retired nurse currently involved in voluntary work! And you can rest assured they are taking a close interest in Jay Ron’s role as aerodynamics team leader in Formula SAE, a project for final year engineering students to design, build and finance a race car to compete against other Australian universities in December this year. !Jay Wong (second from left) at the Merdeka Awards with (from left) Prof. Hock Tan (President of the Howard SalkowAustralia Malaysia Business Council and Prof. of Paediatrics, University of Adelaide), the Hon. Originally published in the AdelaideanAlexander Downer (Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs) & Sir Eric Neal (Patron of the Merdeka (September 2005)52
  • 48. AUES Hysteresis 2005 was beyond the means of most members, there were a number of free public presentations open to club members. Most popular was a board of astronauts and engineers from ESA (European Space Agency), RASA (Russian Aviation & Space Agency), CSA (Canadian Space Agency) and NASA, including Andy Thomas.The past few years have been very successful for theAdelaide University Student Branch of the AIAA(American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics). The AdelaideIn 2003 the club established a program to design and Uni entry inbuild an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV). We decided to the 2004combine the vehicle design process with an AIAA Design, Design, BuildBuild & Fly competition hosted by Uni Sydney. Five & Flystudents were lucky enough to have all-expenses paid trip Sydney to compete against Uni Sydney, RMIT andADFA. Although Uni Adelaide were the only entrants topush the boundary of the design parameters, our entry,‘Duck’ sadly proved to be unstable with a full payload, andfive students returned to Adelaide with a bag of splinteredwreckage! However, a successful flight without payloadhas given the UAV program a good design to base anaerial platform on. Careers night 2005 once again doubled the membership, bringing the club back to an acceptable size. Frank Bull Design Suite filled with students eager to hear from Flt. Lt. Tony Goad of the Aircraft Research and Development The 2003 design Unit (ARDU) of the RAAF, John Davies from Tenix, Dr. & build team in Sydney with Matt Tetlow, and Sarah Crook, an Adelaide University Duck, also part of postgraduate student who had the opportunity to attend the UAV program. the Space Generation Congress in Vancouver, sponsored in part by the AIAA Adelaide Section. One of the innovations Sarah brought back from the Space Generation Congress was Yuri’s Night: ‘WorldOur 2004 careers night saw membership of the club Space Party’. This annualdouble (probably thanks to extensive advertising!). international eventPresentations by Mark Ramsay of BAE industries, Mark celebrates the firstBateup of DSTO, and Dr. Matt Tetlow of Adelaide manned orbital flight.University gave students a great insight into the Adelaide AIAA membersaerospace industry in SA and how they got to where they celebrated in style at theare. It also proved to be a great opportunity to chat to Queen’s Arms, with freepeople in the industry and find out about work experience vodka shots at midnightand graduate positions. Cheers to Yuri! in honour of Russian ingenuity.The AIAA Inter-Uni Design, Build and Fly competition wasunfortunately not continued in 2004 due to difficulties in As usual, the club also attended many presentations. TheSydney… so we hosted our own instead. Invitations were parent branch sponsored many interesting talks, mostissued to interstate universities as well as local notably Col. Pamela Melroy (NASA Astronaut). However,universities and model aero clubs. Disappointingly, this year the student branch organised one of our own –eastern states universities were unwilling to make the Kirby Ikin, president of both the National Space Society ofsame journey that we made in 2003 (stingy, stingy Australia and their parent body, the National Spacepeople!), so the competition boiled down to a head-to- Society, flew from Sydney to Adelaide just to talk to us.head battle between Adelaide University and Holdfast This was an incredible opportunity for students to learnModel Aero Club. A draw resulted in two potential heavy about the Space Industry within Australia, both where it islifting designs for UAV development. going and what opportunities exist. More information about the AIAA Student Branch may be2004 also saw the International Space University hosted found at !in Adelaide. While attending this distinguished institution Rogan Shimmin 53
  • 49. AUES Hysteresis 2005Election week is a strange time; flocks of studentpoliticians wearing colourful shirts come out of thewoodwork and try to pass out a rainforest worth ofpropaganda to unsuspecting students. Fortunately thereis one group who are on the students side, there toprovide some light-hearted fun: The Party Party, a grouppassionate about indifference and apathetic about action.The revival of The Party Party in 2005 was the brainchildof Simon Mason and Nic Thomson. The Party Party is anelection week enigma, raising its ugly head every fewyears, (with this year the first time it has campaigned The official Party Party apparelsince 2001). In previous years, the Party Party has rundozens of candidates for the same position. This year the services to the big silver bag. Whilst very popular with thedecision was made to do something different. To avoid ordinary students of the Uni, the Party Party failed to winthe strict election rules (no banners for SAUA elections, over those organising the elections. In particular, Benhaving to print on certain paper, approving all documents, Ernst stirred the pot when he attempted to move the Partyetc. etc.) we decided to run NO candidates, but campaign Party T-Shirt/Goon stall inside the voting area. He washard nonetheless. ejected, but returned with the Adelaide University Union Election Policies which indicated he was within his rightsBefore election week a group of Party Partiers were to be there – a win for the Party Party!recruited and the campaign brainstorming began, thinkingup pages and pages of Party Party slogans, some funny, The highlight of election week is the annual AUESsome relevant and some just random. To get the Party Engineering Week BBQ. This year, however, it became aParty message out to as many students as possible a serious part of the Party Party campaign, in the form ofbanner was in order, to take the moral high-ground we the Party Party Party. In true engineering fashion it wasdecided on a five metre slogan "The Party Party Doesnt an all-you-can-eat-drink (and-vote) affair, free to all AUESAdvertise". Put together with $10 of fabric from Spotlight members. This event is held on the Tuesday of electionand painted with leftover house paint from Nics place it week, when the student pollies are most keen. Shortlylooked as good a piece of propaganda as any. The final after the sausages hit the grill and the keg was tapped,preparation was getting T-shirts printed up – the slogan: the Engineering-Maths building was evacuated due to a"Everyone loves a good election… in fact Im having one fire alarm, many saw this is a sign – and headed over andright now!" joined the Party Party Party festivities! No one has claimed responsibility for pulling the fire alarm, althoughMonday of election week – the banner was up and the some are suspicious that it was part of a publicity stunt toword of the Party Party began to spread. The other pollies draw more punters to the event.were clearly concerned about this new electoral force,something they hadnt planned for. While they were Traditionally the election week BBQ is a student polliepromising accountability and representation, the Party free zone, with any who dare get close feeling the wrathParty was promising Free Goon Sköls with every T-Shirt!Special mention goes to Hilary SB and Ben Baker for Below: the Party Party banner, now MIA.54
  • 50. AUES Hysteresis 2005 demolishing every faction and ticket on the election ballot. After many more beverages someone within the Party Party decided it would be a good idea to head to the vote counting room and see how we polled. As we didnt have candidates we couldnt scrutineer, so headed to the public gallery adjacent to the count area. After many more beverages someone within the Party Party decided it would be a good idea to hang the Party Party banner within this area. Security and the election officials did not and we were kicked out (for the first time). Being the resourceful engineering types we managed to hang the banner on the outside of the building, so it was still very visible from within this area. After a hazy bit of re-entering and being kicked out of this area we were told that we Pollies pelting each other with cream pies so that we didn’t have to. could be in there if we didnt talk. So a few of the Party These guys will do anything for votes. Party crew headed and began the loudest "shhhhhing" possible. About this time someone (probably Ben Baker) decided that if we couldnt talk then pelvic thrusting wasTHE ORIGINAL PARTY PARTY PEOPLE the most effective way to explain the intricate details ofNic Thomson, Julian OShea, Ed Watts, Hilary Schultz-Byard, the policies of the Party Party to the vote counters – inAlvin Chan, Michael Banning, Simon Mason, Alex Silz, Brendan particular a vote counter by the name of Chris. Good workGordon, Clinton White, Lachy McFarlane, Nick Parkin, Pamela to Trev and Baker.Woods, Ben Baker, Ben Ernstof many water pistols. This year the ban on pollies wasslightly modified to allow student politicians to enter thearea, on the condition that they were only there toembarrass themselves in front of the Party Party faithful.This was done in the form of pollie games. The highlightwas the Pollie Pie Off, where representatives from thevarious factions hurled cream pies at each other, all forthe chance to spruik for votes on our newly acquiredmegaphone. The events were very popular for all thosein attendance and the day was a big success, specialthanks to Craig and others for their efforts.In a last attempt for votes, the Party Party set its standardstall next to lawns on the Friday of election week. The Party Party vigilantly guard the Pollie Free Zone.Banning, Nic and Simmo (the core of the Party Party) setup and within an hour or so the Party Party crowd had Although no one from the Party Party was elected thisswelled to a significant number. This may have been due year, election week was considered a huge the number of cartons they had purchased (well below Good luck to anyone who revives it in future years! (Ifcost due to them being almost out of date, tasty!) The anyone has seen the banner, please let us know. It wasafternoon was lazily spent luring people to the Party last seen hanging outside the vote counting room.) !Party stall with the classic goon box on a string prank and Julian O’Sheayelling Party Party slogans over the megaphone. Asmentioned earlier the folks organising the election never Some of the proud owners of the Party Party shirt.really got into the Party Party and eventually calledsecurity on us, the remaining beer was consumed andwe headed to the Unibar.The Friday of election week is a time when the studentpollies get together and relax after a heavy week ofcampaigning, and wait as the votes get counted. One ofthe events of the night is the faction vs. faction boatraces. Now to the Party Party this was the only result ofthe night worth worrying about, and a star team was puttogether in the form of beer skölling gurus Mark Rogers,Amelia Stoeckel, Simon Mason and Nic Thomson(anchor). Certainly one of the finest skölling teams everassembled, and the results on the night proved this – 55
  • 51. AUES Hysteresis 2005Friday 9th September brought about another infamousAUES night of alcohol fuelled festivities – the annualCocktail Night. This year’s event promised to be biggerand better than previous year’s with the state-of-the-artaddition of presold tickets. Another improvement this yearcame in the form of a twist – a theme. After many heateddiscussions, the originally suggested theme was a TogaParty, strongly supported by the male committeemembers after the impressive and suggestive Toga Partyin Animal House. After much debate on the likelihood of asexual harassment lawsuit, and after advice from theWomen’s Officer this theme was replaced with the moresubdued but ambiguous Dress to Kill – Masquerade.Although traditionally two separate themes their mergerbrought out some interesting costumes.The 70 or so party goers represented a range ofEngineers disciplines and year levels as well as the non-enlightened, and their costumes ranged from animalmasks to former politicians to those who believed their theperfection of their own face could not be improved upon. Drunken revelers.And as usual there were a number of party poopers forwho even wearing a suit was too much effort. volume of alcohol purchased, the bar was drunk dry byIn attempting to preserve something of the essence of the 11pm.Toga theme and mourning the previous week’s loss of theParty Party toga, committee member Ben Baker An all you can drink event tends to generate its ownnominated an area as his own sexual harassment corner. entertainment, particularly when accompanied by aSadly for him this remained empty for much of the night. soundtrack of music suitable for drunken dancing. Party games were limited and disorganised, and involvedRegular cocktail night appearances by favourites such as strange manoeuvres with balloons. The usual drunkenHarvey Wallbangers, Illusions and White Russians were dancing, prompted by the lively music and mood lighting,joined by the ever popular Engie Surprise and the improved in quantity if not quality as the night wore on.somewhat dubious addition of Xan’s Surprise. For themore typical engineering types this year saw for the first As the night wore on the number of steady-footed peopletime the inclusion of beer. Despite the ever-increasing and alcohol reserves decreased and the empty cups piled up on tables. And when the bar had run dry, the security Stunning natural blondes pose for the paparazzi. guards were getting itchy feet and only the most determined were left standing the lights were lifted to reveal another newly resurrected AUES tradition: the inaugural performance of the new and improved AUES song (see next page). Led by the ever enthusiastic Ben Ernst, the 50 or so remaining pissheads struggled against their inability to read the printed lyric and lack of musical talent and timing to join in what looks to be a modern classic. ! Lisa Moon56
  • 52. AUES Hysteresis 2005 An unfortunate victim of Baker’s corner. A panoply of masks and costumes. How can one improve upon perfection? An interesting interpretation of the theme.AUES ENGINEERING ANTHEM (Sung to the tune of "John Brown’s Body")CHORUS: A power house by day and forty beers at night,We are, we are, we are, we are, we are the Engineers, An Engineer may never sleep and still stay just as bright.We can, we can, we can, we can, we can demolish forty beers. And if you ever ask him how he keeps up his routine,Drink rum, drink rum, drink rum, drink rum, drink rum with all of us, Hell raise his trusty can of Jolt, smile and say "Caffeine!"For we don’t give a bugger for any old bugger that don’t give a bugger for us. A Med sat in a tavern with a lovely neighbour lass,An Artsie and Engineer once found a gallon can, And stared when more than nineteen times she raised and drained her glass,Said the Artsie, "Match me drink for drink, let’s see if you’re a man." He said "youve out drunk four strong men and half the bar my dear",They drank three times, the Artsie fell, his face was turning green, But the maiden smiled demurely and said "Im an engineer."But the Engineer drank on and said, "Its only gasoline." In Arts and Sci and Med there are countless untruths toldVenus was a statue made entirely out of stone, About how women engineers are frigid, strange, and cold.Not a fig leaf was upon her, she was naked as a bone, But true men prefer lady engineers of courseOn seeing that she had no arms, the Engineer discoursed, And sleep with women who study friction, motion, stress, and force."The damn thing’s faulty concrete, and should have been reinforced." OPTIONAL FEMALE CHORUSThere are so many Pubcrawls, we could make a list, We are, we are, we are, we are the female Engineers,But you wont get anywhere if you don’t remember this; We can, we can, we can, we can drink just as many beers,When hundreds of Engineers put their livers to the test, Drink punch, drink punch, drink punch, drink punch and come along with us,A Pubcrawl’s not a Pubcrawl, unless it’s AUES! For we dont give a damn for any damn man who cant get it up for us! 57
  • 53. AUES Hysteresis 2005While the rest of us were putting up with July’s unusuallack of Adelaide snow, a few engineers were havingwacky adventures with AUSKI on the slopes of Mt.Hotham. Calvin Fine attempts to recall what he can.The annual AUSKI ski trip took place in the midyearholidays this year with a strong engineering contingenteager to bring their brand of fun along for the ride.Around 190 eager adventurers departed on 4 busesfor the distant Mt. Hotham. A “pleasant” 14 hour busride ensued, and saw President Banno greatly enjoyhis bottle of slightly discoloured coke. A special Apparently wearmention must be made of the two young ladies who ing other people is popular at Mtpurged on the bus; the tone of the week was set. Hotham.AUES committee were well represented, with PresidentBanno, Scullking Nic and the mysterious Mr. Ziegveld Sometime around 1am and far from sober,living it up in Club3. Ben, Mel and Crystal could all be Banno (in drunken rock-star mode), Club3er and fellowfound on the top floor, while Amelia shared room 23 with engie Callum, and myself made the ‘wise’ decision to hikethe party girls (including always controversial CHEMS to the summit and attempt to ski back to the chalet. Whilepresident Claire). the adventure was a success we did learn that it was very cold outside, and that it is very hard to put skis on in the dark when you have no sense of balance.Snow conditions were perfect, with fresh dry powderdelivered on day 1. Backed up by a week of beautifulsunshine the slopes were in top condition. The same Engineering skills were shown off in the construction ofcould not be said for the condition of many of the skiers the giant cock. Standing a full 3 meters tall, and with aand boarders; there was never really time for a rest. In my girth that made riding side-saddle a necessity the cockexperience mornings consisted of an early breakfast and was by all accounts absolutely enormous. Othera morning spent skiing away my hangover. The cold air, memorable engie occasions were Big Nic getting Big Air,coffee, bacon and Berocca worked wonders. By the time the appearance of Juan Pablo and Mr. Ziegveld at Pornbeer and toastie lunch came around, I generally felt pretty Night and the gladwrapped cowboys. Needless to say agood; the general consensus was that the afternoon was good time was had by all. Gladwrap is essential kit for anythe best time to be on the slopes. Some however felt the holiday. (Little known holiday tip #432: You can make awee hours were the best time to ski. In the dark, without table for your room by gladwrapping together the drawersall those other pesky skiers. from your dresser.) I have no idea how Banno and I managed to convince two almost complete strangers to get gladwrapped together with us, but I did discover that it is difficult to climb stairs. The bar denied us service (I can’t imagine why), and our expedition to find another one only led to us falling over in the snow, unable to stand up (good work by Wurstie to pull us up by the door handle… we didn’t get far.) Juan Pablo was a crowd favourite, and he certainly managed to spread the gospel of love far and wide. While there was strong resistance, in the form of snowballs, cups and the odd beer bottle from some, Juan stayed true to his heart and cleaned many a pool. Mr. Ziegveld didn’t get far in convincing people that he was Austrian; many caught on when he said he was from Prague. The trip is highly recommended to all engies. With a toastie machine, 5 kilos of cheese and enough bottles of black sam to feed an army you can’t fail to have the time of your life… ! . ‘Juan’ got dibs58
  • 54. AUES Hysteresis 2005 The ultimate in driving luxury1983 Mazda 626 Prestige motoring through the back alleys of Adelaide. Nic Thomson gives you a tour through the hottest car in second hand motoring—the gourmet Mazda 626! Note the pimpin’ alterations and improvements that have been made to this fine beast. (Let’s hope these are skills being taught in the Automotive Engineering degree—Formula The donk. SAE, eat your heart out!) Fast Facts: 1998cc, 5 speed manual Power: Unknown (but considerable)Another satisfied driver. Performance: 0-60 km/h: 9.88 seconds 0-100 km/h: 18.29 seconds 0-120 km/h: N/A (Ran out of road) What an excellent place to take that hot date! Boot full of empties nearly doubles the street value! Keyless ignition. Custom exhaust and racing body kit. 59
  • 55. AUES Hysteresis 2005Sick of having to actually open your fridge to get yourself a nice cold beer? Tired of having to getice for your kegs? These are problems no more as Michael Banning shows us a new life skill.Step 1 Head ondown to your localhome brew shopand enquire abouthaving a keg systemat home. Take noteof his advice as itwill be far morecomprehensive thanthis. Purchase theequipment (someplaces have readymade packs withe ve r y t h i n g youneed) Step 2a Get yourself a fridge to use solely for beer. Even better if it has a freezer, this is a good place to store the glasses so that they are frosty cold. Step 2b Empty said fridge of any non beer product, even the shelves. Step 3 Drill a hole (5mm approx) for the gas line in the side of the fridge. Do this Step 4 Drill a hole for the beer line on the side the gas bottle will be stored. though the front of the fridge. If possible do this in a concealed compartment, like the butter or eggs compartment.60
  • 56. AUES Hysteresis 2005Step 5 Pass the gas line through hole in the side of the Step 6 Drop past your local BOC gas distributorfridge. Connect the line to the regulator and the gas and get an account and grab a “d” size CO2connect. Attach the beer tap to the front of the fridge. bottle. Then connect the regulator to the gasNote Use a bit of small diameter poly pipe over the bottle. Connect the beer line to the tap and a beerthread for the locking nut to clamp to. connect. Note The beer line will need to have a couple metres of length, this will help the beer pour better. The excess length from the keg to the tap can be coiled up and sat in the fridge. Step 7 Do a brew, and fill the keg. The keg will need to be burped, to do this put some CO2 pressure in the keg and release it, do this a few times to get rid of any oxygen in the keg. Then cool the keg down and gas it for a week at 100kPa (less for less bubbles eg stouts and darks). Step 8 Get yourself a pint glass and celebrate the end of construction. Remember to tip the glass. CAUTION Drilling holes in the side of some fridges may bugger the chiller plate. This will permanently stuff the fridge. Also, this is not a very complete description of the entire process, the author takes no responsibility for any loss or damage which may occur by following these instructions. 61
  • 57. AUES Hysteresis 2005Nicholas James Amos Taras Andrew Diakiw Ming Wei LeeThe R.J. Jennings Memorial Prize for Institution of Radio and Electronics The E.V. Clark Prize for ElectricalMechanical Engineering Design Engineer (IREE) Prize in and Electronic Engineering MicroelectronicsClaire Elizabeth Barber Joy Zhuowei LiThe Western Mining Corporation Ltd. Chuan Hong Joseph Foo Institution of Radio and ElectronicsPrize for Level III Chemical Readymix Prize Design of Concrete Engineer (IREE) Prize inEngineering Structures MicroelectronicsOana Cristina Barulescu Mark Kym Gilmour David LimThe Bank SA Prize for Computer E.O. Tuck Prize SAAB Systems Prize in SoftwareScience Engineering and Project Craig Robert GlynnDaniel Kane Blake The Australian Steel Institute Prize Michael Cameron LuggThe Society of Automotive Engineers The R.J. Jennings Memorial Prize(Australasia) Prize Anna Hardie for Mechanical Engineering Design The K.R. and M.S. Davey Prize inKyle Robert Blay Biochemical Engineering Michael Philip MathersInstitution of Radio and Electronics The Rutter Jewell-Thomas Medal The DSTO Surveillance SystemsEngineer (IREE) Prize in and Prize Undergraduate PrizeMicroelectronics Thao Phuong Huynh Robert James Mc DonaldRyan Bernard Byrne The IBM Rational Prize in Software The Hayes Knight Prize in StrategicThe SBS International Earthquake Engineering Management IIIEngineering Prize Renee Lauren Iannotti Jaleel MesbahRoger Chan School of Mathematical Sciences The Sir Robert Chapman PrizeThe IBM Rational Prize in Software First Year Statistics PrizeEngineering Thoa Thi Minh Nguyen Nicola Mary Jones The Lokan PrizeAlexander Casimir Cichowski The Robin Memorial PrizeThe Australian Computer Society Vicnaswaran ParamasivamPrize for Computer Science Anya Lucy Jones-Gill The Cooperative Research Centre The Optimatics Prize in Water (CRC) for Welded Structures AwardPaul Clausen EngineeringThe R.J. Jennings Memorial Prize for The United Water Prize Belinda Ann PetersMechanical Engineering Design The J.G. Wood Memorial Prize Jessica Eleonore KaszaAndrew Paull Coward The David Murray Scholarship in Bryan PilkingtonThe JCEC Medal in Chemical Mathematical Sciences The Aduchem Prize in AnalyticalEngineering The Sir Ronald Fisher Memorial Chemistry Scholarship for MathematicalJames Daniell Statistics III Paul Benjamin PincusBardavcol Scholarship in Civil and The Nancy Webb Prize in The Mares-Eaden Prize forEnvironmental Engineering Mathematics Shakespearean and Early ModernThe Steel Re-inforcement Institute of English Literary StudiesAustralia Prize Kin Fung Lam The Colin Horne Memorial Prize The IBM Rational Prize in SoftwareIan John Day Engineering James William PlantThe Robert Warner Medal in the The Coffey Prize in GeotechnicalSchool of Engineering Prize Peter Daniel Larden EngineeringThe Frank Bull Scholarship in Civil The Leadenhall Australia Prize inEngineering Portfolio Theory & Management III Talis Janis Putnins The Commerce Prize in Corporate The BankSA Prize in Finance Theory III Macroeconomics II Business SA Prize for Level II Economics62
  • 58. AUES Hysteresis 2005Henry Paul Reed Wen Lieh Song Kong Wee TohThe IBM Rational Prize in Software The K.R. and M.S. Davey Prize in The IBM Rational Prize in SoftwareEngineering Biochemical Engineering EngineeringTyson Ritter Allan Andrew Stabile Simon Jonathon TukeWazim Hasan and Amir Hasan Abdi Australia Society for Operations The Applied Probability Trust PrizePrize Research Prize Sarah Jane WebsterMarc Philip Robinson Felix Ernst Sutton The Patrick Pok-Poy ScholarshipThe R.B. Potts Prize J Mazumdar Prize in Engineering and Mathematics Christopher Michael WestonJarrad Paul Rosser The IBM Rational Prize in SoftwareThe Sir William Goodman Adela Tashkent EngineeringScholarship Bill Henderson Prize School of Mathematical Sciences Darren Paul WilliamsAndrew Walter Saint First Year Mathematics Prize The Award of the Institution ofThe Western Mining Corporation Ltd. Engineers, AustraliaPrize Level IV Chemical Engineering Mark James Thompson The K.R. and M.S. Davey Prize in Sandum Viraj WimalagunaMichael James Smith Biochemical Engineering KodituwakkuThe IBM Rational Prize in Software The Gerard Industries ‘Clipsal’ PrizeEngineering Alicia Zakarevicius The Apple Computer Prize for Honours Computer Science CIRCLES MOHR CIRCLES 63
  • 59. AUES Hysteresis 2005 AdeLAN In short, Adelaide Uni’s new LAN!!! society is providing a sorely missed experience for experienced and new g4m3rs alike. We’re already preparing another year of Lanning Society successful gaming, filled with conquest and triumph. I hope you’ll join me in looking forward to our next LAN!!! Of Adelaide University with a sense of longing and excitement like that of the long awaited return of absent lover, mixed with the fear and apprehension of being righteously Pwn3d.The Adelaide University Lanning Society has experienceda year of unprecedented growth. The society now boasts So, next time you feel the bloodlust rising in your veins,a compliment of 60 active members enjoying our regular just grab your battleaxe, close your eyes, tap your heelsevents. After six events, I can confirm that we’ve escaped together three times, and say, quietly… “there’s no placethe yawning red pit of dept, and been flung screaming into like… there’s no place like…”. Thenthe wide world of financial independence. A dedicated call on us. !committee of 4//350m3|_y 1337 933|<5 has beenimproving our network and facilities with wantonrecklessness. Ben Ernst AdeLAN TreasurerI have to say, I’m extremely impressed looking back at allthe work our Pres, Ryan Craig, a.k.a. Raedur, and VP, OFFICIAL SPACE FILLERMatthew Allpress, a.k.a. the_jackal001, have put in tomaking AdeLAN extremely competitive in the local scene.I won’t bore you with the details, but we’ve ended up with The AUES Problem Solving Chartprobably the fastest gaming network in the state, withgreat scalability for the future. The guys have ported ARE YOUBitTorrent technology for blistering fast file transfer. NO SOBER? YESThey’ve written a dedicated website that LANners use totrack game winners and tournament progress, evencaffeine intake. DO YOU THEN WHO HAVE BEER?We’ve seen some great case mods, particularly DrFrag’s CARES?case at LAN!!!five (DrFrag claimed the n00bskillz award DRINKas seen in the left picture). It’s impressing to see him pull ONE. YES NOall his peripherals, including his LCD monitor, out of a littlealuminium case, which transforms into his computer, FIX THEcomplete with fan ports, LEDs and USB ports! I’d like to PROBLEM.take this opportunity to welcome the newest addition toour team. 4d3L4n the Alligator, fresh from his previous job PROBLEMat The Family Store has taken to his position as team SOLVED!mascot with great enthusiasm. You can see him in thepicture with DrFrag.64
  • 60. AUES Hysteresis 2005 538new members 19committee 1100drunken pubcrawlers 930shirt sold @10 drinks per person equals 3135litres of beer 70metres of rope 1trans-torrens cup (broken) 950litres of beer consumed at BBQs 2300sausages1050burgers168loaves of bread 150litres of punch1political party 84slogans 0votes 1stolen eftpos machine 45bottles of spirits at cocktail night 68pages of Hysteresis (60filler pages) The CATS vending machine is operated by the AUES. This year it was run by Tom Vincent (your next AUES president). This is why there are genuine 1978 prices and it is stocked at random times. Your purchases support Tom’s heavy drinking habit! Profit from Vending Machine Sem 1 2005 Projects are due, students don’t leave the CAT Suite for days on end. Resort to diet of lemonade and Snickers Bars. vending machine gets refilled C ash four times a day. Coke cans sell for 35c each, giddy up! Purchases three full trolley loads. The vending machine this year did more thandispense sugary snacks at affordable prices. For a short period of time Arts Degrees were available for purchase but were removed due to lowdemand. It was also used as a publicity tool for the AUES (particularly when recruiting for the Tug-O- War)! Tom V is looking into making the vending 14-Mar-05 3-Apr-05 23-Apr-05 13-May-05 2-Jun-05 22-Jun-05 12-Jul-05 machine stock cans of beer. We will keep you Time updated on this front. 65
  • 61. AUES Hysteresis 2005Each year is always remembered for one particularly definingmoment. This is normally an event so momentous, so extraordinary,that it will be forever etched into the annals of our history books, andglorified within the collective human psyche of our community. In2004, this event was, without question, the revealing of JanetJackson’s ‘ninja star’ nipple. But what will 2005 bring? What will beremembered as the event of 2005? Perhaps we should first recap onwhat was, and is still yet to be, the year that was, and is, still. Yes? January The year 2005 began much like that of any other of our fine millennium. Most of humanity lay weak and Su doku—an exercise in frustration. impoverished, their lives but a mere spectacle of squalor and wretchedness for us, the housed and non- hungry types of the world. Poverty, disease, sickness, and injustice were but some of the plights that these It’s a pope! people faced on a daily basis. In Australia, however, we played cricket. And won, too.February The shortest month of 2005 was notable for a number of groundbreaking global events. For starters, London’s The Daily Telegraph introduced the first ever su doku puzzle to a newspaper, sparking a mad rush from all other publications to get their hands on this “fun” and “inventive” waste of time. Also, the Kyoto Agreement finally came into binding force, meaning that all 153 signatory countries were now bound to follow its provisions. Of course, the US and Australia are not part of this agreement, arguing instead that it is a fundamental human right of each and every citizen to be able to own at least one Commodore and one SUV. March Apart from a few bombings in Iraq, which, due to their frequency, aren’t really even newsworthy anymore, nothing much happened. Now this was definitely the month of news. On April 2, Pope John Paul II finally April passed away. However, in what seemed to be a classic Catholic revenge plot, he decided to hold his own funeral on exactly the same day as Prince Charles’ royal wedding. This was clearly a way of sticking it to the English Royal Family, and more importantly, the legacy of King Henry VIII. And before you start thinking that this is just some far-fetched conspiracy theory, consider these interesting historical tidbits: back in 1531, King Henry VIII broke off all ties with the Vatican so that he could establish his own alternate church, namely the Church of England. His reasons for doing so were simple: he was sick and tired of the Vatican’s strict rules regarding marrying multiple women. Fast forward 500 years, and you now have Prince may Charles attempting to have a second royal marriage, obviously following in the footsteps of the late King Henry. Clearly, the Pope would have none of this; and More died accordingly. This forced Prince Charles to postpone his wedding by an bombings. unfathomable couple of days. Payback can be so sweet.66
  • 62. AUES Hysteresis 2005 This month was notable largely June because of the decision by Spain to allow legal recognition of same-sex marriages, joining the likes of Belgium and the Netherlands. In Australia, Tony Abbott responded by declaring that same-sex hunting season was to be legally opened. On July 7th, London was hit by a series of terroristJuly bombings, killing 50 and wounding around 200. Media attention on the blasts was almost unprecedented, with millions of viewers across the globe transfixed to their television sets. On July 23rd, Sharam el-Sheikh, a resort town in Egypt, was also hit by a series of terrorist blasts, London was also bombed in WW2, so they must be killing 90 and wounding around 150. However, the media used to it by now. remained more or less silent on the issue, and Western viewers once again resumed their interest into the marital lives of Brad and Jennifer. August 29th was the day in which Hurricane august Katrina struck New Orleans. The resulting aftermath showcased the most evil, callous, and dastardly human behavior ever thought imaginable… and that was just from US federal politicians. If only one good thing is to come from such a terrible event, it is the fact that Kurt Russel now has a cheap set piece to film his third sequel to Escape from New York. September The Party Party hit town; and gained instant global recognition for being the first political party to ever try and campaign for votes inside a vote counting room.Hysteresis would not have been complete without a weather map of a hurricane. The party then followed this up with a second significant milestone, becoming the first party to ever campaign for votes inside a vote counting room through the use of pelvic thrusts. Even former US President Richard Nixon was said to have been impressed by the behavior. Kudos to anyone who’s managed to finish one of the bloody things. Largely irrelevant. According to the October-December soothsayer-like editor of Hysteresis, news in these last few months will merely be a repetition of what has already been outlined above, and thus, there is no need to even discuss it. And thus was 2005. However, which of these events should garner recognition and eternal honour as being the event of 2005? After much deliberation, it was decided that none of them really qualify. Rather, the greatest moment of 2005 was clearly that achieved by Will Arnold of the United States, who on 16 April 2005, managed to set a new world record for solving a Rubiks cube using nothing but his feet. A pertinent and timely moment, and one that truly did define the very essence of what was 2005. ! Nick Parkin 67
  • 63. AUES Hysteresis 2005 The Full Adelaide Uni Experience: Attend an O’Camp (regardless of what year you’re in) Collect more diary beer vouchers than is humanly possible to drink in one night – then attempt to on the last day of first term. Spend a week on the AUSKI Ski Trip. Go to a Law Ball. Score a fresher. (If you’re a fresher, score a final year) Go on an Engineering Pubcrawl – with the shirt. Participate in O’Week Milk Skölling or another event on the lawns. Win the leader’s jersey on a pubcrawl. Sit a supplementary exam. Get yourself in Vox Pop in On Dit. Join a club in O’Week that you will never participate in for the rest of the year. Actively avoid student politicians during a student election. Join a protest. Play hackey on the Barr Smith Lawns Spend an all-nighter in the CAT Suite. Have a day at the races with a club or society. Be on a first name basis with the bouncers at the Unibar. Eat undercooked meat at a BBQ on the lawns. Play for Adelaide Uni at the Australian Uni Games. Eat a Mayo lasagne and live to tell the tale. Lose your borrowing privileges at the Barr Smith Library. Attend Skulduggery. Take a trip to Roseworthy. Finish an exam at Wayville and head straight to the Goodwood Hotel. Eat a Unibar schnitzel (+ chocolate) on schnitty day and reminisce about how much cheaper they were in first year. Skip a lecture because the company in the Mayo/Unibar is too good. Get a degree (optional).68