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The 2007 Annual Adelaide University Engineering Society (AUES) Magazine

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  • 1. HYSTERESIS 06/07The Annual Journal of the Adelaide University Engineering Society
  • 2. 1 AUES HYSTERESIS 06/07hys·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. THE ADELAIDE UNIVERSITY ENGINEERING SOCIETY Publisher Adelaide University Engineering Society Editors Alexander Jenner-O’Shea and Tom Vincent Published October 2007 1
  • 3. 2 AUES HYSTERESIS 06/07 EDITORS’ MESSAGES THANKS The Editorial Committee would like to thank everyone who had input in the making of this magazine. A special thanks goes to the sponsors, who without, we simply wouldn’t be able to print and supply this magazine to engineering students for free. When/if you have the chance to support them please do. If you have any queries about this current edition or suggestions for up and coming magazine please visit and contact the current AUES president. Hysteresis 06/07 was written and edited in September/October of 2007. Thanks to Hantie for being so awesome and beautiful. AUES LOVES AND HATES People we love People we HateTooheys FREE BEER Charlie For giving people food poisoning at BBQs.Charlie Wearing a dress Med Fucks Still owe us for the tug-of-war ropeJen For being wonderful Charlie For stealing AUES alcoholChuck Norris Does he really need a reason Joel Not managing to arrive to a BBQ beforeNina Cause she jiggles Comment 12 when being in possession of the main removed by Womens Officer payment cheque due at 10am.Charlie For being a scapegoat James Lovell Wearing a dress (and loving it a bit too much)Sandy For DJing The Union For being allergic to funMarky Mark For dressing up like a girl Law Society For being too cool for the AUESBuck’s room entertainment 07 Levitating candle Charlie International Womens DayBBQ Punters Especially those who turn up Brendan Lim Wanky, immature emails to help turn sausages Med Fucks Wouldn’t give us the skulldug cup whenSkye For putting in more effort than we beat them half of the committee each year. Bodz and Babez “Models”???Mason For creating our Pubcrawl designs Joel Dropping the BallThe Hoff Doesn’t everyone James Lovell Spilling beer on a laptopTom Best President Ever Charlie For thinking he’s part of the AUESSunni Best President Ever (not counting Tom) Union Room Hire Charged us a cleanup fee when we redecoratedBigger & Better Helping sell shirts in O’Week their room for free.The Duck from Quiz night What a trooper Coopers (except Helen) Wouldn’t give us free beerJules and Alvin 05 hysteresis was awesome Tom Worst President EverYoutube PEANUT BUTTER JELLY TIME! Sunni Worst President EverOur Vending Machines They work Joel For seriously thinking that he helped the AUES Quiz night guy 06 He knows what he did Human Movement For being so fit and taking the tug seriously. Leaders Guernseys Who leave early (piss-weak) – I’m looking at you Nick B Our Vending Machine Only gives back 20c In case you don’t realise, or you are reading this in the year 2020, each student was allocated 100mb per semester. The above values are huge, very huge – go sapac01 you good thing! 2
  • 4. 3 AUES HYSTERESIS 06/07 CONTENTS: Page AUES Committee 2006 4 AUES Committee 2007 5 Prez Says 6 VPs write up 7 Treasurer’s write up 8 Women’s Officer’s write up 8 Editorials 9 AUES Events 10 Vox Pop 18 Faculty of Engineering Staff 20 Executive reports 22 Head of School of Australian School of Petroleum 24 Head of School of Chemical Engineering 25 Head of School of Civil Engineering 26 Concrete Canoe Challenge 27 Head of School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering 28 Head of School of Mechanical Engineering 29 AIAA 30 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle 31 History-sis 32 Where are they now? 36 Dear Editor 39 AUES in numbers 43 2006 The year in review 44 2007 The year in review 46 The full Adelaide Uni Experience 48 Pics of 2006 Pics of 2007 3
  • 5. 4 AUES HYSTERESIS 06/07 COMMITTEE 2006 Thomas Vincent Craig Browett Michael Quince Laura Brooks Zuhra Sadri Crystal Forrester Nina Hydbom Matt Newcombe Ben Duivesteyn Joel Stanley Richard Kohler Michael Fischer Sunil D’Souza Daniel Ali Michael Newman Kevin Chan Alexander Jenner-O’SheaExecutive Committee General CommitteePresident – Thomas Vincent Richard KohlerVP (Activities) – Craig Browett Michael FischerVP (Education) – Michael Quince Sunil D’SouzaTreasurer – Laura Brooks / Zuhra Sadri Daniel AliSecretary - Crystal Forrester Michael NewmanWomens Officer – Nina Hydbom Kevin ChanPublicity Officer – Matt Newcombe Alexander Jenner-O’SheaIT Support - Ben Duivesteyn / Joel Stanley 4
  • 6. 5 AUES HYSTERESIS 06/07 Committee 2007 Alexander Jenner O’Shea Rachel Eriksen Rebecca Tennant VP of f#cking Awesomeness,Actual Women’s Officer Becski Jeremy Mellor Megaphone Man *cough nina cough* Fanta Pants Kevin Chan Sunil D’Souza Kristina Noicos K Dawg Zuhra Sadri Worst Pres Ever Tits McGee Cash Nazi Ryan Faulkner Pinhead and GeneralChris Schwarz Drunkard Schwatta, Your next Prez Tom Vincent Best Pres ever, Colour coordination award Absent at group photo Dan Ali Michael Richard Crystal Yasmin James Ben Dan tha Newman Kohler Forrester Freschi Lovell Duivesteyn Man Clip Art Dicko Not so IT “bigger” I’m a dick Bendy King support Executive Committee General Committee President - Sunil D’Souza Richard Kohler VP (Activities) - Alexander Jenner O’Shea Daniel Ali VP (Education) - Chris Schwarz Kevin Chan Treasurer - Zuhra Sadri James Lovell Secretary - Crystal Forrester / Rebbeca Tennant Ryan Faulkner Womens Officer - Rachel Eriksen Jeremy Mellor Publicity Officer - Michael Newman Yasmin Freschi Hysteresis Editor – Alexander Jenner O’Shea Kristina Noicos Thomas Vincent IT Support - Ben Duivesteyn Ex President – Thomas Vincent 5
  • 7. 66 AUES HYSTERESIS 06/07 PREZ SAYS Prez 06 – Tom Vincent Prez 07 – Sunil D’Souza 2006 and 2007 have been two very strong years for the sugary snacks and caffeine became easily accessible in the CATSAUES. Total number of members and event attendance has making 24hr efforts that little bit easier.continued to soar, even with the introduction of VSU which hasseen many clubs (and sections of the union) fold. Each year In 2007 the biggest area of growth for our club was thecontained record numbers for the pubcrawl, which now sees 2008 size of our BBQs. In early 2007 the AUES put a lot of effort intoready to break the 1500 mark in t-shirt sales. Go the Engies! planning events efficiently and catering for larger numbers which, throughout the year, saw us comfortably knock back 6-8 kegs in an It’s our strongest belief that the AUES is the best thing afternoon, even when it’s pouring with rain, like in Term 1. Theabout university life at Adelaide. Engies are the biggest faculty on increasing number of kegs is aided by a new sponsorshipcampus and as such we feel it’s the responsibility of the Engineering arrangement with Toohey’s this year. Their continuing supportsociety to throw the biggest and the best events. helps us run large events on campus, most of which are completely free for members. As always the year is best kicked off with the pubcrawl;continuing our run of sodomizing your favourite childhood images. A welcome addition to our club in 2007 was the2007’s theme is a great example - “Teenage Mutant Binja Turtles” introduction of an electronic membership list, programmed by Ben,and was a great success. The t-shirt sales count was up to 1200, our IT guru. This system makes it easy to sign off members at BBQmaking it the largest, most reputable pubcrawl in Adelaide, and and eliminates long signup lists, which help to make the line upunofficially the world (many move a bit quicker (to the delight of all the punters). The clubpeople have asked us to make it now boasts over 800 members, making us one of, if not, theofficial, the reality is; we would largest most active social clubs on campus.need officials from Guinnessrecording and monitoring every The club also received a financial sponsorship fromdrink which would simply kill The Office on Pirie. They offered fantastic drink specials on thethe fun). Numbers have pubcrawl, and throughout the year for members. Both Toohey’sincreased so much that we now and The Office look to beoccupy three venues at a time, long term sponsors, whichculminating at St Pauls will only help the club toNightclub. It was amazing to see grow in the coming years.the Adelaide streets floodedwith well over a thousand engie pubcrawl tshirts. The Hens & Bucks event was a new event in 2006 2006 saw the inclusion of the AUES website and after a few issues in 2006( which quickly became very popular and *cough* modelling companyunfortunately also became very hard to monitor, hence it has *cough* the event in 2007grown a history of crashing. After many complaints to hosts and proved to be one of the bestchasing of gremlins we now seem to have a more sturdy website on the AUES calendar.which contains photos from all our events and helpful engie links. Around 200 guys and girls attended this event, the beer and slushies were flowing, the games were fun, and the entertainment was The AUES bought a new vending machine in 2006, which enjoyed by all. Apologies go to all those in the crowd who saw tooto the delight of the vending manchine stocker (who was previously much of Xan.stocking the machine up to 5 times a day) meant that precious 6
  • 8. AUES HYSTERESIS 06/07 Due to the incompetency of last year’s Union Board, the Both of us would like to thank all of the 2006 and 2007Party Party took a different turn this year, and decided to nominate 3 AUES Committee for all your efforts during the two years. You’veAUES members to the board. We figured that the Union needed all helped to develop and maintain the AUES as a hugely successfulsome engineers to put things straight and Xan was successful at club on campus, and we’d like to think that both years are amongstgaining a position on the AUU board. Congrats Xan. the most successful years of the club. We’d both also like to thank previous AUES crew, AUES survives on maintaining reputation so The student union has withdrawn its funding from clubs, without previous reputation we couldn’t be holding the biggest kickhowever, the AUES is still as strong as ever, able to float itself on ass events on campus today.its popular pubcrawl and strong reputation for looking after its Tom Vincent and Sunil D’Souzamembers. VP’s write up VP Education – Relatively speaking, first years’ statics has to be one of student’s questions about uni life in general in an unbiased fashion.toughest subjects in any engineering degree – parallel axis theorems There were twelve sessions in total with up to class sizes of fifteen.and centroids by integration? WTF? Fortunately for most first year I would like to thank ‘The Mechs’ – Kev and Dan, andengineers, the AUES provides a tutoring service to help students ‘The Civils’ – Zuc, Richard and Bec. Thankyou also to Kirby fromundertake this problematic subject. As our constitution dictates the ECMS for booking rooms, and Dr Craig Willis – the statics lecturer.Vice President of Education (Michael Q in 06 and me in 07) Finally, thankyou to all the students who attended our tutes and Iorganises these sessions in cooperation with the statics lecturer. hope you guys passed statics and are cruising through dynamics : ) This year it seemed advantageous for everyone involved if Thanks goes to Michael Quince, VP ed of 06, for doing asix AUES members take alternating weekly sessions in fortnightly great effort of the tutoring scheme last year. He proved that it wasteams of three. This way ensured fairness on AUES members giving an AUES service worth repeating, which it was, and worth doingup their time but also providing students with two timeslots in again in 08 to help out the freshers.which they could attend our sessions. Our tutorials ran verysmoothly and students were able to ask us statics questions which Chris Schwarzwe completed on the white board. We were also able to answer VP (Ed) 2007 VP Activities – In 2006, the activities VP was filled exceptionally well by effort required to maintain the momentum of the Tug-o-war, whichCraig, who put in a big early effort, putting together the whole 1st was recently reintroduced in 2005. It has been my privilege to serveterm BBQ and was always helping out. He left some big shoes to the Engies of Adelaide Uni, who are the most pro-fun people onfill and I was proud to take over the reins from him. 06 and 07 were campus, and plan to keep strong in 08.two big years for activities, starting a brand-new event (Hens and XAN RULZ!!!!Bucks) and running some truly kick-arse BBQ’s. There was also the VP (Activities 2007) 7
  • 9. 88 AUES HYSTERESIS 06/07 Treasurer’s write up approximately $1000 - $1500. So running four of these a year as well as other dirt cheap events such as Buck’s and Hen’s nights and quiz night ends up costing us approximately $10,000. To make up this loss each year we usually pimp out the president and women’s officer on Hindley street…no hang on that’s not what happens, I’ll try again - to make up this loss we use our pubcrawl as our major money spinner. Tshirts sell for $20 (possibly $25 in the future because they are becoming so damn popular) we scout around and find places that can do us a deal and we usually end up buying shirts on average for $8.50 to $10.00. So if we sell about 1000 shirts – there’s the $10,000 that we can spend on cheap BBQ’s for everyone. Unlike other dodgy clubs *cough* Med’s Laura Brooks and Zuhra Sadri *cough* the AUES has never, and will never spend its money on its own committee. We simply want to supply Engie students with Many of you are probably wondering “why the hell did damn good BBQ’s and with that attitude it’s no wonder they areBritney shave her head?” others are probably wondering “How damn good.does the AUES manage to run so many cheap events without Other means of raising money include the writing of thisgoing bankrupt?”. The first question I can’t answer, the second magazine and rent that we charge the person running the vendingquestion however…… machine. Rent of the vending machine is usually only about $2000 a The AUES has a great reputation for running “All you year and this magazine doesn’t raise anymore than that either. So ascan eat, All you can drink” BBQ’s, with alcohol provided. With can be seen the majority of the AUES money comes from creating apunters paying only a measly $5 to gain access to these glorious huge successful reputation for the mighty pubcrawl.BBQ’s you’d be correct in thinking that we couldn’t run these Tom Vincentevents at a profit. In fact we usually run these BBQ’s at a loss of Women’s Officer’s write up and combat the issue of minority. In previous years, female specific events such as movie nights for female engineers unfortunately lacked interest. In 2006 the introduction of the Bucks and Hens night proved to be a great source of unity for females studying engineering and I think it’s safe to say that the Hen’s room’s success, rivalled the Buck’s room. 2007 continued this success and hopefully this new popular event helps to maintain a female friendly environment for years to come. 2007 was the Year of Women in Engineering, to help recognise this the Engineering Faculty hosted the Women in Rachel Eriksen and Nina Hydbom Technology Challenge where the AUES Women’s Officer helped many young women realise their potential in the world of The position of Women’s Officer on the AUES is engineering without be blown away by the distraction of arroganceprobably one of the most difficult jobs to have. Let’s be honest and testosterone.who would want to be a minority in such an immature,testosterone driven blokey degree. The job of the AUES Tom VincentWomen’s Officer’s is simply to help unite females in engineering 8
  • 10. 99 AUES HYSTERESIS 06/07 Editorials Writing a yearbook for the AUES has proven to be a rather Many highlights stand out in this magazine to us, the editinglarge task for the editing committee. Not only because Jules set such committee. One such glorious moment can be found in the Vox Popa great standard in 2005, but because Joel set such a low standard in section. For those who are unfamiliar with Vox Pop it simply involves2006 (nothing….like absolutely nothing) which meant we had to the editing committee writing a few questions and then walking aroundsomehow pick up his piss poor effort and somehow try to produce the engie buildings asking these questions and hopefully we receivesomething half as good as Jules did. So for a couple of blokes who some funny answers. Well not only did we receive some funny answers,had ¼ of the time to report on twice the amount of events with no but we received one particular funny answer in less than half a second,material to work on at all, I which, although is rather funny at first,think we did a passable job. it’s also rather disturbing as well. This Creating hysteresis answer we talk of, is Costa’s answer toinvolves many contacts, many the last question.hours of writing and many Writing hysteresis involvededitorial fuck ups along the many many hours in the CATS typing,way. Some of these fuck ups editing, bugging people to submit, etcare just plain irritating, some of and frequent trips to obtain caffeine andthem are rather funny. A couple sugar were required…..actually I thinkof the rather funny moments I need a break now….might go getinvolved our approach to myself a coffee fromadvertising. In the months prior CATS…………fuck, damn coffeeto the creation of hysteresis we machine’s out of order…..AGAIN,sent out many emails seeking sponsorship from engineering does that machine ever work?!?!companies and recruitment companies etc. At one moment we were Oh, by the way I don’t think anyone realises just how damnsearching google for a company contact and somehow stumbled hard it is to write up hysteresis when you have the sapac01, c0mputeracross an internal document listing many personal contacts within log on and unlimited youtube.many hundreds of advertising companies. After the initial shock and The Editorshumour of stumbling across this settled in, we quickly added each ofthe personal contacts to our advertising list and sent them our To be honest, I haven’t even read what Tom wrote for theadvertising prospectus, which quite easily quadrupled the size of the editorial, as it tends to be complete waffle. I feel as though I should laynet we were casting. Evidently none of those companies seemed it on the line and say what a remarkable contributor to the AUES Tomwilling to advertise with us. Vincent has been. I should say how he has given 4+ exceptional years Another humourous advertising moment occurred early on, service to the AUES, sometimes at the expense of his Masters and howas we pondered the potential for multiple companies wanting to he was the hardest worker in 06 and kept it right up in 07, putting soadvertise on the back cover. The possibility of printing multiple runs many unappreciated hours in, including compiling hysteresis. I shouldwith differing back covers whilst pocketing the extra money was say many things about this great man…. I won’t. Despite the fact thatrather funny to us. So funny in fact we got drunk at the 3rd Term BBQ all of the above is true and Tom deserves more credit than anyone elseand told many people this. One of the first year punters at our BBQ on the AUES, it would go against what I’ve been saying for the last twoalso thought it was rather humourous, went home and told his older years (Worst President ever). So without further ado, let me introducebrother (a graduated engie) about it, who also thought it was rather the real Tom Vincent, the one that he doesn’t want people to see, orhumourous……until we approached him about a week later for know about. They say that a picture’s worth a thousand words so here issponsorship of said back cover. I still don’t know how we managed Tom, in a better description than words could possibly provide:to talk our way out of that one…..but as you can guess, he didn’t Xanrequest sponsorship of the back cover. Before anyone rants and raves and tries to label us as sexist and wrong, let us just explain that although this pic looks damn terrible, everyone involved had a great night (evident in other pics at the end of mag). Everyone has drunken photos that look worse than they really are. In fact, Helen submitted this pic herself in the pro-fun way that Helen is. Cheers Helen……and I’ll be forever sorry for how bad this photo looks. Tom. A special mention must be made from the hysteresis editorial committee that actually did something to the 06 editor (Joel). It wasn’t that he did absolutely stuff all for 2 years, it was that he continually promised that hysteresis would be created and everything was on track, even after the whole committee jumped on his back. I’m sure everyone can sympathise, that when doing a group project and be stuck with one of those people that promise oh so much and deliver oh so little. Recently the AUES has grown allergic to these types of people, if you are one of these people please do not have anything to do with the AUES …….subtle… a sledge hammer. 9
  • 11. 1010 AUES HYSTERESIS 06/07 AUES EVENTS where we put together perhaps one of the greatest drinking EVENTS 2006 teams ever assembled. On the night, we demolished the med f*cks, winning 4-0. It was terrific to stick it up those dirty east- side-of-frome-road wankers. Although they didn’t give us theO’WEEK cup that we rightfully won, we took everlasting glory from that night and shouts of Engie, Engie, Engie filled the air. The first event for the AUES every year is O’Week.This involves setting up our table and selling as manymemberships/pubcrawl shirts as possible. All clubs are offered This was also the fateful year that one of the mosta table in the designated ‘clubs’ region. The AUES arrogantly cherished members of the AUES joined the team. The AUESturns its back on this offer and chooses instead to snaffle the megaphone, that source of hours and hours of amusement mademost prime piece of real estate that we can at 7am Monday its O’Week debut in style, heckling anyone who dared to walkmorning. past our tent. Lines like “bring those on the pub-crawl” to any large-breasted female got us told off a few times, notably by an This was also the first event Tom was responsible for irate mother who informed usas president. On the Monday the AUES runs a barbie for all that this was inappropriate as herfirst year students to meet and see who the coolest kids on daughter was only 16. “Put thatcampus are (Us, naturally). Tom, having had no support from sh*t on lay-by” was the reply, ashis committee (worst committee ever) had to put this barbecue soon as they were out of earshot.together by himself at the last moment. The rest of us started This negative publicity onlycooking sausages while the first years waited and waited for drew more attention to us, withTom to show up with the bread. Finally arriving, 20 minutes record T-shirt sales and recordlate to a hail of boos, mostly from his own committee, it memberships. All-in-all, a verywasn’t a great start to the year. Tom, later, more than made up successful O’Week.for this with a sterling effort on the pubcrawl. Pub Crawl As anyone who was a first year knows, it can be a The 2006 pubcrawldaunting experience to start engineering. The AUES helps this theme was a shameless piss-takeby publishing a freshers guide, filled with helpful advice, such of the fringe festival which wasas location of the Unibar, subject guide, how to get around, on at the time, with the themeetc. A notable inclusion was an explanation of how the student ‘re-generation’. Deciding that it’s okay to steal recycled ideas,pigeonholes work: the Binge pub-crawl was born.Each Student has his or her own pigeonhole; its placementdepends upon which department With our mascot a red paper crane, ityou are with. You must collect your was decided to put our engineering skills topigeon from the student centre work constructing a 20x scale model to helpbefore the end of week 1, otherwise promote the cause. Two trips to Bunnings anda $15 fee will be charged per Spotlight and we had the raw materials withpigeon, per day. Pigeons can be which to construct the beast. Using the fineused to send important documents engineering skills which Adelaide Uni hadsuch as assignments to your equipped us, with we set about joining 6 m oflecturers, as well as be made into 2-by-4, 12 m of dowel and 15-odd squarepie. metres of red fabric using a variety of nails, bolts, liquid nails, fresher’s blood, string, Needless to say, we were glue, and perseverance. Our hard efforts werenot popular people with the student rewarded when we finally unveiled thecentre when dozens of freshers magnificent creation. Far too big to fit(rightly concerned about being through any doors, it did succeed in bringingfined a pigeon levy) started asking attention to us, if only for blocking theabout their pigeon. walkway. One of the highlights of O’Week is of course The pub crawl in 06 was a momentous occasion,Skullduggery. The mighty engies decided that it was about marking the first time that the Crown and Anchor (Cranker) hastime we proved what everyone already knows: That Engies are allowed the AUES to return since an “incident” in the latethe biggest drinkers in the Uni. With some help from a couple nineties (cough, cough, water heater, cough). It was also a recordof random Engie guys, we comfortably sailed into the finals year for T-shirts with 1050 shirts printed, easily the biggest pub- crawl in Adelaide, and undoubtedly the best. 10
  • 12. AUES HYSTERESIS 06/07 Even at pubs not on the list, many an engineer could be found. The line-up The crane also made its way from pub to pub, even getting started at the UniBar inside the Exchange and up to the front bar. Sadly though, it was (an engie favourite) lost shortly after, last seen outside of Church nightclub, a great with the skull-offs for loss for the AUES. the Leaders Guernsey. The AUES was The trouble with being so fantastically popular (as the represented in the girls AUES is) is that at the end of the night, no pub can hold 1000+ skull by a woman of people. To counter this, we booked St. Pauls function center.dubious appearance, “Mar(k)tina”, who, despite skulling well, This was a great success, being at almost full capacity for mostfailed the gender test and was subsequently disqualified. The of the night. Thanks to the Red Bull guys who came along tomens leaders shirt was where the real prop up everyone’s saggingcompetition was and one true champion energy with Red Bull vodkas andemerged. Big Nic, recent graduate of Jaeger bombs.Adelaide Uni Engineering travelled backfrom Roxby for the pub crawl and despite All in all a great nightpromising his mum that he wouldn’t, set was had by all, expect perhapsabout winning the Leaders Guernsey. He those eating at mansions, todemolished the jug skull, and was the whom we should apologise, andonly competitor to walk up on stage with a big thank you to all those whoa pint for a chaser. He managed to hold organised the pubcrawl, Tomthe shirt for the whole night, right up to Vincent, Michael Quince,the last pub, a mighty effort. A cost-effective, even if a messy, Michael Fischer, Sunil D’Souza, Shannon Mason, everyone atstrategy for the night. We salute you Big Nic. the door at St. Pauls and everyone else involved. We should mention how difficult it is to convincepubs that the AUES is a responsible organisation and that HENS AND BUCKShaving 1000+ people through on a pub crawl is a good idea for A new event for the AUES was run in 2006, Engiethe pubs. Especially when our reputation precedes us (cough, Hens and Bucks night. This one was dreamed up by Michaelwater heater, cough, EFTPOS machine, cough), some pubs Quince, who organised most of the night. For the uninitiated, thetake quite a bit of convincing that nothing will go wrong. idea was to separate the guys and girls into two groups and haveMansions especially, were concerned that our pub-crawl their own Hen’s and Buck’s night before meeting up afterwardswould possibly interfere with their serving of meals. We at the Unibar.assured them that it wouldn’t and that everyone would be ontheir best behaviour. That promise lasted until about 8 p.m. For entertainment we decided to book a couple ofwhen the president, Tom Vincent, stumbled down the stairs ‘hosts’ and ‘hostesses’ to ensure that guys didn’t have to spendand thought to himself “Why the FUCK are these people all night looking at other guys, and vice-versa. Please don’t askeating?”. He then realised, after a small pause, that his brain us about the entertainment for the boy’s room, we’re definitelywas connected to his mouth and had quickly become the not dealing with that model company again and will make sure centre of attention, and had several the same mistake will never happen again, ever. bouncers heading towards him. He then ducked out to the bar and The Boys room: proceeded to skull a jug of For a warm-up, a ‘cocktail’, take off and then wear a series of ice-breaker mini- girls bra, molest a female pub- games were played. From crawler friend (thanks for not here we had our pool of pressing charges Helen) and potential bucks. With generally offend everyone in the dollar beers, many patrons building. Needless to say, when the warmed up quite quickly, time came to plan the 2007 pub and $5 Jaeger bombs crawl, Mansions politely declined. didn’t hurt. The field was When questioned about his actions then narrowed by a full-body contact game of musical chairs as later Tom Vincent innocently well as the drunkest dance-off seen in years. The joke contest replied, “No I didn’t, I only drank yielded only poor-taste baby jokes, while the pick-up line four beers and drove home”. Until contest delivered the classic “Can you be my derivative? So Ithe photos of him at Mansions surfaced, I think he believed can be the area under your curves”, Thanks Ben. The boys alsothis lie himself. showed their skills, or lack thereof removing bras, and putting them on. The next game was to be a jelly eating contest. For this The pub crawl virtually took over the entire East-End we had prepared breast-shaped moulds, each holding roughly 4of Adelaide with a sea of sky blue as far as the eye could see. litres of jelly. With their hands behind their back, the contestants 11
  • 13. AUES HYSTERESIS 06/07had to eat their way through a pair of jiggling, wobblingboobs. They all started strongly, but jelly is filling, especially Proving us women are ain the quantities that they were eating it in and before long little inexperienced with strap-ons,progress had slowed to a crawl. This brought on jeers from the the Cock in a Bottle game was a littlecrowd and several contestants retaliated by throwing lumps of awkward as the ladies tried all sortsjelly at them. The bystanders retaliated, like faeces throwing of positions to achieve a speedymonkeys at the zoo, scooping handfuls of jelly and throwing it penetration. Positions one can onlyat anyone nearby. By the end, there was no jelly left on the assume they discovered from manytable. The same could not be said of every other surface in the hours of studying the Karma The several promising candidates for the Queen Hen competed in a final Finally, the competition had been narrowed down to game to construct the ultimate penis.a mere final four, the drunkest four in the room, it should be Although, many created weddingmentioned. It was announced that the winner would be the tackle that look more fun thanperson who got naked the fastest. This had been jokingly anything I’ve got at home, it was somewhat surprising that thediscussed beforehand, and it was decided that no-one would most modest of the penis’ was heavily applauded, deciding ourbe willing to do it. On the night however, four extremely Queen Hen. Thus, proving that the ladies really do believe thatwilling contestants could be found and within seconds of the it is not the size of the ship, but rather the motion of the ocean.words being uttered, four naked men emerged. This somewhatkilled the mood as half the audience decided that the boys Inspection of the rooms by the stewards afterwards wasroom got “a bit too gay” and left. The final winner was then not a friendly experience. The boys’ room was literally cakeddecided through a Super-Troopers classic: Maple-Syrup with Jelly on nearly every surface, while the girls room had aSkulling. The manliest of the couple of discreet piles of vomit in the corners. Under threatsmen was crowned king of “You’ll never book a room in Union house again”, we wereBuck. charged a $1000 clean-up fee. A big thank you to everyone A special mention who pissed on the floor, vomited in the corner, or threw jellyis due for the AUES’s at the projector screen.Buck’s room favorite: theone and only Party Borgas.Why? He got damn loose – BBQ’senjoying the bra game, table The AUES is famous (some would say world-diving through a beer-amid renowned) for how kick-arse our barbecues are. The standardand getting pelted by cups deal of all-you-can eat snags and all-you-can-drink Tooheys isfor his effort. a favourite of many an Engineer. In 2006, we delivered, as-The Girls room: promised, four fantastic barbies. The girls room started with a little too much decorum Traditionally, the 1st term barbie isfor an AUES event. However, these polite and reserved ladies held in O’Week, but with liquorpresent at the beginning of the night were nowhere to be found licensing issues, it was pushed following a couple of hours free back to week 3. This definitely champagne. The evening really got to helped us out and we sold a lot a kick start when James Lovell dared more pub-crawl shirts because of enter the ladies room. After being it. Our very own Worst Pres ever attacked by a swarm of ladies armed bailed on this one with with make-up, hideous dresses and “conjunctivitis”, or as I’m wax, James left embarrassingly attired convinced, “fakeritis” and left the and with smooth, yet patchy legs. whole thing up to activities VP, Photo evidence in fact proves that Craig. Good job Craig, and thanks James for your Lovell work all loved this year. It was a scenario great barbie and may and set theindeed fit more into that room scene for a good year.than the other. The freechampagne idea turned for the The 2nd term barbie was theworst, as a few ladies failed to second time (in recent years) that we heldmake it through the night and the Trans-Torrens Tug. To celebrate theregurgitated their champagne glorious 1 year anniversary of crushing theonto the union carpet. Med team, a bouncy castle was booked, as 12
  • 14. AUES HYSTERESIS 06/07 own and then walked around “helping” Friezy try to find them. The 3rd term BBQ was once again held in election week, and pollies felt the need to try and harass our members. The anti-pollie brigade was in full-force, headed up by Charlie Aust, packing a super soaker Triple-Aggressor. Pollie games were held, with cream pie-off, and shrink-wrap smack-down. Red Bull made an appearance, handing out free cans, but we’re not sure that they appreciated us shrink-wrapping Clarkey to their RedBull- mobile. Clarkey was the star performer of the drinking, setting up by the tap and drank so hard that he was spewing up against the wall of the Maths building. It wasn’t the fact that he spewed, or the fact it was in full view of everyone, it was the fact that it was at 2:20pm that was really impressive. Full marks for drinking like a trooper Clarkey, but no thanks for getting naked in the UniBar afterwards. The final barbie of 2006 was decided to be a beach-themed celebration. Of course we had no ideawere many kegs. After the previous years hassle of running it whether the weather would back this plan up or not. In the end itwith med (tight-arses), we decided to compete against a more didn’t, but that didn’t put a dampener on us, filling up our kiddieworthy opponent. We invited UniSA Human movement, as pool and playing beach cricket. Not out biggest, but still a greatwell as the Commerce Students Association, for a three-way time was had by all. After being told that we had had our musicbattle. Human movement definitely came to tug (rumours on for long enough and that this would be our last song, Sandywere floating around that they actually trained), while the took full liberty and cranked the PA right up to max andengies, as per usual, were there to drink. The engies, despite dedicated it to everyone in the maths building and the lecture inrapidly becoming tipsy, trounced Commerce on the lawns and Union to challenge Human Movement across the Torrens. Thiswas to be a single tug, winner takes all. The Engies started onthe less-preferred southern bank, and never looked like they QUIZ NIGHThad a chance. One by one, they dropped off as they An AUES staple, ourapproached the rivers edge, until only Xan and Friezy last major event for the year is aremained. These two gallant souls refused to drop the line and quiz night. For the uninitiated,were promptly pulled into the murky depths. Not the Engies the quiz night has two majorfinest hour. Before long the beer was flowing and no one components: the question half,cared about our inglorious loss. Friezy certainly didn’t seem to which the smartest tablesbe any worse after his swim, and was up on the bouncy castle, compete on; and the beer tallywhere he somehow managed to lose his pants. Coming off the half, where each schooner isbouncy castle, he couldn’t seem to find them, even with the marked down against the tablehelp of a quick thinker who had put Friezy’s pants on over his number. For many engies, the 13
  • 15. AUES HYSTERESIS 06/07beer tally is where the real competition is. In 06, the questions quite classy or well-behaved enough for their establishment andwere prepared by a self-proclaimed “quiz-master” whose therefore didn’t let us back up our 2006 antics (thanks a lotsense of humour was dry as a nun’s gusset. This meant that Tom), although neglected to tell us that they wouldn’t be lettingmore and more tables were focussed on winning the beer tally, us in until after theand any semblance of a real quiz night was abandoned soon shirts were printed.after. As you can imagine engies are fairly intolerant of This didn’t bothersomeone making a mess of their night and questions such as several pub-crawlers“Is this country in the Southern or Northern hemisphere” were from sneaking downanswered with “You’re the worst quiz master ever, eat shit and on the night anddie, from table number Fuck You”. The scavenger hunt was having a forbiddenwell attempted, with the final item being a phone call to the mum. The winner then had to say over the PA “I’mhappy that you and Dad had sex to create me”. Amazingly this The nightwas done without a moment’s hesitation. Despite the quiz kicked off in usualnight part of the night being a bit of a downer, a good time fashion, by starting atwas had by everyone who drank a lot. the classic Uni student favourite, the UniBar. The leaders Guernsey was decided on by a jug skull up on stage. This was one of the worst displays of drinking ever seen by an AUES pub EVENTS 2007 crawl as not one of the competitors came close to setting a reasonable time. The first competitor to finish, Alan, promptly threw up, straight back into his jug. The leaders Guernsey wasO’WEEK then handed to the next top finisher. Evidently however, one jug was too much for this crawler, and the leaders Guernsey was not O’Week preparation began early in 07. To make surethat everyone knew we were the most pro-fun group on seen again. Taking the leaders Guernsey home before the end ofcampus, we decided to organise a couple of body-painted the night is surely one of the weakest moves in AUES pub crawlmodels to stand around and look attractive while we did our history. The Oath was recited and with high spirits, we set offthing. Again we promoted the club heavily, insisting to first for the night.years that joining the AUES was a compulsory part of anengineering degree. With fantastic weather, the AUES water pistols madean appearance. The offer to sell dry t-shirts immediately afterdrenching passers-by was not appreciated by many. Thetempting offer of “buy a free shirt, get a suck of goon” alsofell short as a promotional tool. The one tactic which did seemto work was the offer of “free t shirt to any attractive girl whotakes her top off” (thanks Bigger and Better, or shall we sayMrs Y and Mrs H). This brought in a couple of takers, anddefinitely didn’t hurt the sale of men’s shirts either.PUBCRAWL In 2007, the AUES continued to butcher childhoodicons, this time Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Of course The rest of the pub crawl was a good night all round.having decided on the theme, a clever twist was added, the Skulling imperials at the Elephant and PJ’s definitely gave thechanging of Ninja to Binja; no doubt pub- The Pubcrawl Pledgecrawlers and observers alike would be in Beer ye, beer ye!awe of our wit and creativity. With the Honourable engies, it is time to commit yourselves wholeheartedly to thisrelease of the latest incarnation of TMNT year’s Legless pubcrawl by joining with me in spouting the traditional AUEShappening the night before, we ‘procured’ pubcrawl oath! Please all raise your right hands and repeat after me.several copies and had these playing at I, state your name, do solemnly swear to uphold the fine traditions of thevarious pubs over the night. 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 The next stage in planning was to “I am an Adelaide Uni Med Student!”go around to pubs and assure them thatwhat we had in mind was a quiet drinksevening for a small group of responsible university students night a quick boost, while 90 cent beers at Church definitelyand would they mind having us pop in for a couple of helped many a thirsty crawler (and their wallet). Following thebeverages. Once again, they fell for our tricks and we had a success of booking St Pauls last year, we did the same in 07 andreasonable list of pubs. Mansions decided that we weren’t this worked brilliantly. We’re not sure if there was something in 14
  • 16. AUES HYSTERESIS 06/07the drinks at St. Pauls, or the full moon, but there seemed to be bit more ‘adult’ than last year and Red was tasked with bookinga lot of picking up. Not sure how many entertainment for the lads. Herelationships blossomed after that night, performed his duties fantastically,given this exchange: “So did you get her and everyone was mightilynumber?” “Fuck, I knew I forgot impressed with just how talented asomething!” “But you got her name?” performer this girl was. In true“Fuck! No, I remember. Her name was Engie style the guys wrotedefinitely a month”. We needed to have a themselves off, but no one more socouple of sensible AUES representatives than Alan. After having a powerstanding at the door, checking people in chuck off the balcony, weand this responsibility fell to the newest convinced him that it would becommittee members, including the then fucking hilarious to streak through17-year old, Yasmin (Cheers, Yas and the girls’ room, butt-naked. HeKevin for doing this for most of the night). really didn’t take much convincing, and did a lap of the room, willie proudly on full display. The girls really didn’t seem to notice, and partying resumed. After a number of elimination rounds, the buck was decided by a skull. We’re pretty sure that the guy who won only snuck into the top four and didn’t earn his place, but well done to him, especially once he was claiming his “prize”. Girls Room: The ladies’ room started in a slightly tamer manner than the blokes, with a friendly game of Musical Chairs in the subtle ambience of blaring pornography. With the addition of a fewHENS AND BUCKS frozen daiquiris the girls warmed up and started trying to tune Building on the success of the inaugural 2006 Hens the somewhat sleazy male models with their best pick-up lines.and Bucks night, the event was run again in 2007. Due to Although one of the models was overly pleased by this attentionturnover of union staff, we were able to book the same two and a room full of excitable ladies, the other was a few too manyrooms as last year. The AUES decided that it would be in our spliffs into the night to really know what the hell was going interests to no have any Jelly or male nudity at this year Nonetheless, later in the evening our stoner model redeemedHens and Bucks night. himself, by getting close to the girls on the dance-floor and showing us a little more thanBoys Room: we had paid for. Kudos to The boys room again started with an icebreaker both of these gentlemen still,games, although letting Charlie decide what was a harmless for trying to simultaneouslybit of fun may have been a bit of a mistake. Shotting Tabasco promote their side jobs atsauce, taking off your pants and doing a lap of the room, Madame Josephine’s whilstskulling against Trev Zank and getting a nipple cripple were laying all efforts intoonly the warm-ups for picking-up anywhat was to be an eventful obliging and possiblynight. The best was saved intoxicated ladies.from James Lovell – Awedgie so bad it needed to No Hen’s night wouldbe cut out (it did too!). have been completeThe night started off with without a little toiletsome big screen porn, and paper, a few lady-boy was it brutal. depends diapers and a lot of novelty penis It was decided to paraphernalia. Themake the entertainment a evening’s games 15
  • 17. AUES HYSTERESIS 06/07concluded with the most competitive Hens releasing their The second term barbie was again our annual Trans-pent-up frustration on the Penis Pinata and a quick scramble to Torrens Tug.find the honoured and sought after Cock Bracelet, deciding the Deciding that “peopleevenings Queen Hen. Finally, once suitably stripped of their who aren’t engies areinhibitions, all the girls headed for the bar to meet with the shit” we decided weprimed bucks. A slightly more vomit-free evening that the wouldn’t go upprevious year, and therefore, a successful night! against another faculty, but rather have an under-gradBBQ’s versus post-grad tug- In 2007, the committee was off to a great start in off. We also had other O’Week, having events, such as the signed up a keg toss, in which record number of Langers demolished everyone else’s best efforts without members. Not breaking a sweat. The shrink wrap races were mostly a surprisingly, this competition of who didn’t fall over (the post-grads didn’t) and meant that our the boat races were comfortably won by an all-star undergrad first barbie was team (thanks to Boschy choking half-way through his beer). The also a record- main event, though, was the Tug. After a preliminary warm-up smashing effort. on the lawns, the under-grads were looking good, but drew the Despite drizzly treacherous southern bank. Confirming the fact that it’s the weather, we had northern bank on which winners stand, the post-grads cruised to a record turn-out a reasonable win. Well-done to all those tuggers, keeping aand managed to get through 8 kegs in just over 2 hours. proud AUES tradition alive.Tooheys showed up and plastered the place in Tooheyspropaganda, gently encouraging everyone to drink and The 3rd term barbie was another solid keg drinkingnaturally engineers love to drink, so the 8 keg mark was event, this time the AUES’ reputation was getting a little out ofpassed without too much difficulty. hand. The barbie was going great until it was abruptly interrupted when a member of the maths department unplugged 16
  • 18. AUES HYSTERESIS 06/07our power. The Ex-Pres did not take this lightly and felt he number of games were distributed, including Sudoku, Adelaidewas justified in arguing that it should be plugged back in.We Streets, Triangles, Spoilers and a dubious list of Scavenger huntdidn’t make too many friends that day, as said maths rep rang items (1. A live animal bigger than a shoe box; 5. A Photo ofAdelaide Uni security saying that we were out of control. you standing in Victoria Square Fountain). Amazingly people They came down and told us to had a real dip (literally), and collected damn-near everything on shut down the party the list. Only one table managed number one, Frenchie, who immediately… This confused us went down to the Torrens and collected a duck. This has to be somewhat, as it isn’t easy to shut one of my favourite AUES moments of all-time, seeing him down a party with no music, and walk in carrying a bewildered duck. “What do we do with it our beer and food had run out. now” “I dunno, feed it beer”. And from a table that didn’t We told them manage to score an animal “Give me two that it was pretty minutes, I’ll make it smaller than a shoe- much was shut box” accompanied by smashing his handdown, but they then told us that we had to get down on the table. The questions wereeveryone to leave. “Well can we turn on the well answered, except from theAdelaidePA to tell everyone to leave?” “No you can’t Uni round “How many Sexualhave the PA on after 2”. We tried our hardest, Harassment complaints have been madebut sometimes the whole world is against you. against Gareth Bridges?” which we’re notAll-in-all, it was a very successful year for exactly sure of ourselves, but gave marksbarbies (with the final term barbie after we go to anything over 10. Quiz night puntersto print). also got to demonstrate their co- ordination, with Hungry Hungry Hippos, which proved beyond a shadow of a doubt, that no skill is involved. The beer tally wasQUIZ NIGHT not as well attempted as last year, perhaps due to between roundAfter the piss-poor effort of last years quiz-master, the reins Jaeger-bombs, or perhaps the better quiz-master. The scoreswere handed to someone much more capable (and funny and were tight, and everyone seemed to have a great time.handsome too), the AUES’ hostess with the mostess, Xan. A 17
  • 19. AUES HYSTERESIS 06/07 VOX POP (Yes it’s blatantly stolen from On Dit) 1) Longest time spent in CATS? 2) Fondest moment of Engineering? 3) Worst Lecturer – why? 4) Worst Exam moment 5) Who would you turn gay for? 6) What superpower would you like to have?NAME – SKYE SCRUTTON 1. Easily in excess of 24 hours. I blame HYSYS 2. Winning skullduggery boat races with the Engie Team or blasting Charlie Aust for being a bad bloke. 3. Dr Kenneth Davey. Theres only so many times you can hear about the French Foreign Legion. Plus he set a rude exam for Separation Processes. 4. Probably riding in an Ambulance following some slightly overly enthusiastic post-exam celebrations. With sitting a DEFS exam coming a close second. 5. My ex-girlfriend, Jess! 6. Immunity to hangovers.NAME – ALEXANDER JENNER-O’SHEA 1. 12 hours 2. There’s nothing like a good dose of Megaphone abuse on a fine sunny O’week morning full of freshers. 3. Gareth Bridges – he knows what he did. 4. Forgetting to bring a pen 5. The Australian Cricket Team. 6. Instant raincoat – In case we all get caught in Costa’s superpower. NAME – COSTA CASIOU 1. Two nights without sleeping (2 full days – final year prelim report, and I’ll be doing it again this sem) 2. Sleeping with Leon Gagliardi on the Formulae SAE trip in Melbourne last year and knoodling with Luke Garnaut whilst everyone else slept. 3. Lei Chen 4. VACA last semester – had diarrhoea, went to the toilet and fell asleep. Woke up an hour later. 5. Angelo Catalano – his body makes me erupt like a volcano. 6. Unlimited cum. NAME – STUART WILDY 1. Tend to avoid them. 2. Beer 3. Worst Dressed – Mike Teubner 4. Getting Tonsilitis in the first 10 mins of Statics Exam 5. Sprusey Bruce Davis 6. Orgasmo Powers NAME – RED 1. 8 hrs spent the night there 2. Xan in the Torrens 3. That hippy guy from E & E, he looked like John Buttler. Why? He wouldn’t sing “Zebra”. 4. Forgetting Pants (but I remembered a pen) 5. Xan in a heartbeat, I mean, in a car. 6. Make chicks clothes fall off with my mind. They could pick them back up but it would be too late. I’d see everything. 18
  • 20. AUES HYSTERESIS 06/07 NAME – SANDY BIAR 1. I’ve never really been into those kinds of relationships with animals….. 2. Getting threatened by Uni Security with being arrested for kranking out the tunes on the maths lawns….helping with the demolishing of the Maths building. 3. Shane Maddigan from Uni Property Services. Got a lecture every Engie BBQ. 4. When I got cosine mixed up with cuisine and brought a recipe to the exam instead of formulas. 5. Xan, what a whole lot of lovin’. 6. To turn half of the engie men into women so that there’s actually a gender balance and someone to get friendly with….dropping the soap in the Engie toilets just doesn’t cut it.NAME – HANTIE BARRIE NAME – HANTIE BARRIE 1. 7. 6 hrshrs and then the fricken computer crashed, don’t trust 6 and then the fricken computer crashed, don’t trust CATS computers, ever. CATS computers, ever. 2. 8. Being pro fun in in O’week with Yasmin and taking my shirt Being pro fun O’week with Yasmin and taking my shirt offoff forfree Engie Pubcrawl shirt. for a a free Engie Pubcrawl shirt. 3. 9. Chalky aka Chalk Monster (1st year Maths lecturer)…..bad Chalky aka Chalk Monster (1st year Maths lecturer)…..bad explanations…and nono Chalky it’s not “obvious”. explanations…and Chalky it’s not “obvious”. 4. 10. Bag pipes playing throughout my yr 12 Chem exam. Bag pipes playing throughout my yr 12 Chem exam. 5. 11. Angelina Jolieshe’s hot. Angelina Jolie – – she’s hot. 6. 12. Invisibility. Invisibility. NAME – STEVE BELL 1. 8 hours continuous. 2. Hens and Bucks I and II 3. Wahab / Bassam 4. Seeing Xan put socks on during reading time to keep his feet warm. 5. The Hoff 6. Is gaydar a superpower? NAME – MATTY B 1. 24 hours 2. Seeing the Vice Chancellors plumber’s butt at the Honours exhibition 3. None 4. James B’s stinky farts in a warm November’s day exam. 5. Taylor Hanson or Bob Neil. 6. The power to turn into David Hasselhoff. NAME – BLORCH THE ALMIGHTY 1. 18 hours 2. Drunk, eating schnitzels in Mecha-1 lecture. 3. Gareth Bridges, possibly Old Bruce but he never really did much besides attract paper air-planes with his awesome socks. I want me a pair of them socks. 4. Arriving and being told I’m too late, then convincing coordinator to let me sit it, only to fail an exam AND academic supp. 5. Myself, and maybe Xan’s rough good looks 6. Turn people into beer-serving strippers NAME – ANDREW HEATH 1. 1 hour including tutes 2. AUES BBQs 3. Ray Chen + Gareth Bridges. Both boring as buggery and as useful as an oral sex guide book in a monastery. 4. Dropped a text book on my nuts. 5. Drew Barrymore 6. Turn into a monkey. 19
  • 21. AUES HYSTERESIS 06/07 Faculty of Engineering Staff (Current staff at mid 2007)Australian School of Petroleum Chemical EngineeringName Position (Continued)Ainsworth, Bruce Associate Professor Name PositionBegg, Steve Professor Nordestgaard, Simon Research FellowDaniel, Ric Research Fellow ONeill, Brian Associate ProfessorEdwards, Sally CO2CRC researcher Peak, Jason Research FellowGibson-Poole, Catherine Research Assoc Q. Dzuy Nguyen Associate ProfessorGoda, Hussam Lecturer Smith, Neil Post DocturateHillis, Richard Professor Tran, Sanh Research FellowHossain, Mofazzal Lecturer Whitworth, Terri Research FellowInkster, David Research Assoc Wright, Andrew Research FellowKaldi, John ProfessorKing, Rosalind Post DocturateKrapf, Carmen Post Docturate Civil EngineeringMelkoumian, Noune Post Docturate Name PositionMitchell, Andy Senior Lecturer Ali, Mohamed Research AssociatePayenberg, Tobi Assoc Professor Culver, Robert Research FellowRegan, Myles CO2CRC researcher Dandy, Graeme ProfessorSarma, Hemanta Professor Daniell, Trevor Associate ProfessorSchacht, Ulrike Post Docturate Fernando, Gayani Research AssociateTingate, Peter Lecturer Griffith, Michael Assoc. Prof, HeadVakarelov, Boyan Post Doctorate Jaksa, Mark Associate Professorvan Ruth, Peter Research Fellow Kaggwa, William Senior LecturerWatson, Max Research Assoc Kingston, Greer Research AssociateWelsh, Matthew Post Docturate Lambert, Martin Deputy HeadWerner, Mario Research Assoc Maier, Holger Associate ProfessorWest, Ian Computing Officer Moxham, Kenneth Research FellowYang, Qingjun Research Fellow Oehlers, Deric Professor Ozbakkaloglu, Togay Lecturer Plimer, Ian ProfessorChemical Engineering Seracino, Rudi Adjunct Assoc. Prof.Name Position Simpson, Angus ProfessorAgnew, John B. Professor Walker, David Associate ProfessorAlwahabi, Zeyad Post Docturate Warner, Robert Adjunct ProfessorAshman, Peter J Post Docturate Willis, Craig Postdoctoral FellowBarrow, Mary Research Fellow Wu, Chengqing Lecturer (B)Colby, Chris Post Docturate Xu, Chaoshui Senior LecturerCritchley, Jennifer Research FellowDavey, K R (Ken) Post DocturateKay, Peter Research Fellow Electrical and ElectronicKing, Keith D. ProfessorLewis, David Post Docturate EngineeringLiew, Jeffery Research Fellow Name Position Abbott, Derek ProfessorMinerds, Elaine Research Fellow Allison, Andrew G. LecturerMulcahy, Brian Research Fellow Al-Sarawi, Said F.K. LecturerMullinger, Peter James Associate ProfessorNgothai, Yung Post Docturate 20
  • 22. AUES HYSTERESIS 06/07 Faculty of Engineering Staff (Current staff at mid 2007)Electrical and Electronic Mechanical EngineeringEngineering (continued)(continued) Name PositionName Position Doolan, Con Senior LecturerBates, Bevan Professor Hansen, Colin Professor, HeadBrydon, John Adj. Assoc. Professor Howard, Carl Senior LecturerChiera, Belinda A. Lecturer Kelso, Richard Assoc. ProfessorCole, Peter H. Professor Kestell, Colin Senior LecturerColeman, Chris Assoc. Professor Kotousov, Andrei LecturerErtugrul, Nesimi Assoc. Professor Linton, Valerie ProfessorFischer, Bernd M. Post Docturate Fellow Lu, Tien-fu LecturerFuss, Ian Adjunct Professor Luxton, R. E. (Sam) ProfessorGray, Douglas A. Professor Missingham, Dorothy Assoc. LecturerGreen, Charles A. Lecturer Munday, Kristin LecturerHansen, Hedley J. Adjunct Professor Nathan, Graham (Gus) ProfessorLiebelt, Michael J. Assoc. Professor Schneider, Gerald Senior LecturerLim, Cheng Chew Assoc. Professor Yong, Elizabeth LecturerMcdonnell, Mark D. Post Docturate Zander, Anthony Assoc. ProfessorMaletz, Noela LecturerMazumdar, Jag Adjunct ProfessorMcmichael, Daniel Adjunct LecturerNg, Brian W-H Lecturer CirclesParfitt, Andrew. J. Adjunct ProfessorPhillips, Braden J. LecturerPincombe, Adrian Adjunct LecturerRainsford, Tamath J. Lecturer Mohr CirclesRogers, Dr. Derek Adjunct LecturerSchroeder, Jim E. Adj. Assoc. ProfessorSinnott, Don Adjunct ProfessorSoong, Wen L. Senior Lecturer ECMS Executive Faculty StaffSorell, Matthew J. Lecturer Name PositionTrinkle, Matthew Lecturer Dowd, Peter Executive DeanWeste, Neil H.E. Adjunct Lecturer Cheng-Chew Lim Associate DeanWhite, Langford B. Professor (International)Yantchev, Jellio (Jay) Adjunct Professor David Munro Associate Dean (IT)Zivanovic, Rastko Lecturer Mark Jaksa Associate Dean (Learning & Teaching) Valerie Linton Associate DeanMechanical Engineering (Research)Name Position Jackie Phillips Personal Assistant toAdams, Karen Lecturer Executive DeanArjomandi, Maziar LecturerBlazewicz, Antoni Lecturer Executive University StaffBridges, Gareth Lecturer Name PositionBrown, Ian Lecturer McWha, James Vice-Chancellor andCazzolato, Ben Assoc. Professor PresidentChen, Lei Lecturer McDougall, Fred Deputy Vice-ChancellorDally, Bassam Deputy Head & Vice-President (A) 21
  • 23. AUES HYSTERESIS 06/07 Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean ofPresident, James McWha. Engineering, Peter Dowd.About the Vice-Chancellor and About the Executive DeanPresident In July 2004 Professor Peter Professor James McWha is Dowd, who previously held the position ofthe University of Adelaides 19th Professor of Mining Engineering at theVice-Chancellor since 1874. He began University of Leeds, assumed the role ofhis Vice-Chancellorship on 5 August Executive Dean, Faculty of Engineering,2002. Professor McWha came to Computer and Mathematical Sciences. HeAdelaide following a highly successful succeeds Professor Ian Young, who beganterm of office as Vice-Chancellor and his tenure as Vice-Chancellor of SwinburnePresident of Massey University in University of Technology.New Zealand from 1996-2002, where Educated at the University of Newhe was also Chairman of the New Zealand Vice-Chancellors England (BSc 1967), University of Montreal (MSc 1974) and theCommittee in 2001-2002. University of Leeds (PhD 1978), Professor Dowd has held positions in Professor McWha was among the citizens of South Australia Australia, Canada and Leeds, be recognised in 2003 by the award of the Centenary Medal for hisservices to education, and in May 2004 was awarded the degree of Replacement Math’s BuildingDoctor of Science (honoris causa) from Massey University in During 2006 and 2007 many meetings were held to design andrecognition of his outstanding contribution to Massey and his advocacy discuss the construction of a new multi-million dollar building to replacefor New Zealands education system. the current Math’s Building. In May 2007 Federal Education Minister the In 2003, Professor McWha initiated an ambitious program of Hon. Julie Bishop handed over a $3.5 million cheque to the University ofrepositioning the University of Adelaide to respond to the new Adelaide to contribute to a new engineering building, which is aimed atchallenges facing higher education in Australia and overseas. A key catering for the significant growth in students in Engineering, Computer &objective of this reform is to ensure the University plays an increasingly Mathematical Sciences.prominent role on the international stage, and to that end the University Ms Bishop and Dr Andrew Southcott, the Federal Member forhosted the Association of Commonwealth Universities Conference of Boothby, presented the cheque to Vice-Chancellor and President ProfessorExecutive Heads from 9 to 12 April 2006. The Conference brought James McWha and Chancellor the Hon. John von Doussa QC during atogether nearly 300 university leaders from 30 Commonwealth visit to the University today.countries for three days of discussions under the theme "University The new $100 million engineering building is to be built on theFutures", and among the many messages arising from the meeting, the site currently occupied by the Mathematics Building on the lower level ofstrongest quite clearly concerned the massive demand for tertiary the North Terrace in developing countries and the need for universities "The eight-storey building will provide more than 11,000 squarethroughout the world to band together to ensure the quality and metres of space for learning, teaching, research, and other student and staffdiversity of education in an increasingly globalised and privatised facilities," Professor McWha said.sector. "It will be a much-needed addition to our teaching facilities and our campus life. The building will allow the University to develop and grow, and will also improve the overall campus environment, with a three-Strategic Plan 2007 – 2011 storey atrium and other open spaces, and public art that will help to A University Strategic Plan was produced and subsequently reinforce a sense of place and purpose," he said.approved by Council on 25 September 2006. This Strategic Plancontained many goals to aim for by the year 2011. Some of the Work on the new building is expected to begin in early 2008.University targets, which directly affect students, include:1. Provide 24 hour computing access on all major campuses.2. Enrol all coursework programs on-line.3. Provide at least 1,250 high quality student accommodation places.4. Open student services precincts accessible to students on all major campuses, serving as one.5. Stop shops for student inquiries, and supported by a call centre for phone and email inquiries.6. Be ranked in the top third or higher of Universities in the Commonwealth’s Learning and Teaching Performance FundInformation taken from Strategic Plan 2007-2011 and the website of theOffice of the Vice-Chancellor and President. Artist’s impression of the new building 22
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  • 25. AUES HYSTERESIS 06/07 Australian School of Petroleum 2006 Graduate Profile: Lisa Nitschke - Origin Energy BE(Petroleum)/BSc (Geology&Geophysics). Why Petroleum Engineering? I chose Petroleum Engineering because I had always had an interest in geology, but enjoyed physics and similar subjects, which made me consider engineering. I saw the course as a way to bring together both interests. After completing first year of a single engineering degree, I decided to pick up the combined geology degree to give myself more exposure to the geological side and havent looked back. The program allowed me to see both sides of the industry even though the geology side was not always focused on petroleum - and this gave my geological understanding a greater scope that I also enjoyed, and taught me to appreciate aNew Head of School: multidisciplinary approach to the oil and gas industry.The Australian School of Petroleum is excited to announce the What did I learn? The petroleum engineering degreeappointment of Professor Richard Hillis as the new Head of introduced me not only to the technical side, but also theSchool. Professor Hillis, the State of SA Chair of Petroleum managerial, financial and strategic side of a vast and excitingGeology, commenced the three year appointment on 1 July industry that I enjoy being part of.2007. Where am I now? I completed a combined degree (BE(Petroleum)/BSc(Geology and Geophysics)) in 2006 and am currently employed as a drilling and completions engineer for Origin Energy. In this position I am based in the Brisbane office, The Australian School of Petroleum (ASP) remains but have the opportunity to spend a substantial amount of timecommitted to high quality research and education and we are working on rigs (currently focused on coal bed methane inone of only a few institutions in the world offering fully Queensland).integrated teaching and research programs covering petroleum Student Prizes for 2007:geoscience, engineering and management. We have 100% Bob Nadarajan was recently awarded the ExxonMobil Awardplacement of our graduates within industry, except where of Excellence ($500) for the student achieving the highest gradesstudents have continued with postgraduate studies. Our 2006 in Semester 1 of their penultimate graduates went into industry employment for Robert Leedham and Adam Row have been jointly awardedvarious oil and gas companies including Halliburton, Origin the inaugural JF Kennedy Memorial Petroleum EngineeringEnergy, Santos, ExxonMobil, Woodside and ConocoPhillips. Entrepreneurial Scholarship.We are pleased to announce that in early 2008 we expect the Marie Neubauer was awarded the 2007 PESA Postgraduatearrival of 3 new petroleum engineering staff. With over 30 Scholarship at the recent monthly meeting. Thisacademic staff in petroleum engineering and petroleum was for her paper "Contemporary stress field of the offshoregeoscience, ASP will remain the largest petroleum-focused Carnarvon Basin - North West Shelf, Westernuniversity program in the Southern Hemisphere. Our student Australia," presented in Vancouver in May at the US/Canadanumbers continue to grow and currently we have more than Rock Mechanics Conference.160 undergraduate students and more than 50 postgraduate Arien Centa, Ching Wan Lim and Chris Trzeciak werestudents. Our mix of international staff and students also awarded 2007 SPE scholarships valued at $3,000 each, andcontinues to increase, with around 30% of our students presentations were made at the SPE Luncheon meeting.coming from overseas in 2007. The ASP takes pride that our Chris Trzeciak has also received a WA SPE Scholarship,school is able to foster such strong overseas ties and maintain valued at $2,500. Chris has now headed off to Norway to studya multicultural education experience for our students. at University of Stavanger for six months. Professor Richard Hillis 24
  • 26. AUES HYSTERESIS 06/07 School of Chemical Engineering Engineers (IChemE) in Australia, established a Schools Fellowship to explain and promote the profession of chemical engineering to secondary school students in Adelaide, South Australia. The program was developed in consultation with the School of Chemical Engineering Advisory Committee and IChemE in Australia. Ms Michelle Yeend was the recipient in 2006 and she visited a number of Schools including Wilderness, St Michael’s College and Mercedes College, outlining what chemical engineers do, and the various career paths available to graduates. She also gave a presentation on the new Pharmaceutical Engineering degree. We continue to put considerable effort into recruiting Head of Chemical Engineering international undergraduate and postgraduate students with great Professor Keith King success. We have maintained strong links with the polytechnics in Singapore and the Widya Mandala Catholic University in Surabaya, It has again in 2006 been a year full of challenges but in Indonesia while at the same time establishing new links withmeeting those challenges we have generated significant universities in China, including the top-tier institutions Tsinghuaachievements and highlights. University and Peking University. Our current mix of local and international students generates a stimulating multicultural learning The School maintained its strong commitment to and environment that is appreciated by all.involvement in the CRC for Clean Power from Lignite although,disappointingly, the CRC did not receive new funding by the The very high quality of the graduating class of 2006 wasCommonwealth Government and therefore it was wound up in mid- reflected by the significant number awarded Honours and their2006. Individual staff have maintained existing research programs achievements in winning many scholarships and prizes. Chemicalor developed new ones with other researchers in the University of Engineering students from all levels featured strongly in the annualAdelaide and with industry, research institutions and universities in round of Dean’s Merit Certificates for outstanding academicAustralia and overseas. Such collaborations serve to diversify and achievement. Mr Andrew Coward, a chemical engineering studentstrengthen our research activities and provide access to equipment on work experience at the Santos Moomba Plant conducted anand facilities not readily available within our School. As an energy audit on a gas-compression station at the Power Plant andexample, Dr. David Lewis was awarded an ARC Linkage grant over was able to demonstrate energy savings of tens of thousands of3 years (“Heterotrophically grown microalgae as a feed source for dollars. As well as the economic benefit, the project had a positivethe Australian aquaculture industry”) with the SA Oyster Hatchery. political impact through environmental benefits of reducedCurrently the preferred food-source for aquaculture hatcheries is emissions. Nathan Reid, a Chemical Engineering postgraduateconcentrated microalgae, which is expensive to produce. This student attended a Student-Industry CRC Symposium in Gladstone,project will investigate a novel method for the mass culturing of June 2006 and presented his work on Biogeochemistry andmicroalgae used in aquaculture. David has also formed Geobotany in the Tanami Region. The presentation was wellcollaborative research links with the South China University of received by both students and industry leading to a $1000 cash prizeTechnology, Guangzhou. The research will include commercial for the best student presentation. Nathan and Dr Stephen Rogers ofscale algal culturing, harvesting and extraction trials, plant design the Cooperative Research Centre for Landscape Environments andand engineering, and metabolic analysis. Professor Keith King and Mineral Exploration were interviewed on ABC Radio on 5Dr. Ken Davey took Special Studies Program (SSP) leave in September. Their research has shown that Spinifex grass might besemester 1, and Dr. Yung Ngothai and Dr. Zeyad Alwahabi took a natural signpost to untold wealth, according to findings in theSSP leave in semester 2. All four academics focused on their Tanami Desert. They have found that Spinifex plants can carryresearch activities and spent substantial portions of their SSP traces of gold in their leaves if they are growing above a mineraloverseas strengthening existing collaborations and developing new deposit.ones, as well as presenting papers at international conferences. In community engagement, Dr Peter Ashman and Andrew We continue to attract undergraduate and postgraduate Wright, the Laboratory Facilities Manager, conducted a hands-onstudents of exceptional quality and within each cohort a significant workshop at the 2006 Siemens Summer Experience on the processesnumber of females. In December 2006 the School of Chemical that separate the valuable products from either a mixture of otherEngineering held a Student Information Night for Chemical valuable products or from a waste material. In professionalEngineering and Pharmaceutical Engineering students and over 170 activities, Professor Keith King was the leader of an IChemEstudents and their parents attended. Students and parents were international accreditation panel to Ngee Ann Polytechnic,given a short presentation about chemical engineering and its Singapore and Dr. Peter Ashman was a member of an IChemEvarious career paths and the new Pharmaceutical Engineering Australian accreditation panel to Curtin University of Technology.Degree commencing in 2007. The School of Chemical Engineeringin conjunction with the SA Branch of the Joint Chemical Professor Keith KingEngineering Committee (JCEC) and the Institution of Chemical 25
  • 27. AUES HYSTERESIS 06/07 School of Civil Engineering Holloway, Minister for Mineral Resources Development, Dr Roger Higgins who is the Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (Australia) of BHP Billiton, and Professor Ian Plimer who is the Professor of Mining Geology at the University of Adelaide. The clear message from speakers at the launch was that mining is critical to the sustained growth of South Australia and the nation, and the University is committed to supporting the development of both the skills and capabilities necessary to build this strategic sector. Minister Holloway said, "South Australia was experiencing an exploration and mining boom, unprecedented in the States history. More and more local, national and international Head of Civil & Environmental Engineering mining companies are turning their attention to our State, and our Associate Professor Mike Griffith rich mineral and resource deposits. The new mining degree at the University of Adelaide will play a significant role in ensuring that skilled workers are available to meet the increasing demand for ourNew head of School – In February 2006 the School of Civil and resources. The degree will also prepare young South Australians forEnvironmental Engineering announced Mike Griffith as the rewarding careers in the States mining industry." Professor Plimernewly appointed Head of the School from March 1 for a period of said, "Australia has been producing just 40% of the mining3 years. engineers required to satisfy industry needs. The new four-year The past two years have been an eventful and successful Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) degree is designed to help redressperiod for the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering. the nations serious shortage of mining engineers." The new miningThe School has received recognition of its excellence and strong engineering degree had its first intake of students this year and willcommitment to high quality teaching and research by winning a position the University of Adelaide and South Australia at thenumber of teaching and research awards. forefront of mining education in the country. Demand for the degree program exceeded expectations with an initial intake of 60 Congratulations go to the staff of the school for the students.following awards - Holger Maier for receiving the NationalTeaching Prize in November 2006 as well as the ‘Excellence in The University recruited Professor Ian Plimer from theTeaching and Learning in Engineering Education’ Award in University of Melbourne early in 2006, specifically to developDecember 2006. In addition, Mark Jaksa and Holer Maier mining geology courses and lead the recruitment drive for the newreceived national citations for outstanding contributions to student mining engineering degree. He holds a joint appointment in thelearning and David Walker was awarded a Faculty teaching Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences andaward. Michael Leonard, a PhD student in the School, won the the Faculty of Sciences. In addition, Dr Chaosui Xu was recruitedAWA’s 2006 Postgraduate Research Award for his project titled: from the University of Leeds in the UK to take up a position as‘Rainfall Modelling Techniques for Engineering Risk Senior Lecturer in Mining Engineering in April 2007.Assessment’. Jakin Ravalico, another post graduate student within The annual Staff vs Student Softball match is a proudthe school, was awarded the IEMSS (International Environmental tradition that the School of Civil and Environmental EngineeringModelling and Software) Student Prize at the recent World maintains each year with its final year students. The 2006 softballCongress on Environmental Modelling and Software. Katherine match was held on Monday 27th March. The Schools hydrologyDaniell, who graduated in 2004 from our School, won the South guru Trevor Daniell had been busy in the morning checking theAustralia Young Achievers Environment Award sponsored by SA latest weather radar data from the Bureau of Meteorology andWater in April 2006. James Daniell (final year student) was predicted flooding north of Clare but dry conditions at theawarded the Rod McGee Medal for his submission on the Graduates Oval.importance of public works engineering and the contribution ofengineering to the community. James Daniell was also awarded The match started with a BBQ cooked, as usual, by thethe Honours Alumni University Medal and a University Medal very capable laboratory staff under the direction of Chef Gregfor Civil Engineering and Science at a commemoration ceremony Atkins. Following frenzied practice (mainly by the students) a coinon 31st July 2007. was found, tossed and the first of six innings was underway. Despite the lack of match practice there were 38 runs in total over In August of 2006 State Government representatives, the day with the staff winning narrowly by 20 to 18. As in life, itsindustry personnel, community leaders, teachers and school amazing what four or five academics can do when amply supportedstudents joined with staff from the University of Adelaide to by a host of postgraduate students and professional staff!!launch the new Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) degree at theNational Wine Centre on Thursday, 17 August 2006. Professor Congratulations go to all staff members of the schoolPeter Dowd, Executive Dean, Faculty of Engineering, Computing for a successful couple of years and we hope the success andand Mathematical Sciences chaired the event. Speakers on the accolades continue in included the Vice-Chancellor and President of the University Michael Griffithof Adelaide, Professor James McWha, the Honourable Paul 26
  • 28. AUES HYSTERESIS 06/07 Concrete Canoe After a 30 year hiatus, concrete canoes once again raced samples late last year. The University of Adelaide team created aupon the River Torrens in Adelaide in March, as civil female (interior) polystyrene mould which could be coated withengineering students from University of Adelaide and UniSA a concrete mix. The team said “It was decided to take a leaf outcompeted in the novel of the Titanic designer’s book and splitConcrete Canoe Challenge. the boat into four water tightThe races were held on the compartments so the boat would beRiver Torrens on 30 March in unsinkable”. With some help fromfront of an estimated crowd of Hanson and Adelaide Brighton Cement,150 including parents, the the University of Adelaide mix designlocal committee, and interested team created a computer program usingbystanders. There were six Fortran to convert the cariousraces to allow all the members ingredients’ mass and densities toof the crews to participate and volume and give an estimate of the finalthe day was won by UniSA. mix’s density. The program wouldThe South Australian branch of the Concrete Institute of output answers with at most 3% error and proved helpful inAustralia (CIA) conducted the concrete canoe race to promote deciding to use glass fibres supplied by Grace. After manythe varied uses of concrete and encourage team building across sample mix types, Mix 16 proved to be most suitable with athe civil engineering student fraternity. A team could register up density of 1330kg/m3 and a compression strength of 10 participants and had to consist of at least two participantsfrom each of year levels 2, 3 and 4 in their civil engineering The UniSA concrete mix design team worked ondegree. The challenge also provided an opportunity for incorporating lightweight aggregates, reinforcing polyfibresengineering students to gain a better knowledge of skills rangingfrom project management and team work to concrete additives. called “Forta Ferro”, an air entraining admixture Micro-air 940,The teams had to design and construct a canoe that could and a water reducer Glenium 8100. The UniSA team used steelwithstand transportation, be constructed of materials that were in strapping along the length of the canoe to prevent cracks fromcompliance with the rules and regulations, be constructed and opening up as the canoe flexed, and placed three steel rodsfinished solely by the students, and certified as passing the transversely between the walls of the canoe, to stop the addedfloatation test. University of Adelaide students used a computer force from the water from collapsing them. The centre third ofprogram called HULLS to generate the fastest cross-sectional the canoe, around the rods was also filled with expanding foamshape for a canoe. Several other group members in the team gap filler, to aid with flotation and to add strength. The Southbegan researching light weight concrete mixes. Construction Australian committee of the Concrete Institute Australiaincluded the actual placement of concrete, organised the event and providedreinforcement and floatation materials. assistance to the teams. SupportTeams were permitted to use a concrete was also received from manymixture that contained a combination of peole including Andrew HallPortland cement and flyash, a specific from Grace, as well as companiesamount of aggregate, incorporated air- including Adelaide Brightonentraining admixtures and a water-to- Cement, Hanson, Grace, BASF,cementitious material ratio (w/c) ratio not Bianco Precast, SA Precast andgreater than 0.05. Getting together in the many others.civil engineering labs and the university,the students commenced mixing concrete 27
  • 29. AUES HYSTERESIS 06/07 School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering differences in approach were identified but the academic standards were found to be very comparable. There is likely to be ongoing benchmarking activity between the two schools as we each strive to maintain the highest standards of education in this discipline. This year we, along with all other Engineering Schools, were hosts to the 5 yearly accreditation visit by Engineers Australia. This is the process by which our degrees receive national and international recognition. Preparation for this process is always very intensive but the exercise of critically examining what we do and identifying areas for improvement is healthy and rewarding. The accreditation panel had many complimentary things to say but also identified areas where we can do things better and we will be addressing these in the near future. I offer my congratulations to Dr Tamath Rainsford who has recently been named as a recipient of the Faculty Prize and Dean’s Head of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Award for excellence in teaching. I’m certain that those of you who have had the privilege of being in one of Tamath’s classes will be agree Michael Liebelt that this is richly deserved recognition of her commitment to outstanding teaching practice. Her award follows a similar award to Dr The past two years have been a period of significant Matthew Sorell in 2005 who also won the University’s Stephen Colechallenges and achievement for the School of Electrical and Electronic Prize that year.Engineering. The demand from school leavers for entry toundergraduate programs in electronics and related disciplines has been The School is always keen to improve the quality of itsdeclining for several years, in line with global trends. While the intake teaching programs and we rely upon feedback from the student body toto our degree programs improved a little from 2005, the underlying help us achieve this. The Student-Staff Committee has an importanttrend still appears to be downwards. This is contrary to the needs of role in providing this feedback and I am very grateful to the studentindustry, where rapidly increasing demand for graduates by the members of the Committee who have made their time available over theElectronics, Defence, Resources and Power industries is already past two years to help us identify and address issues of concern to theexceeding the number of available graduates. This is good news student body. We have dealt with a range of issues includinghowever for those of you who will be graduating during the next few workloads, assessment practices, course delivery formats, practicalyears, course content and operation, as well as a number of shorter term issues such as computer suite problems. I encourage all students continuing The School continues to work closely with industry to next year to consider nominating for the SSC and helping us to improvepromote careers in Electrical and Electronic, Computer Systems and the quality of our courses and programs.Telecommunications to current undergraduates and to high school andmiddle school students. In particular we support the Electronics We have had several staff changes over the past couple ofIndustry Education Initiative (ei)2 of the Electronics Industry years. In early 2006 we were pleased to welcome Dr Rastko ZivanovicAssociation, the Robotics Peer Mentoring Program, and various careers and Ms Philomena Jensen-Schmidt to join our team of staff. Rastko is ainformation activities. As one of the few Australian universities with a specialist in Electrical Power Systems and brings research and teachingstrong research and teaching programs in electric power engineering we expertise that will allow us to increase our level of engagement with thewere invited to join the new Australian Power Academy. APA is now power industry and to provide more specialised course work in thisoffering scholarships to students in years 3 and 4 of electrical area. Phil joined our administrative staff having previously worked inengineering programs to encourage them to specialise in the power Human Resources and is a welcome addition to our front office area and to consider employment in the power industry. Assoc Prof Bruce Davis retired in July last year after an associationThe Australian Power Institute, with which we are also associated, is with the School of more than 40 years. Bruce has made an enormousalso offering scholarships and guaranteed work experience placements, contribution to the School over this period and his intellectual abilities,from first year. helpfulness and efficiency are already being missed. Increasing enrolments in our undergraduate programs will This year Geoff Pook retired form our technical staff. Manycontinue to be a major priority for the School. We enjoy strong support students have benefited over very many years from Geoff’s willingfrom industry and we will work with them and colleagues in other assistance with projects on RF and microwave circuits and with printedinstitutions to promote the outstanding career opportunities in electrical, circuit board fabrication. Geoff is another person who has made a hugeelectronic and related engineering disciplines. contribution to the School and his expertise will be greatly missed. At the same time I’m pleased to welcome Danny DiGiacomo who is the This year, along with the schools in the Faculty, we have been newest member of our team of technical staff.working to introduce new degree programs which we hope will attractnew interest in Engineering careers. Form 2008 we will be offering a To those of you will be graduating and leaving us this year Idegree in Avionics and Electronic Systems Engineering, and will be offer my congratulations on your achievements. An Engineering degreesupporting the Electrical specialisation stream in the new Bachelor of is a difficult qualification to complete, but the Adelaide degree is veryEngineering (Sustainable Energy). highly respected and your rewards will come in the form of outstanding career prospects. Thank you for your hard work and please keep us In 2006 the School undertook a benchmarking exercise with informed of developments in your careers.the School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering at the Michael LiebeltUniversity of Western Australia. The comparison focussed on coursesin Signals and Systems and on final year project work. Some 28
  • 30. AUES HYSTERESIS 06/07 School of Mechanical Engineering the local competition held on each campus attend the final in Sydney. This year the objective was to design, build and demonstrate a prototype device to accurately and rapidly distribute flower seeds in areas located between trees, without damaging the trees. The project was called “ABC – Autonomously Beatify Countryside”. The 2006 winning design from Adelaide was a compact 2-wheel drive device powered by stepper motors with retractable arms to accurately and rapidly distribute the seeds. The members of the winning team were Bradley Darlington, Jarryd Pfeiffer and Todd Sandercock. Our final year project exhibition in 2006 was held in the student union building and open to the public. It was once again an immense Head of Mechanical Engineering success with a total of 32 projects which were judged by a panel of 24 judges (chaired by Professor Ross Bensley) with 19 volunteer members Professor Colin Hansen from industry. A large number of industry sponsored prizes were awarded with each having a value of $500, except the Overall Best Project prize and The year 2006 was distinguished by tremendous achievements the Best Aerospace Project prize, both of which had a value of $750. Thefrom both our staff and students. Dr Colin Kestell won the AAEE prizes and sponsors were: Best Overall Project (ASC Pty Ltd); Runner UpExcellence in Engineering award for curriculum development and also Best Overall Project (Zinifex Port Pirie Smelter); Best General Mechanicalthe AAEE best conference presentation award. Dr Con Doolan won a Engineering Project (Caroma Dorf Industries); Best Managed ProjectTTCP NAMRAD Achievement award for his work in the Defence sector. (OneSteel); Greatest Value of Return for Engineering Innovation (BuiltHe also developed new system design tools for hypersonic air breathing Environs); Best Project with Defence Potential (Tenix Electronics Systemspropulsion systems. Dr Con Doolan and Dr Damien Leclercq Division); Best Environmentally Sound Project (Tenix Land Division); Bestcommissioned a new aeroacoustic wind tunnel in the School, primarily Energy Based Project (Bassett Consulting Engineers); Most Innovativefor investigating trailing edge noise. Mr Mike Riese, A/Prof Richard Project (URS Australia Pty Ltd); Best Project with Commercial PotentialKelso, Prof. Gus Nathan and A/Prof Peter Mullinger (Chem Eng) were (WorleyParsons); Best Project in Aeronautics or Fluid Mechanics (Tigerfishawarded "The Paul Henderson Prize" by the IMechE for a paper about Aviation); Best Aerospace ($750) and runner up ($250) Best Aerospacecombustion driven oscillation in a refinery flare, which will shortly Related Project (The Sir Ross and Sir Keith Smith Fund); Best Acoustic-appear in the Journal of Experimental Thermal and Fluid Sciences. Vibration Related Project (Vipac Engineers and Scientists Ltd); Best Mechatronics Project (Schefenacker Vision Systems). Students were given In 2007 Dr Colin Kestell was awarded the ECMS Faculty Prize certificates on the day and their prizes were given at the School awardsfor Excellence in Teaching. Dr Ben Cazzolato won a Carrick Institute evening in December. Other prizes given to students at the Awards DinnerCitation of $10,000 for Outstanding Contributions for Student Learning. and their sponsors were: The R.J Jennings Memorial Prize for Mechanical Engineering Design (Dr and Mrs A.C. Jennings - $500); The Nova One of our postgraduate students, Sarah Crook won the SA Aerospace Prize for Aerospace Engineering (Nova Aerospace - $500); TheScience and Technology Young Achiever Award. Another postgraduate Society of Automotive Engineers (Australasia) Prize ($150); The Sir Rossstudent, George Szego, won the Australian Institute of Energy (2006) and Sir Keith Smith Fund Subject Prize in Aeronautical Engineering ($500);National Prize in Sydney for the best postgraduate student poster in the The K M Fabrication Level 1 Engineering Communication Prize ($400);Coal and Combustion Category. Another postgraduate student, Laura The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (UK) Project Prize (£200); TheBrooks won a Fullbright Fellowship to spend a year in the USA working Frederick Barnes Waldron Prize Australian Region for the most outstandingat the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Marine Physical Laboratory, student (IMechE - £200).University of California San Diego. She has also spent time on a USNaval vessel gathering data for her PhD project on ocean floor The project exhibition for 2007 looks to be just as successful (ifcharacterisation for improving the accuracy of sonar range finding. not more so!) as the one held in 2006. It will be held on Friday, October 26th and will showcase 42 student projects all of which will be judged by the Postgraduate student Woei Saw undertook a collaborative School’s academic staff and 23 judges from Industry. Members ofresearch visit to Åbo Akademi, Finland, to investigate the release of Parliament as well as the Vice Chancellor and other VIP’s are planning toSodium during the combustion of black-liquor within the pulp and paper attend this important event and it receives much attention in the media andindustry. One of our postgraduate students, James Chartres attended the in secondary schools throughout the state.2006 International Space University in Strasbourg, FRANCE, partly as aresult of the sponsorship raised by the AIAA Adelaide Section and the Sir In Orientation Week in 2006, our Design and Build CompetitionRoss and Sir Keith Smith Fund. Many of the 2006 events and staff for all of our students was organised by Dr Colin Kestell and Vicky Samraachievements were described in the three issues of “MechEng News” and was an enormous success. The teams of students, consisting of at least 2newsletter. from each year level, were given $50 to purchase materials to build a trebuchet of specified dimensions with the aim of being able to catapult a One of our level 4 students, Andrea Boyd, was successful in water-filled balloon to hit a target 30 metres away. To add to thebeing accepted for an internship at the Space Generation Advisory entertainment value, the target consisted of a range of academic staffCouncil (SGAC), through the European Space Policy Institute in Vienna. members who took it in turns to stand on the target spot.The FSAE team won 5th place at the National competition in December2006. This is an outstanding result and the team finished ahead of all In 2007 our Design and Build Competition was organised by Drinternational teams and most Go8 universities. It recognises the world- Con Doolan and Vicky Samra and was also very successful. Teams wereclass standard of mechanical engineering at the University of Adelaide. asked to design a water rocket powered car. The aim was to design and build a car propelled using only water and air. The Webber team had the A team of our level 2 students were awarded the ‘Judges Prize winning car and was awarded first prize.for Innovation’ at the finals of the Wier-Warman Design and BuildCompetition, held in Sydney and involving students from 16 universities All in all, 2006 was a very good year for the School ofin Australia and New Zealand. The competition, organised by Engineers Mechanical Engineering and 2007 is shaping up to be even better!Australia and sponsored by Weir Minerals Australia Ltd, is specificallyfor teams of second-year mechanical-engineering students. Winners of Professor Colin Hansen 29
  • 31. AUES HYSTERESIS 06/07The Adelaide University AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics) Student Branch had afantastic year with many successful activities and two awards. The main events of 2007 were the CareersNight, Avalon and Woomera Trips. The Aerospace Careers Night was extremely successful again witheighty aerospace, mechanical and mechatronics students attending; the most yet. Three aerospaceprofessionals and several HR representatives communicated the aerospace opportunities available tostudents here in Adelaide. In March, twelve members of the club attended the Australian International Airshow in Avalon, Victoria. As representatives of Adelaide University, the students took advantage of this time to speak with various companies involved in the aerospace industry. Several students gained opportunities for work experience and employment. The second major trip was to Woomera. This was the second time the club has offered this opportunity and 21 students attended. The highlight of the trip was watching the Australian Space Research Institute (ASRI) rocket launches. The trip also included a range tour of the old launch facilities, and visits to the Woomera Heritage Centre, observatory, gamma ray telescope and Nurrungar (the old American spy base). Other successful events included Yuri’s Night, Mark Adler Presentation and James Chartres Talk.The club recently won the most outstandingAIAA student branch for Region VII. RegionVII is made up of all the AIAA StudentBranches outside of the United States, about 26in total. In addition, the club won the AIAAinternational Career Enhancement Award for thecareers night. Overall 2007 was an extremelysuccessful year and 2008 promises to be evenmore so. 30
  • 32. AUES HYSTERESIS 06/07 UAV One of the Design and Build Projects for Mech Eng this year was an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle. The following write up has been taken from the Adelaidean cos we’re too slack to write our own. Apparently the project initially had nothing to do with shark patrols at all, but as soon as the first shark sightings occurred at Glenelg the media jumped on it and splashed this all over the news to give us that warm fuzzy feeling that we were safe. Shark attacks could be a thing of the past at Adelaide $1200 a day. If you were making a few of these UAVs you couldbeaches thanks to the efforts of a group of final-year engineering sell them for less than $10,000.students at the University of Adelaide. "They can be launched off a beach, recovered by Eight students from the School of Mechanical parachute and can also land in the water. Surf lifesavers could haveEngineering have designed and built an Unmanned Aerial a computer monitor with them and track video footage from theVehicle (UAV) with a range of applications including shark plane at any time," he said. The UAVs could also revolutionise thepatrols, bushwalker rescue, aerial mapping and traffic way surveyors work on large acreage, replacing theodolites andmonitoring. The seven-month project, involving four Aerospace GPS (Global Positioning Systems) equipment with laser levelsand four Mechatronic Engineering students, has resulted in a scanned from the aircraft.plane that can fly without human interaction and stream live "Other uses include bushfire management and trafficvideo footage from a 10km radius. surveillance, as well as locating lost bushwalkers as per the The project is a landmark achievement for the first competition," Jonathan said. With a wing span of two metres and acohort of students completing their Bachelor of Aerospace weight of approximately nine kilograms, the UAV is constructedEngineering undergraduate degree in 2007. of composite materials and can land vertically via a parachute Team member Jonathan Bannister said the plane was system, which averts the need for a runway.configured primarily for search and rescue and was designed to "Flight testing is expected to begin shortly," Jonathanfly for one hour with a cruising speed of 90km/h. said. "We are really looking forward to seeing the aircraft fly.It will be put through its paces at an international UAV After so many hours of work from all team members it will be verycompetition being held in Queensland on September 25 and 26, rewarding to get some positive results.involving 35 teams from six countries. Candy Gibson. "Building this plane has been an incredible challengefor us," Jonathan said. "It has incorporated so many differentaspects of engineering, from design through to construction,testing and operation. "The workload has been huge but we have learnt somuch about aircraft design, about manufacturing, aboutcomputers and communication equipment. Its real aerospaceknowledge that we can apply in the real world when wegraduate." The September competition, organised by theAustralian Research Centre for Aerospace Automation, offers a$40,000 incentive. The prize money will be awarded to theentrant whose plane finds a lost bushwalker in the Queenslandoutback in the shortest time. Thanks to $50,000 from The Sir Ross and Sir KeithSmith Fund, aerospace company Thales, the School ofMechanical Engineering and other local companies, the studentshave built what they believe is an outstanding aircraft. "This plane will have a lot of commercial applications,"Jonathan said. "The primary one is shark patrol and surflifesaving surveillance. "At the moment we have fully manned aircraft flyingup and down the South Australian coastline, which costs around 31
  • 33. AUES HYSTERESIS 06/07 The following slice of history has been taken from the 1965 Hysteresis, proving 3 things – 1) in 1965 Engies’ sense of humour was nothing short of immature gutter humourHISTORY-SIS 2) In 1965 the majority of Engies sadly had minimal understanding or respect for the fairer sex and 3) the above still remains true today. 32
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  • 35. AUES HYSTERESIS 06/07This beautiful slice of History-sis comes from the 1980 Hysteresis. Back in these good ol’ days Adelaide uni engies had the foot andmouth cup – absolute gold.Oh and if you’re wondering – yes- we did attempt the revive this glorious event but for some reason no one would allow 50 oddstudents running at top speed across North Terrace to skull a beer and run back. Damn 80’s, you could get away with anything then. 34
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  • 37. AUES HYSTERESIS 06/07 WHERE ARE THEY NOW? “Where are they now?” is a new section added to this edition of Hysteresis. It’s a collection of write ups from past undergrad Adelaide Uni Engies. They’ve written about their experiences of the last few years out there in the real world. So have a read and hopefully you can learn from their experiences…but don’t learn from Jules…he drinks a lot…jk. NAME – Laura Brooks DEGREE - Bachelor of Mechanical Eng – Graduated 2003.NAME - Julian OShea FINAL YEAR PROJECT - Designed and built aDEGREE - Bachelor of Engineering (Telecommunications), thermoacoustic refrigeratorGraduated 2005. CURRENT JOB - Research at Scripps Institution ofFINAL YEAR PROJECT - Detection of Mobile Phones in Oceanography, California; and Postgraduate (PhD) studies inRestricted Areas with Matt Sorrel (top lecturer) School of Mechanical Engineering at the University of AdelaideCURRENT JOB - Assistant Weapons Electrical Engineer, Back in 2000 I started a double degree in MechanicalRoyal Australian Navy Engineering and Maths and Computer Science. After two years I– This role involves assisting two other professional engineers found out that I could not major in computer science withoutin the running of a 30 person strong department which delaying graduating by a year (thanks for telling me that frommaintains the sensor, weapon and communications systems on the start guys!), so I dropped the double and concentrated on thean Australian frigate. engineering. My interests lay in dynamics, acoustics and vibrations and hence I completed my work experience atEven though I am almost two years into the job, it has largely VIPAC. This experience was invaluable as, at this time, I wasbeen training, developing skills and learning systems. not sure whether I wanted to work in consulting, industry orLearning radar and communications systems, performing live research; however, by the end of the 12 weeks I had come to thefirings and being involved in frontline engineering has made decision that I would undertake postgraduate studies rather thanfor interesting work. I have been fortunate enough to have move straight in to consulting or industry. As such, I chose asome great travel opportunities, including trips to Vietnam, research intensive final year project: design and construction of aPhilippines, Tonga and New Zealand as well as a fair part of thermoacoustic refrigerator. Since neither acoustics norAustralia. advanced vibrations were offered in my final year I ended up taking a mix-match of electives: combustion, air conditioning,My humble advice is to make the most of your university advanced auto control, advanced fluids and space vehicle design.days, ensuring that when you walk out of Bonython hall ongraduation day, certificate in hand, rent-a-cap on head that you Since 2003 I have been enrolled in a PhD in engineering and myhave enough back when I was an engineering student stories, research area is ocean acoustics. As a postgraduate student Ito last a lifetime. After a year or so the ungodly amount of have had extensive travel opportunities both in Australia andhours spent in CAT Suite blur together and it is the people, overseas. Conferences in Busselton (WA), Vienna (Austria),events and shenanigans that stay in the memory. Denver (USA), Salt Lake City (USA), and Cairns (QLD) have facilitated my meeting, networking and even collaborating with Good luck to everyone proceeding into the workforce and for researchers in my field from all over the world. In Septemberthose of you with more time still to go at Adelaide Uni, have a 2006 I was involved with a 16 day research Cruise off the coasthappy hour, plastic-cupped UniBar beer for me. of Massachusetts, during which time I collected the majority of my experimental data and established an additional PS. Just because you graduate, doesnt mean you cant still go collaboration. For the past year and a bit I’ve been living in Lathe Engie Pub Crawl. Jolla, California, undertaking research at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography on a Fulbright scholarship, and of course, making the most of the world class climbing and hiking destinations as well as the great surf and Mexican food over here. 36
  • 38. AUES HYSTERESIS 06/07 NAME – Tom VincentNAME – Calvin Fine DEGREE – Bachelor of Engineering (Civil), Graduated 2004.DEGREE - B.E. (Chemical) / B. Economics, Graduated 2005. FINAL YEAR PROJECT – Investigation into High Strength and High Performance Concrete in Adelaide.FINAL YEAR PROJECT - Effective management ofresearch and development; a gateway approach CURRENT JOB – Research at Adelaide University (Masters).CURRENT JOB - Supply Chain Analyst, Unilever Well as many of you would have guessed from my involvementAustralasia. with the AUES over the last couple of years; when I graduated in 2004 I decided to stay on for another couple of years. NotThey were the best of times; they were the worst of times. It only because the AUES held awesome events that I wanted to befeels like only yesterday, the sweet stench of CAT Suite apart of, but also because there was a decent project on offer forstinging the nostrils, all toner and stress, as the final appendix me that followed on from my honours project. Making theof the final report ground its way out through CATS Laser decision to stay at university to be a post graduate student isn’tOne. Uni was over; or as good as over with only a year of an easy option to make so if any one else is in the same situationtidying up economics courses to go. I recommend taking the following advice.The day after graduation, grandparents proud, degree lost in a Firstly it’s awesome having your own time to manage and notpile of paperwork, I jumped a plane to Canada for a season of having the pressure of fitting in with a new company and abidingSkiing. If youve never been to the snow, AuSKI is a *great* by their rules, you basically get as much freedom as youtime while still @ uni. Seriously. Five months in Whistler and want….which will eventually work against you (hence I am nowVancouver passed in a flash, but a foot of fresh powder and +2 in my 3rd year of my 2 year masters, which is nothing, I’ve hearddegrees sunshine on my birthday were probably the best of people taking 10+ years to finish a 3 year PhD). But seriouslypresent ever. Summer spent around Europe, a new town every it’s great to have the freedom and responsibility of a research3-4 days for 3 months is a hectic pace to keep, but project you learn quite a bit about yourself and get a greatspectacularly good fun. Not to be missed. chance to boost your own confidence rather than rotting away at some company. In most post graduate positions within AdelaideI was back in Adelaide for two weeks before a move to Uni Engineering there are a lot of opportunities to earn extraMelbourne to join the working class. Credit card debt to pay cash via tutoring/marking/pract demonstrations. So even thoughoff, cars to buy and apartments to rent all seemed like such the pay can appear low, it works out fine in the end, especiallyserious things to be doing. I think the big difference between when there’s no tax to worry about. There are always a lot ofuni and work is the time frame; you dont have graduation and great travelling opportunities to conferences on offer as well.employment to work towards anymore. The need for newaspirations comes quickly though. My somewhat clichéd The only main down side to doing post graduate work is thatexperience is that opportunities are crated; they certainly dont most companies outside of the research bubble won’t reallycome banging down your door. In one short year Ive guest recognise your extra credentials. So effectively you may end uplectured at Melbourne Uni, delivered a session for a Unilever spending a couple of years slaving your ass just to be treated theAsia / Africa conference, enjoyed several business junkets, same as every other graduate. However I think that theand flown enough miles to get some special velocity status. confidence gained from forcing yourself to tackle a project onGood times… your own and having to know every little step in every calculation and outcome, without copying (or as some would sayLooking back, I cant think of a better way to have spent the 5 “referencing” someone), is completely invaluable.years I did as an Adelaide Engie. From the intensity ofhonours project time, Plant design submission, and the The other benefit of staying at uni is that you get to continue toubiquitous all nighters at CATS to Pubcrawl, OWeek, and cherish the social moments. The BS Lawns, Engie BBQ’s andhackie-sack on the Barr Smith lawns, the people and the pubcrawls are some of the best places creating the best thingsmoments were some of the best ever. that will ever happen to us as engies, so take the advice from an old engie – get amongst it as much as you can while you still can, degrees are great, but don’t forget the big picture. 37
  • 39. AUES HYSTERESIS 06/07NAME – Lisa Moon DEGREE – BE (Civil and Structural)/BSc (Physics and Theoretical Physics) Graduated 2005. FINAL YEAR PROJECT – Near Surface Mounted Fibre Reinforced Plastics in Unreinforced Masonry Walls (shortened to NSM FRP in URM) CURRENT JOB – Graduate Engineer with Holmes Consulting, Auckland, NZ.I was fortunate to have the opportunity to do my masters inEarthquake Engineering through the Erasmus Mundusprogram and the Universities of Patras, Greece and Pavia,Italy. I got to spend a semester at each of these Universities,and it was an amazing opportunity to see new places and meetfellow students from all over the world. My interest inEarthquake Engineering (a specialization of StructuralEngineering – I did not learn how to make Earthquakeshappen!!) led me to New Zealand, where I have recentlystarted as a graduate structural engineer. Editorial note – Lisa is a perfect example of proof that there is many opportunities overseas to work or study as an engie graduating from Adelaide Uni, and with perfect scenery like these photos, who wouldn’t be tempted?? 38
  • 40. AUES HYSTERESIS 06/07Editor, Oh, how you fretted then! But I was patient with you. I soothingly changed your simple fonts; I told you it Let me at least begin politely, by thanking you for would all be alright as I gently shifted the position of yourthe invitation—conferred so elegantly, a few moments precious sponsor logos.ago, over the purr of CATS A’s sterling workstations—ofcontributing to this double edition of Hysteresis. For the But your e-mails became frantic, your needsbrief moments of artistic climax, I must admit that my insatiable. You frothed incoherent requests at all hours:work for you—the painstaking work, I remind what you wanted Teenage Mutant “Binger” Turtles—no, makegrubby philistines may have pawed to this page, of that “binga”—or should it say “binja”? Is that tooillustrating puns on the word ‘binge’—was moderately obvious? It kind of looks Spanish. Nothing I said couldpleasant. console you. Unfortunately, Editor, I must decline your offer. I And Love, I am not made of stone.have a Design & Communication report in desperate need It embarrasses me now, but I lost patience withof paragraph sentences. your petty fits. My readers may trace a sweaty index finger Please accept instead this modest letter of thanks. over that line again, straining to comprehend myYour gesture of recognition, however limp, I choose to frustration: for their hopeless understanding I can push theunderstand merely as the fraction—the tortured and barriers of language no further. In a midnight rage, after avulnerable curl—of your true gratitude, enormous, that blur of creative wrath, I e-mailed the final documents,you managed to squeeze at length from between your accompanied by a curt note.quivering and ineloquent cheeks. I received no reply. This letter, of course, is futile. I understood not an Months later, when I returned—for I had sketchedhour into our acquaintance that you could hardly begin to the latter work hunched in a pestilent den on the icy hemunderstand my position. Your “society”—that centipede of of Canada’s permafrost petticoats—you paused in passing,bureaucracy, that slobbering democratic hydra—has not but only to say that Shredder’s instructional blackboardthe briefest empathy for a tireless slave such as I, was missing one of the filthy public houses, the sticky barsindentured only by commitment to his art. The art, as these and dance floors of which you so joyously stampede oncehunched and mumbling cretins may recall, of creating a year.marginally witty novelty garments. My passion for alcohol-themed parodies of In the honeymoon of our collaboration, I found it popular culture died that day.easy to laugh off your tiny, vulgar concerns. I know: thecapital letters on your Adelaide Binge shirts may have I see you have left the CAT suite now. It is gettingbeen lower case on the true Adelaide Fringe posters; and late, and the vending-machine pickings are running thin.yes, if you were to actually unfurl that slender crimson Over the canopy of screens, a few brave heads stillcrane, you probably would not be holding a Thomas the wobble—but slower, ever slower. It was good to see youTanked Engie shirt. In those golden days, your hysterical one last time, Editor; good to tell you, finally, how I feel.and poorly capitalised e-mails were endearing; the thin If only your puny mind could understand.naggings of a worried lover. Sincerely, The Artist 2006 Pubcrawl Shirt Design ripping 2007 Pubcrawl Shirt Design ripping off the 2006 Adelaide Fringe design. off yet another childhood cartoon. 39
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  • 42. AUES HYSTERESIS 06/07 VIPAC GRADUATES AND THEIR EXPERIENCES WORKING WITH VIPAC As the university semester draws to a close, graduating students must look to the future and begin toconsider their employment opportunities for the start of their professional careers. This daunting task calls for determination and hard work. The competition for graduate engineeringpositions is sky high, and graduates face a marketplace with a myriad of specialist areas and disciplines. For most graduates, their careers will expose them to many facets of engineering, and this is half thefun. Career paths can be shaped and molded over time, and as proof of surviving the transition from student toprofessional engineer, we interviewed several graduate students who have found work in the local industry. These young engineers have embarked upon careers that have accelerated their learning and expandedtheir skill-sets. In just a couple of years, these green engineers have become part of a core engineeringcapability and a significant asset to their employers.Elizabeth Cheng, or Liz as she is known around the office, joined Vipac Engineers & Scientists Ltd, a specialist engineering consultancy with offices around Australia and Asia, in 2004 as a Project Engineer in the Building and Infrastructure Group. In just three years, Liz has gradually worked herself up to a senior level and today is a Consulting Engineer. “I certainly feel that I have grown professionally. As a student, you learn the basics of engineering but it is when you work that you start applying what you have learned. “I now have more responsibilities and I get to work on bigger and complex projects … and what I like about Vipac is the flexible management style and the ‘mentoring’ system where a junior staff member is paired with a more senior member who can help them through the process.”Ryan Patrick did his work experience at Vipac as part of his degree requirement, and upon graduation joined the company in early 2007. During his work experience, Ryan designed a special hoist system that was then actually created and used in an international project. Today, Ryan is part of a rail products group at Vipac that implements it’s services all over the world, working on an innovative trackside monitoring system that analyses acoustic signatures of an approaching / passing train, and measures the actual integrity of its bearings, axles and wheels to detect wear and tear. “It was very hands-on and I have learned so much in the last eight months and I am still learning more and more but this is a different learning environment from uni. “At the moment, I am part of a team but I do see myself running my own team in the future and taking on more responsibility as part of my career progression at Vipac.”Michael Foo studied mechatronics at Adelaide University and joined Vipac in 2006 as a Project Engineer in the Power and Industry Group. Currently, Michael does a lot of work in the area of machine condition monitoring. “I like being able to put to use what I have learned at uni to investigate and come up with a solution to the problem, I find that rewarding. “The difference from studying and working is that there is a lot more riding on your decision and also the level of responsibility that comes with that decision made. “You learn things very quickly and at Vipac I am lucky that I have a very supportive team and leadership. 41
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  • 44. AUES HYSTERESIS 06/07 AUES IN NUMBERS 6-10 Kegs per 1 Levitating candle $70,000 Worth of crap sold from the vending machines (06&07). 19 Committee Members 1200 Shirts sold for the 07 Pubcrawl Each year 1050 Shirts sold for the 06 Pubcrawl 2,500 Litres of Beer GIVEN AWAY! at our All-you-can-eat, All-you-can-drink-BBQs (06&07). 1 New Website 1 New Vending machine (that works) 5 tonne Worth of crap carried up the lift to be sold from the vending machines (06&07). 2 Empty slots (which may prove to be not so empty) VENDING MACHINESThe original AUES vending machine has been providingsugary snacks to late night CAT Suite dwellers foralmost a decade now. Due to its popularity, the 06committee bought a second machine to help supply youwith enough sugar and caffeine to get 6 major practsdone in 1 night.Our second vending machine has become a great hit inthe CATS, supplying students with a regularly stockedpit stop, and with the addition of the random “emptyslot” it’s a well welcomed addition. For those of you notfamiliar with the concept of the “empty slot” – I suggestyou investigate the vending machine’s options on thelast day of semester. It has a tendency to offer the optionof an “empty slot”. Punters willing to try their luck onthe “empty slot” may find their purchases to be indeedsomething other than empty, and usually something ofthe amber fluid nature….. usually.Sales in both vending machines has continued to gainstrength over the years, and with prices rivalling pre-war Vending machinedays who could resist. Keep supporting the vending profit over the lastmachines and with continuing mass sales these prices 3 years – what awill continue to stay that way. work outWe should take this moment to distance ourselves, asmuch as possible, from the other vending machine. Thevending machine we talk of spends up to 95% of it’stime displaying “out of order” when coffee could easilybecome a popular choice for the late night CATS crowd. 43
  • 45. AUES HYSTERESIS 06/07 The year 2006 in review February 22 - The 1 billionth song is purchased from the Apple iTunes Store. March 15 - The Commonwealth Games begin in Melbourne. March 31 – AUES hosts another incredible pubcrawl, selling over 1,000 pubcrawl shirts for the first time. May 7 – After 10 nominations, John Wood finally takes home the Gold Logie. May 9 - Beaconsfield mine collapse: After 14 days trapped underground, miners Todd Russell and Brant Webb are rescued in Beaconsfield, Tasmania, Australia. June 9 - The 2006 FIFA World Cup begins in Germany. Highest Grossing Films of 2006.1. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Mans Chest(£52m)2. Casino Royale (£44.6m)3. The Da Vinci Code (£30.4m)4. Ice Age 2: The Meltdown (£29.5m)5. Borat (£23.7m) June 13: The Socceroos win 3-1 over Japan and find themselves contesting their first finals in 32 years. July 9 - Italy wins the 2006 FIFA World Cup by beating France 5-3 on penalties. The score after extra time is 1-1. July 9 - Roger Federer beats Rafael Nadal in mens finals of Wimbledon. July 28 - Actor Mel Gibson is arrested for drunk driving in California. August 24 - The International Astronomical Union defines planet at its 26th General Assembly, demoting Pluto to the status of dwarf planet more than 70 years after its discovery. September 3 - Andre Agassi retires 44
  • 46. AUES HYSTERESIS 06/07September 4 - Steve Irwin is fatally pierced in the chest by astingray spine whilst snorkelling at the Great Barrier Reef.September 8 – Peter Brock is killed when his 2001 Daytonahits a tree 3kms before the end of second stage of the TargaWest Rally.September 30 - West Coast Eagles win the AFL Grand FinalOctober 10 - Google buys YouTube for USD $1.65 billion.October 17 - The US population reaches 300 million. November 30 - Windows Vista is released for volume license customers. December 5 - The military seizes power in Fiji by means of a coup. December 21 - Australian cricketer Shane Warne announces his retirement.December 30 - Saddam Hussein, formerIraq president, is executed in Baghdad. Wolfmother (Best Group, Breakthrough Artist, Best Rock Album), Bernard Fanning (Album of the Year, Best Male artist), Clare Bowditch (Best Female Artist), Eskimo Joe (Single of the Year), The Veronicas (Best Pop Release) and Hilltop Hoods (Best Independent Release, Best Urban Release) are amongst the winners at the 2006 ARIAs. 45
  • 47. AUES HYSTERESIS 06/07January 10 - U.S. PresidentGeorge W. Bush announces a planto station 21,500 additional troops 2007into Iraq, bringing the total numberto approximately 155,000. THE YEARFeburary 8 – Anna Nicole Smithwas found dead in a hotel room in IN REVIEWHollywood.March 16 - For the first time in the23-year history of the modernversion of the popular gameshow Jeopardy!, a three-way tieoccurred.March 30 – AUES once again organises the best pubcrawl oncampus, possibly the world. T-shirt sales kick ass at 1200punters getting their hands on one.March 31 – Sydney turns off its lights for 1 hour between 7:30pm and 8:30pm as a political statement for Global Climate Change. April 10 - Australian rugby league legendAndrew Johns announces his retirement following a neckinjury. April 16 - The Virginia Tech massacre takes place inthe premises of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and StateUniversity in Blacksburg, Virginia. 32 people are shot dead by Cho Seung Hui in the deadliest singleshooting incident in the history of the United States.May 19 - The 126th FA Cup Final is held, the first at the new Wembley Stadium. Chelsea FC beatManchester United 1-0.June 5 - Twelve people are killed and 23 others injured in a train crash near Kerang in Victoria,Australia.June 17 - Lewis Hamilton wins the US Grand Prix becoming thefirst black driver to win two Formula One races.June 27 – After more than 10 years of leadership, Tony Blair resigns as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. June 29 - Apple Inc.s iPhone is released in the United States. June 30 – A dark green Jeep Cheokee, loaded with propane canisters, is used as a car bomb in an attack on the Glasgow International Airport. 46
  • 48. AUES HYSTERESIS 06/07 July 1 - Smoking is banned in pubs and clubs in New South Wales and Victoria, Australia. July 7&8 - Venus Williams and Roger Federer win the Singles at Wimbledon for a fourth time and fifth time respectively. July 19 - Prathiba Patil is elected as the first female President of India. July 27 - Twotelevision news helicopters collide in midair while covering apolice chase in Phoenix, Arizona, killing both pilots and twophotojournalists.August 12 - Tiger Woods wins PGA Championship, his 13thcareer major.August 15 - NBA referee Tim Donaghy surrenders to policeand pleads guilty to charges brought up by the FBI investigationthat he placed bets on games that he refereed.September 1 - Finland switches off all of its analogueterrestrial television signals as part of the digital switchover.September 3 - British troops withdraw from the Basra region ofIraq. September 11-September 24 - Inaugural Twenty20 World Championship is held. September 23 – Casey Stoner, wins the MotoGP World Championship by finishing sixth in a dramatic wet/dry Japanese Grand Prix.September 24 - India won the ICCTwenty20 WorldCup beating Pakistan by 5runs.September 24 – Shane Warne sends thefollowing text message to his wife - "Heybeautiful, Im just talking to my kids, theback doors open", what an idiot.September 25 – JimmyBartel, from Geelong, winsthe Brownlow Medal.September 29 – Geelongwin their first AFLPremiership since 1963,thrashing Port Adelaide24.19 (163) to 6.8 (44) inthe Grand Final at theMCG. 47
  • 49. AUES HYSTERESIS 06/07 The Full Adelaide Uni Experience:Attend an O’Camp (regardless of what year you’re in)CollectCollect more diary beer vouchers than is humanly possible to drink inone 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 ofthe year. 2006 PICSActively avoid student politicians during a student election.Join a protest.Play hackey on the Barr Smith LawnsSpend an all-nighter in the CAT Suite. all-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.Have sex in the Barr Smith Library (330.99 is a good section)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 year.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). 48
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  • 52. Signatures Get your friends to sign here….and it has to be funny…..and if they’re not your friend, don’t let them write anything, you’ll regret it in 20 years….Mechanical Engineering were slow getting backto us, in fact we thought they had missed thedeadline. So as a safety precaution we wrote a Some overused words Disclaimer:page write up for them which basically included in this Magazine:the following - Although many people have AUES – 136137 been slagged in this Fuck – 13 magazine, we obviously don’tTraditionally, the mech eng department shits all Tom/Thomas – 34over all the other schools. 2007 was no mean it, don’t take it to heart, Xan – 20 the AUES are a fun lovingexception. Fuck mech eng is awesome. With theexception of Gareth Bridges, everyone who does Hysteresis – 64 group. Controversy andmech is cooler than civil, electrical or those other Beer – 25 blokely humour makes for afaggy schools that don’t deserve a mention. No Candle – 2 better magazine, so suck it upother school builds fucking race cars and Pubcrawl – 35 and have a laugh at yourself –motorbikes and aeroplanes and shit. That’s why Awesome – 6mech eng shits all over everyone else. Great big it’s good for you. Engineering – 138Cleveland steamer, right on the chest of Civil.
  • 53. ?????????????????? Who is this Guy???????????????????If you are wondering why we have includedsome security camera photos of a random guyin the CATS next to our vending machines, thereason is simple. In mid 2006 there was monthsof someone stealing RedBull cans from ourvending machine (and no I’m not going to tellyou how….cos you’ll do it too) and we finallycaught the guy in the act. He arrogantly laughedit off and carelessly said “what are you going todo?”. Well, we accessed the security cameraphotos and went to security to notify them ofwhat had happened. Security basicallyshrugged their shoulders and told us to leave(probably so they could eat more donuts andcontinue getting paid). Bastards! So weresolved to our own version of penalty…. PHOTO OF SHAMESo if you know this guy please let him knowthat if the AUES had an award for dickhead ofthe year we’d kindly give it to him. DICKHEAD OF THE YEAR