AUES Hysteresis 2011i
AUES Hysteresis 2011i
AUES Hysteresis 2011                   The Adelaide University Engineering Society                              would like...
AUES Hysteresis 2011ContentsOrigins of the AUES..............................................................................
AUES Hysteresis 2011Origins of the AUESThe origins of the AUES can be traced back to the early Neanderthal days. Unfortuna...
AUES Hysteresis 2011The issue was finally settled by everyone getting hammered and throwing ‘empties’ at the Germans.But u...
AUES Hysteresis 2011Highlights of the AUES in 2011                                    O’week: Selling about 1000 shirts in...
AUES Hysteresis 20114 BBQ’s: Running four BBQ’s non-stop. ICE CREAM VAN with free soft serves or hot donuts.        This M...
AUES Hysteresis 2011NEW SPEAKERS: To make sure that theentire uni know that the AUES is having alittle shin-dig on the law...
AUES Hysteresis 2011Facebook status updates: Never let the person who controls the cash control the FB page.      6
AUES Hysteresis 2011 AUES Committee 2011                                   EXECTUTIVE COMMITTEE       President       Vice...
AUES Hysteresis 2011From the editor…                             As secretary for the AUES this year, my responsibilities ...
AUES Hysteresis 2011SponsorsChris Tan Consulting                                    CoopersCr8 Merchandise                ...
AUES Hysteresis 2011President’s Report2011 for the AUES has been epic. This year has been the biggest inthe history of the...
AUES Hysteresis 2011has been the recipient of 100’s of emails with questions, especially in the first few months. Tom,Brad...
AUES Hysteresis 2011Vice President’s Report2011 was the year I finally took some responsibility in this familyI‘ve been a ...
AUES Hysteresis 2011Treasurer’s Report60 kegs, 48 punch bowls, more than 1000 cans of soft drink,around 100kg of salad, ov...
AUES Hysteresis 2011Equity Officers ReportThe 2011 year has been the biggest year for the AUESin history. We have had more...
AUES Hysteresis 2011O WeekEvery year this fun and virile week seems to pass bymore and more quickly. This may be to the ma...
AUES Hysteresis 2011                                                    But let’s not forget what O week is all about, the...
AUES Hysteresis 2011..and the subsequent O Partayin’ (I can use it as verb because I’m the literary genus of our time)    ...
AUES Hysteresis 2011BBQ’sDid somebody say BBQ on the lawns?There’s no doubt that the single handedly most awesomestudent r...
AUES Hysteresis 2011                                             In 2011 the AUES BBQ is bigger and better, our BBQs      ...
AUES Hysteresis 2011Pub Crawl                                                                        I’m often stopped on ...
AUES Hysteresis 2011this, we’ll already be planning 2012’s pub crawl.It all starts around October with the brainstorming o...
AUES Hysteresis 2011buying other sizes out of sheer desperation rather than waiting for the remainder of the order to besh...
AUES Hysteresis 2011police officer). The next few hours were, as I mentioned, pretty hazy. There was drinking, andpeople a...
AUES Hysteresis 2011Quiz NightAs any first year engineering student, I had been to many an AUES event throughout 2011. Qui...
AUES Hysteresis 2011                                         Henry’s beloved table 22The bribery had started early, our ta...
AUES Hysteresis 2011Careers NightFrankie Sinatra once said that ‘Luck is only important in so far as getting the chance to...
AUES Hysteresis 2011Cocktail Night (P)ReviewAs the Cocktail Night falls outside thetimeline of Hysteresis in 2011, we have...
AUES Hysteresis 2011Vox Pops   1. What is the most inappropriate encounter you have ever had with a lecturer/tutor?   2. B...
AUES Hysteresis 2011                                   Paul Bryson (B.E. Mining)                                      1. R...
AUES Hysteresis 2011                                      Stephanie Tyszta (B.E. Chemical)                                ...
AUES Hysteresis 2011                                     Richie Frimpong (B.E. Civil)                                     ...
AUES Hysteresis 2011Executive Dean’s Report                            It is with great pleasure that I am able to write t...
AUES Hysteresis 2011Australian School of PetroleumThe past year has been another successful one for staff and students at ...
AUES Hysteresis 2011In mid-August Dr Simon Holford was awarded the Walter Howchin Medal, presented at the annualdinner of ...
AUES Hysteresis 2011In late May the Petroleum Geoscience students and staff headed to Alice Springs for the annualAmadeus ...
AUES Hysteresis 2011Kansas, Yildiray Cinar from UNSW, Jonathan Turner from the BG Group in the UK, Rui Soares who isan ex-...
AUES Hysteresis 2011government (BP, Woodside, Beach Energy, Santos and PIRSA) over four days in near-perfectgeological, sc...
AUES Hysteresis 2011School of Chemical Engineering                    As the second year of my tenure as Head of School co...
AUES Hysteresis 2011Once again, the School is proud to acknowledge the sponsorship of two further undergraduatescholarship...
AUES Hysteresis 2011                          This year has seen a continuing strengthening of the School’s research      ...
AUES Hysteresis 2011improve the research performance in chemical engineering, the School has also recently appointedA/Prof...
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  1. 1. AUES Hysteresis 2011i
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  3. 3. AUES Hysteresis 2011 The Adelaide University Engineering Society would like to present HysteresisHys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 student society on campus. Published by the Adelaide University Engineering Society Edited by Lara Rocke Published October 2011 i
  4. 4. AUES Hysteresis 2011ContentsOrigins of the AUES...............................................................................................................................1Highlights of the AUES in 2011..............................................................................................................3AUES Committee 2011..........................................................................................................................7From The Editor....................................................................................................................................8Sponsors................................................................................................................................................9Executive Committee Reports President’s Report...................................................................................................................10 Vice President’s Report...........................................................................................................12 Treasurer’s Report..................................................................................................................13 IT Officer’s Report...................................................................................................................13 Equity Officers Report.............................................................................................................14AUES Events O Week....................................................................................................................................15 O Party....................................................................................................................................17 BBQ’s.......................................................................................................................................18 Pub Crawl................................................................................................................................20 Quiz Night................................................................................................................................24 Careers Night...........................................................................................................................26 Cocktail Night..........................................................................................................................27Vox Pops..............................................................................................................................................28Faculty Reports Executive Dean’s Report.........................................................................................................32 Australian School of Petroleum...............................................................................................33 School of Chemical Engineering..............................................................................................38 School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering..........................................................42 Electrical and Electronic Engineering......................................................................................46 School of Mechanical Engineering..........................................................................................48Student Society Reports AIAA.........................................................................................................................................53 AUCE........................................................................................................................................57 CHEMS.....................................................................................................................................58 EESSAU....................................................................................................................................62 Robogals..................................................................................................................................63 SPE...........................................................................................................................................64Reports from Associated Organisations Engineers Australia..................................................................................................................66 Engineers Without Borders.....................................................................................................67 University of Adelaide Club.....................................................................................................68AUES in Numbers................................................................................................................................70Staff Profile – Dr. David Walker...........................................................................................................74Blast from the Past - Frank Spartalis...................................................................................................76History-sis............................................................................................................................................792011: The year in review.....................................................................................................................81Photo Gallery......................................................................................................................................84AUES Committee 2012........................................................................................................................94 ii
  5. 5. AUES Hysteresis 2011Origins of the AUESThe origins of the AUES can be traced back to the early Neanderthal days. Unfortunately, cavemenEngies were severely limited in what they could design by several factors - for example the wheelwas square, electricity was something to be avoided, and finally (and most importantly) no-oneknew how to brew a good beer.But as man evolved so too did the Engie Societies - until the advent of the Romans and the Greeksand their love of sharp pointy metal things and sticking them in people. Although the introductionof wine boosted Engie’s abilities, there was still a certain spark of integrity and stability lacking;beer. This lack of beer sadly resulted in the fall of the Roman Empire, as the beer drinking Gaul andGermanic tribes, aided by their superior beer drinking engineers decided to ‘shut the neighbours up’once and for all by having a REALLY big barbeque.Around this period Engie Societies began to appear in what was to become known as Asia throughevidence found in the great Engie scrolls. Apparently a wall-building event organised by the localEngie committee got a little out of control after a few too many Tsingtaos. This epic strugglecontinued for many years with the wall getting longer and longer (which pays testament to thestubbornness of Engies) until our ancient brethren, the “Sciences”, discovered gunpowder, and theEngies came to realise it was much more fun to blow things up rather than to build them…as is stillevident in our modern pub crawls!It wasn’t until sometime in the middle ages that the holy fluid, beer, came into greater prominence.This gave rise to huge feats of engineering; giant pubs made out of stone and surrounded by moatsfull of keg dregs. The reasoning for this is written by the sage Beerscullo in his writings, which state“ye any invader toppled into thy moat would consume too much libations (beer) and henceforth berendered unable to continue fighting, standing, or talking…”. The first pub crawls also began to beorganised in this period, and owing to the growing popularity of beer, were extremely large. Thesepub crawls became known as the Crusades, and tended to go long distances looking to quench theirthirsts. Things remained much the same until another major source of knowledge was discovered -spirits. The advent of spirits gave rise to a giant increase in learning, which became known asthe Renaissance period. Modern wonders such as the alcohol powered car and locomotive wereinvented, and, with the lack of breath testers, filling up the jalopy took on a whole new meaning.Fortunately, a bright young engineer pointed out that precious alcohol was being wasted onmachines that couldn’t really enjoy the taste or other effects, and so petroleum was used to powervehicles instead.The end of this period saw, in the little known colony of Australia, an initial rising of the AUES,which was temporarily stunted due to the first appearance of the great evil - Prohibition. Thisdastardly law was made by the evils known as ‘law and order’, to prevent the rise of the GreatSociety. Fortunately the population rose up in favour of the ‘good drop’ and threw down the greatevil.As the Society grew in power and influence, senior members of the AUES decided it was time toelect a president, via secret ballot. Unfortunately an ongoing argument between the Germans andthe rest of the world about who brewed the best beer got out of hand and the Great War broke out,so theAUES election was postponed in favour of a barbeque – which seemed a more appropriateway to settle the argument. 1
  6. 6. AUES Hysteresis 2011The issue was finally settled by everyone getting hammered and throwing ‘empties’ at the Germans.But unfortunately the issue was to come up again several years later, when a little German brewerwith his trademark moustache convinced some of his mates of the power of the dark side of beer -began World War II. Once again, the AUES came up with the excellent idea of resolving the conflict -another barbeque!During the barbeque, one of the more enlightened members of the AUES bellowed “Hitler’s aD**KHEAD!” and everybody cheered! Such a bold display did not go unnoticed by the world leadersthat were present, who, in turn used this cry to inspire allied troops to victory. It was also decidedthat such arguments should never happen again, so the political arm of the AUES, along with theenlightened boisterous chap as leader, became the United Nations, but only after the firstchoice “United Breweries” was abandoned. In more recent times the AUES has continued to growin power and influence. While we still undertake historical recreations of some our most prominentpast events, such as the pub crawl (a recreation of the great wall building event is just a little toodaunting), the AUES now prefers to keep a lower profile. But we continue to work behind thescenes, and few important decisions are made without first consulting the AUES. It is widelyaccepted that if peace comes to the Middle East, it will be due, in no small part, to the tirelessworkings of the AUES and its members. And so it can be seen that from its humble beginningsmillennia ago, when the society for engineers was a mere twinkle in the eye of our strange, yetprophetic, forefathers, the AUES has developed into a mighty organisation. While some maydescribe its operations as bizarre or even crazy, society in general has come to see the AUES as asymbol of all that life should be, as a beacon of hope guiding them away from the rocky shoals oftheir past to a brighter, more interesting future… Anonymous 2
  7. 7. AUES Hysteresis 2011Highlights of the AUES in 2011 O’week: Selling about 1000 shirts in a week. A few sneaky beers and the creation of the O’Week leaders board. O’Party: Bigger and better than ever before. 300 excitable first-ish years packed into Mansions. It was like after formal party all over again. 3 hours sleep and it was time to set up for day 3 of O’week. 3
  8. 8. AUES Hysteresis 20114 BBQ’s: Running four BBQ’s non-stop. ICE CREAM VAN with free soft serves or hot donuts. This Moment: Will go down in history. Crowd surfing on a sea of red – good fun. 4
  9. 9. AUES Hysteresis 2011NEW SPEAKERS: To make sure that theentire uni know that the AUES is having alittle shin-dig on the lawns.Tug of War: AUES 1: Meds 0, Australian Army 1: Everyone else 0 5
  10. 10. AUES Hysteresis 2011Facebook status updates: Never let the person who controls the cash control the FB page. 6
  11. 11. AUES Hysteresis 2011 AUES Committee 2011 EXECTUTIVE COMMITTEE President Vice – President Treasurer Secretary Equity Officer Henry Harch Michael Lee Nick Davis Lara Rocke James Hardy GENERAL COMMITTEESponsorship Director IT Officer Publicity Officers Kris Noicos James Schulte Nick Baum and James Furler Dylan Del CampoPeta Johannsen Stefanie Tiggemann Nicholas Adriaanse Kailash Thiyagarajah Chris Quek 7
  12. 12. AUES Hysteresis 2011From the editor… As secretary for the AUES this year, my responsibilities were.. writing minutes. Feeling as though I had not left enough of a stamp on the AUES in 2011, I volunteered to edit Hysteresis. Hysteresis is a publication first started in the 1940’s of this club, and a tradition we endeavour to uphold every year. Any committee member will tell you that this year has been the biggest yet for the AUES, and it’s something we say each and every year. This is due to the support of our members who attend our events, buy our pub crawl t-shirts, drink our beer, wait in line at BBQ’s. To all the punters, thank you for your support and we hope we can keep organising events that you want to go to. Some thanks are due, and to start I’d like to thank the Dean of the faculty of the ECMS, Professor Dowd. To the Heads of Schools for taking the time to write an article for us and to both the Dean and Heads of Schools that sponsored us to print as many copies as possible.To all the committee members, you’ve been a pleasure (and sometimes a pain) to work with andI’m taking this opportunity to say thank you for all the hard work, and the fun times we’ve hadtogether as result of the time and effort put in. Pres Henry, although I may have groaned once ortwice when my phone came up with “1 new message: Henry Harch”, you have been an amazingpresident and the AUES will miss you. Lastly, to Kris, the Queen of the AUES: we can’t tell youenough how much we love you and appreciate what you’ve done for the AUES. This is her last yearas an “official” committee member but I am hoping she will continue to kick it with us behind thescenes.After far too many hours spent at a computer screen editing this magazine, and the many outburstsof frustration and cursing at Microsoft Word and the mysteries of it that I still don’t comprehend, Iwould like to present Hysteresis 2011. Enjoy. Lara Rocke 8
  13. 13. AUES Hysteresis 2011SponsorsChris Tan Consulting CoopersCr8 Merchandise Teach For Australia 9
  14. 14. AUES Hysteresis 2011President’s Report2011 for the AUES has been epic. This year has been the biggest inthe history of the AUES. This gets said every year but to think wesold an EXTRA 1000 pub crawls shirts than last year gives anindication of how big that event has become and how quickly it isgrowing. 4000 shirts and a city wide pub crawl next year sendsshivers down the spine. I think now is a pretty good time andplace to take the entire responsibility for this year’s success (andpass the failures off to the equity officer) but to be honest I havereceived some amazing support from a range of people.This year I’ve learnt many things about myself, the AUES, theuniversity and life in general. I’ve learnt that I like to have controland know what’s going on and how it’s happening. This hasprevented a few disasters but also probably made a few peoplethink I thought they were stupid or didn’t trust them. Usually itwas just the latter. I have also found that people love the AUESand that we can really provide a difference at uni. Unfortunately Ihave also begun to get an idea of the direction that the universityis heading with respect to any social goings on at the uni and notjust the AUES’s events.This year we pretty much just made the events bigger. We didn’t want to change a winningformula and the result of this was a sold out Pub Crawl, packed careers night, a quiz night that sold210 tickets in three hours and BBQ’s with more people, food and drink. I think over the past twoyears as things have started to get really big we’ve just tried to make things easier to run. From anoutsiders view it all looks pretty simple but behind the scenes it’s controlled chaos and there isheaps of little jobs that are all as important as the big ones. For example, you might say thatordering the kegs is the most important part of the BBQ but if we don’t have any cups (or tongs,plates, tables, gas) we’d be up the Torrens without a paddle. I have also personally tried to bringsomething different to each BBQ. We’ve had soft serves, donuts and a tug of war team from theAustralian Army, just to keep you on your toes.2011 has shown me that the AUES can still continue to get bigger and better. Unfortunately I’malert but not alarmed that Big Brother is watching and waiting to pounce on anything fun. But asEngineers we’re used to solving the problems of the world and I can’t see anything slowing thesuccess of this mighty society.As I sign off I have to say that I’m proud to have held this position in 2011. It would almost be themost highly esteemed position a student can hold at the University of Adelaide and after goingfrom member to committee member and back to just member, I can see why it is, and hope that itremains so.This year’s success is mostly due to a committee of 15 members that have worked day and night tokeep the club running. All of them have put up with me, and most whinged over the “single BBQchicken incident”. They have been fantastic and 2012 is secured in good hands, especially withMichael Lee as Pres as he did an amazing job as VP this year. Special thanks goes to Girl Kris who 10
  15. 15. AUES Hysteresis 2011has been the recipient of 100’s of emails with questions, especially in the first few months. Tom,Brad and Anthony from the Uni Club have been amazing and consistently support our events invarious ways. Jackie and the girls in the ECMS office, Chris from Red Bull, Leanne from AUU andeven the Meds have helped me out plenty of times this year. Finally a big thanks to my girlfriendwho has got used to me getting up at 1AM to write a list and has put up with more event andmeeting debriefings than any committee member.THE LAST BIG THANK YOU, goes to our members, you’re the ones that have invited your friends topub crawl and allowed us to do what we do. To the volunteers at BBQ’s, you are the life of thesociety and you’re sexy and amazing. (“too long speech” music begins to start to play....) Henry HarchA review of the President’s infamous facial expressions during his time with the AUES 11
  16. 16. AUES Hysteresis 2011Vice President’s Report2011 was the year I finally took some responsibility in this familyI‘ve been a part of since my first year in 2008. And what arewarding responsibility it has been. I wouldn’t have thought it butrealistically, VP is the best job in the AUES. Just think all the funand all the power but no responsibility. Sure, you organise a party,a careers night and have a cocktail night on the way but whodoesn’t like organising epic drinking sessions and gaining manyopportunities for vacation work. To quote Charlie Sheen, that’s ‘Bi-winning’ in my book.But seriously it’s been great. AUES wise, O’Party was a tremendoussuccess. Careers night, even more so. With Cocktail Night comingup, it’s only going to get better. The club has never been in a better financial state, sponsorship isstrong with Nando’s and Coopers and even the ECMS aren’t totally annoyed at us, even though Imay have got carried away with some postering and annoyed his highness, the Lord P.Diddy.Most importantly though is the popularity of the AUES to the wider community. Venues areflocking to the pub-crawl like seagulls to chips and careers night was so popular, that industry hadto be declined left, right and centre as numbers filled up in record time. A first time this has everhappened. Nando’s are throwing chickens at us like there’s a coming a famine and Cooper’s want todeck us out in the latest gear. Undisputedly we have never been in a better position. Now time forthat QANTAS sponsorship and a club jet (I’m looking at you 2012 Sponsorship officer – Stef?).On a personal note, I have thoroughly enjoyed my time as Vice President. It’s been a massivelearning curve, one which will hold me in good stead for whatever the future holds. If you everwanted to learn some decent time management skills, VP is the job. If you don’t sink, you’vesucceeded in that goal. Communication has been a less than fabulous in previous years and, as suchhas been a high priority for me this year. Thankfully under the leadership of El Presidente HenryHarch and his thorough use of group messaging and the set up online communication tools such asgoogle documents, communication has never been better. Definitely a standard I would like to seemaintained in 2012.I would like to finish by thanking a few people. Firstly, I’d like to thank Kris Noicos. Seriously, whatyou’ve done for the AUES over the last few years in terms of simplifying and defining retrospectiveroles has been such a benefit and makes every task look less daunting. That’s not to take anythingaway from your endless contributions that would take too long to list and just the great companyand amazing source of advice you always provide. Secondly, I would like to give a special mentionto Henry Harch for his leadership and guidance this year. Cheers to you mate. A special mentionmust also be given to ECMS Events and Liaison Officer, Johanna Kohler. Thank you so much for yourhelp and support in organising the careers night this year. It could not have reached the heights ofthis year without your help. To the rest of the committee, past presidents, members and hangerson, I hope I have served you well in my role as Vice President and that you have thoroughly enjoyedthe year alongside me. For those of you not returning in 2012, best of luck. To the new andreturning committee, get ready. I’m in charge next year. And finally, to Lara Rocke, you are going tolove VP. All the best. Michael Lee 12
  17. 17. AUES Hysteresis 2011Treasurer’s Report60 kegs, 48 punch bowls, more than 1000 cans of soft drink,around 100kg of salad, over half a ton of sausages, god knowshow much onion and some napkins. Throw in an ice creamtruck and some hot donuts both free and you get 4 wickedBBQ’s. Some might think that were selling weapons to Libyanstrong man Gaddafi or drugs at Skullduggery but through ourmassive pub crawl selling 3000 shirts allowed theawesomeness of AUES events to continue to grow. With$30000 being spent annually on BBQ’s, the pub crawl isessential for running the AUES. With around $60000 incomeand 3 other big events throughout the year we have someroom to move within our budget. Getting new speakers thisyear has improved the quality of sound at our events.The planning for next year’s pub crawl is already underway and the future of the AUES looks verybright (pending any law suits). We will continue buying assets like the speakers that are long termpurchases. The vending machines have finally been moved in to the new Innova building. The AUESis in a very strong financial position. Nick DavisIT Officer’s Report2011 was an eventful year for the AUES with the IT departmentleading the charge to redesign the website (aues.org.au) and getan official AUES iPhone App. Beginning in January the IT officerbegan to attack the task with the youthful naivety of fresh-faced, young, arts first year, as you may have guessed things didnot progress well.After many months of continuous reminders and borderlinepsychotic rants from the Pres and a number of other committeemembers a small amount of work was done, and the iPhone apphad seen little progress. Still we stuck with it and decided tohave past Engie and ex-pres Chris Schwartz come in and helpout. Finally the website started to see some progress with newfeatures like online signups and a redesigned look.Now the iPhone app was slated for release somewhere before pub crawl and well that didn’thappen, in fact we still haven’t released it. With some luck and a new IT officer you should be ableto feast you eyes on the glorious AUES iphone app by pubcrawl next year.tl;dr AUES got a new website and iPhone app coming soon James Schults 13
  18. 18. AUES Hysteresis 2011Equity Officers ReportThe 2011 year has been the biggest year for the AUESin history. We have had more members than everbefore, and over 3000 people attending our annualpub crawl. As equity officer in 2011, the increasingmagnitude of our events had me on edge at thebeginning of the year with the fear that having a morediverse and larger group of members could lead toissues occurring that would require my help to resolvethem. As it turns out I had nothing to worry about,with the AUES having zero complaints receivedthroughout the year to date. For this reason I wouldlike to thank you all for making my job so much easierthrough such a big year for the AUES.It has been known for many years that engineeringevents do not usually have a great ratio when it comes to guys and girls. With this being said, I thinkthat this year would have to be one of the best years yet with a good male female ratio beingachieved at all of our events throughout the year. This may have been due to the creation of maleand female tickets for events such as o-party, or just the irresistible charm of those selling thetickets to lure in the ladies, who knows. All that I can say for certain is that the AUES has come along way in ensuring all minorities are encouraged to attend out events throughout the past fewyears and I’m sure this trend will continue to occur well into the future.I would like to finish by introducing you all to our new equity officer for 2012 Natasha Rayan, I hopethat you can all make the 2012 year as incident free and enjoyable for her as the 2011 year hasbeen for me. James Hardy 14
  19. 19. AUES Hysteresis 2011O WeekEvery year this fun and virile week seems to pass bymore and more quickly. This may be to the massalcohol consumption or the fact that the Universitycut it down by a day, like the gangrenous limb it is.Either way we use our position on the lawns to ourfull advantage to kick off selling pub crawl shirts forpossibly the greatest night of your life, sellmembership to our state of the art BBQ’s and trickthe freshers into buying stuff they may never use, oreven need. Nick’s seat in the shadeThis is our third year in a row down on the lawns andit truly is paying dividends with selling more shirts and memberships than we ever had before. Ourtent sits down in the back corner where all the cool kids hang, I even get my own seat in the shadeso I didn’t get burnt. The AUES really does care. This year we had set up a sculling competition,“Top Beer” (run something like Top Gear’s Star In A Reasonably Priced Car) in order to establish TheGreatest Boat Racing Team The AUES Has Ever Seen and other stuff with things. There were alsofun and games on the lawns that we didn’t even have to organise, which was awesome! The AUESshowcased far too much nudity to really be acceptable during the daytime, some from ex-presidentTim Hickson, some from beer sculling champion and future committee member Shirtless Paul.Looking back on o-week this was probably one of the highlights (considering that the Popeyecruises have been removed, BRING THEM BACK! Please). Smart O’Weekers getting on the pub crawl shirts early in the game 15
  20. 20. AUES Hysteresis 2011 But let’s not forget what O week is all about, the freshers. These strange creatures are like moths in the way they are attracted to shiny things and fly into the light, only be finding it to be a bug zapper which brings them back to the reality that is life. Welcome to engineering suckers! You can recognise one by the way they hang out with their parents and still have that look of innocence on their face. This is where we come in, to remove the parents and this stark innocence from them in one foul swoop. We give them a fresher guide, O party ticket and pub crawl T shirt because this is where the real learning begins, not in a text book, lecture theatres or in your mother purse. A hopeful scullerThe University’s introductory lectures arequestionable in their content and won’twin you any friends, but our O’Party will. Obviously the most popular tent on the lawns The medical students also throw a party. It’s not very good so I don’t dare tarnish the name of the prestigious magazine by revealing its name here (if you’d like to find the name of this event, message this number 0419 317 446 and put the code word ‘I Love Panda’s’ and wait for a response). They had boat races in which we assembled our own team to enter. Unfortunately the medical students discovered our plan to acquire a highly qualified team of beer drinkers and became quite apprehensive. Knowing of our unbeatable team the medical team decided to Shiny demonstrating the Top Beer leader board continue their long tradition of cheating. Long and short we lost because the medical may (or may not have (totally did)) have cheated.This was a great start to the AUES year with many membership and shirts being sold, a great partybeing thrown and helping some fresher slide into their newly appointed university degrees. Nick Baum 16
  21. 21. AUES Hysteresis 2011..and the subsequent O Partayin’ (I can use it as verb because I’m the literary genus of our time) If you didn’t hear about O Party you obviously did not take advantage of O Week, or you took full advantage of O Week and can’t remember attending. The latter is acceptable. Full of fun (by fun I mean alcohol) and alcohol (by this I mean fun). The ratio was high this year with many ladies attending our event, contradicting the normal trend of engineering. There was love in the air, and it was so thick you couldn’t breathe. The free cocktails were perhaps a sign of things to come: strong enough to get you drunk but not overly pleasant in flavour.The good old president bought shots for theattendees if they were lucky enough to get thesocial flow on. He also decided it was a goodidea to put his drunken thoughts onto theFacebook site for everyone to critique, too badit was gibberish that was indecipherable.The next morning obviously had an effect onthe newly initiated president with him callingFurler (the other publicity officer) early in themorning to tell him that he and I were on setting up duty. We were also not feeling too well (a signof a good night) but did what we were told. I even took had a shower in the toilet block underunion hall, and am pleased to report it was quite pleasant. Maybe next time when you’re at the BBQ and you realise you stink of beer and punch and have managed to get tomato sauce in places you shouldn’t, you can indulge yourself in a quick shower before heading up to unibar (decreasing chances of being refused service by at least 30%). During my shower someone went and bought juice, this was a nice surprise. O’Party has only one way to go from here: headier with liberal amounts of love. Nick Baum 17
  22. 22. AUES Hysteresis 2011BBQ’sDid somebody say BBQ on the lawns?There’s no doubt that the single handedly most awesomestudent run event on campus are the AUES BBQ’s (besidesthe AUES pub crawl, AUES quiz night, AUES cocktail nightand AUES careers fair, which are also kickass.)If you are unfamiliar the AUES BBQ, then you obviously liveunder a rock because what the AUES BBQ is, is four FREEBBQs for members which give you all you can eat gourmetgoodness and as much cold, bubbly amber fluid as yourstomach can hold in. Our unlimited white coloured squarenapkins are also a big hit and make some people veryhappy.Yes the AUES literally throws not three but FOUR free foodand all you can drink BBQs for our all our members (member ship is only $5 per year by the way). Ifyou are thinking hang on a second, I can’t even buy a can of coke for $1.25 these days, what’s thecatch?The truth is, in good spirit to create a good atmosphere on campus the AUES makes a $8,000 losson each of our BBQs, no joke but we still do it anyway because we love you guys so much! (thatmuch!) The BBQs the hugest source of expenditure for the AUES is our way of saying thanks for thegood times. In order to pull this off, we have our awesome committee who work tirelessly throughout the year negotiating sponsorship opportunities with engineering companies, and a lot of the funding comes from t-shirt sales from the legendary AUES pub crawl (largest pub crawl on the southern hemisphere) which is held during march every year. You can tell that it’s an AUES BBQ from a mile away, the thumping music on the lawns and smell of 350kg of sausages being cooked is ahuge giveaway. On any regular day you would see several hundred uni students chilling on thelawns and enjoying good company and music. It’s very nice to be able to have an event to lookforward to and have a beer with your friends on a sunny day. Some lecturers even take the chanceto come hang out with students, which is nice thing.Occasionally a company will send a team to come and meet students too so it’s a good way to buildcontacts with potential future employers too. 18
  23. 23. AUES Hysteresis 2011 In 2011 the AUES BBQ is bigger and better, our BBQs continue to climb the awesomeness scale with more food, more salad, more goon, more napkins. We want more! At the last BBQ we officially had 2000 sausages and 17 kegs of beer which is on a scale never seen before on campus. In true engineer fashion, the AUES is always looking for ways to improve on efficiency & pleasure. Our new BBQ setup which involves switching the beer line right next to the music and has been proven to increase punter happiness by 220%. Engineers have also been known to take our music very seriously, our latest long term AUES investment which involves but a new pair of Big Ass JBL speakers is a breakthrough in campus BBQ sound quality. Our songlists are always updated for you boys and girls too!The quest for the holy grail of BBQ punchcontinues with various experimentalpunch and alcohol mixes and we thinkwe’ve got it right. Think we could make itbetter? Send us your suggestions!Other good memories from the year kegstacking, tug of war with soldiers from theAustralian Army, AUES vs. Med tug ofwar, fairy floss, ice cream truck, a chickensuit... pictures can be seen on our website& Facebook page.Perfect weather has always been the coolest thing about AUES BBQs. Did you know the AUES havehad fine weather on all our BBQs for 20 years in a row now? That’s partly due to our secret and notstolen weather machine which tells us when we should have our BBQs. There is no reason why youshouldn’t be at the next one!Please don’t forget to thank your friendly AUES committee for all the love and getting up at 7am onBBQ days for setting up the lawns for an awesome day, you guys are the only reason we ever get upin the morning!The AUES BBQ. #goodtimes. Chris Quek 19
  24. 24. AUES Hysteresis 2011Pub Crawl I’m often stopped on the street and asked “James, You’re an attractive male who is also the publicity officer for the best club in the world. How do you handle the pressure of making those fine posters, and talking to all those pubs about drink specials for pub crawl, all while keeping those 9 smoking-hot-super model girlfriends of yours satisfied?” It’s not unusual for children,fathers, and grand-mothers to ask me this, and I’m actually quite used to it by now. I’ll put my handon their shoulder, take off my sun-glasses, and uh… actually this is quite off topic. We’ll come backto that later.The annual pub crawl is easily the biggest event on our calendar, the most well known, and ourbiggest source of revenue, which we then of course throw into BBQs, cocktail nights, quiz nights,and nude, oiled Brazilian slave boys (a 10 year contract that Kris insisted on while in power). It alsorequires the most planning and effort from committee members. This is why by the time you read 20
  25. 25. AUES Hysteresis 2011this, we’ll already be planning 2012’s pub crawl.It all starts around October with the brainstorming of a theme. After the huge success of GrogFather, this theme had to be something that would live up as a proper successor. Something easilyrecognisable, appealing to the masses, and have a catchy, non-offensive name (that last part isparticularly hard). After much deliberation, we finally decided on PlasterChef, our artist was giventhe go to draft designs, and shirt suppliers were investigated. In early January, Kris, Hardy and myself started putting together the pubs. There was originally an ambitious 26 or so pubs on our hunting list, but this was eventually shortened to the list you’re all familiar with. Many people said Kris was mad to try that many, maybe a little delusional. Personally, I think it had something to do with her heavy drinking. She would often come to meetings late, smelling of scotch, and making outrageous claims along the lines of she invented the pencil.I remember one particularly bad meeting at the Cooper’s Alehouse where she assaulted abartender, and stole a Beef Mexicana Schnitzel by hiding it down her pants. Somehow, we managedto organise 19 pubs that Kris wasn’t banned from, 7 food venues, and Stef had worked hard toensure our first load of shirts were about to arrive. Things were looking good. Too good.Sales of shirts during O’Week were steady as expected.President Henry wanted nothing more than to sell out a2000 shirt pub crawl, and it was looking a realpossibility. As the weeks went by, we’d sell 3 days aweek outside Innova. As we started selling out of themore popular sizes, as to be expected, people started 21
  26. 26. AUES Hysteresis 2011buying other sizes out of sheer desperation rather than waiting for the remainder of the order to beshipped. This created a snowballing effect and soon we were completely sold out, with still a weekto go and many people asking for more. An emergency decision was voted on to order more, whichwe basically sold out of in one afternoon, bringing to total shirt count to just below 3000. Henry hadgot his birthday wish, and even after people still posted all over Facebook desperately seekingsecond hand shirts. That Friday afternoon, the 25th of March, an eerie silence fell over the city (Iassume), and when it was broken, it was broken by 3000 red shirted, AUES pub crawlers.Now the actual pub crawl is a bit hazy for me. I’m sure each and every one of you has your ownexperiences and memories of the night, but if you weren’t there, Sweet Jesus, Mary and Joseph,you missed out.One of the main highlights for me was the group photo. We put on our Facebook page to meet atthe HJ’s and Target intersection on Pultney Street, where our photographer would be in the carpark building looking down. Quite frankly, I expected Henry, and maybe two or three other peopleto be there. My first red flag that I may have underestimated our members came as I was walkingdown Rundle Street, hearing cars honking, and people screaming. Turns out a few hundred peoplehad come for the photo, and were all running onto the road when the crossing lights went green.When it was back red they would all run back onto the curb, and maybe a lucky car or two wouldmake it through before the crossing was green again. The road was effectively blocked up, by ourpub crawlers. I don’t know about you, but when the event you organised more or less shuts down amain road, I feel a hint of satisfaction. Anyway, pretty soon I saw a police car and split for Mansions(I didn’t want to be tear gassed, things escalated pretty fast, and I’m pretty sure I saw Hardy kill a 22
  27. 27. AUES Hysteresis 2011police officer). The next few hours were, as I mentioned, pretty hazy. There was drinking, andpeople asking what my blue shirt meant (It meant I was on the committee, Bitches). I hope youhave your own fond memories of the pub crawl, because they’re probably better then my attemptsto put joy that pub crawl is into words.Plasterchef was a massive success that completely exceeded our expectations in every way. Nodoubt there were a few kinks that need to be ironed out, like line lengths, an improved final venue,and getting the iPhone app James Schults has been promising us all year finally up. With all theextra shirt sales we were able to provide free ice cream, hot donuts, and whipped cream at ourBBQs.We’re all pretty excited to start planning 2012 pub crawl, but there will be one thing missing, andthat’s our beloved Kris. Sure, she get’s violent and tells people question marks are the tool of theDevil, but the fact of the matter is she’s single handedly made the pub crawl the massivelysuccessful event it is today. Although she won’t be working behind the scenes, she’ll no doubt beon the streets come one fine Friday evening in March, 2012, and I personally ask each and everyone of you buy her a drink. I also recommend you hide your purses or phones, she has stickyfingers. James Furler 23
  28. 28. AUES Hysteresis 2011Quiz NightAs any first year engineering student, I had been to many an AUES event throughout 2011. QuizNight though, this year held at Heaven was my first event as an AUES committee member.Automatically I was given entry to an event that had sold out in the blink of an eye; the best quiznight on the Adelaide University calendar, as Id been told (cant expect any less from the AUES,right?).22 tables and 10 on each table, the excitedquiz night goers eagerly rushed to the bar,hoping to grab as many jugs as they couldbefore Pres Henry, this year’s MC kicked offthe quiz night. Beginning with the cheatersfavourite, “iPhone Round”, participants wereallowed to use their smart phones for thisportion of the night only, asking questions thatonly the best googlers could answer. Manyignored the rule of “no smart phones” for therest of the evening, and shortly the dress ofwas being passed from table to table,accompanied by a loud impassioned chant of“DRESS OF SHAME! DRESS OF SHAME!” Ronnie Ling modelling the Dress Of Shame First round was over, and it was about this time I was asked to help marking (which I would later come to regret). Before we had even the slightest chance to work out which sheet was from which table, the next round was over and more papers started flying in from every direction. It seemed that Henry had gotten a bit excited, as the rounds only seemed to pick up in pace until a few students, now well on their way, came up to whinge and whine about the pace. Getting through the first three rounds in less than twenty minutes, the overly fast pace was finally realised by Henry and the rounds started to slow. Henry then turned his attention to table 22, and they remained the butt of all his jokes for the remainder of the evening. Pyramids for the scavenger hunt 24
  29. 29. AUES Hysteresis 2011 Henry’s beloved table 22The bribery had started early, our table soon overflowing with bribes from various tables.Unfortunately for some tables, all the bribes in the world couldnt help them come back from theirpitiful start. Little to my surprise marking was becoming increasingly difficult after far too manybeers and equally as many ciders, making the marking system a little foggy.The bar was now calling lastdrinks, the rounds drawingto an end and the quiz goersnow particularly rowdy.Students eagerly uploadingtheir scavenger hunt photosto the event facebook page,while the drunken peoplepyramids were not reallyimpressing the Heaven staff.It was a close ending, withtable 18 taking the cake,followed closely by table 17and 22, whilst table 13 tookout the wooden spoon. The winning table with ex-pres Tim HicksonThe night was far from over, with the congregation moving downstairs for the after party. Armedwith free drink cards, kindly given out by the AUES, the rowdy group partied on well into the night.Unfortunately for me, in true AUES style I partied a little too hard, blacking out after a number ofshots I never knew existed. From what Ive been told although, the after party went far into thenight. Beth McIntyre 25
  30. 30. AUES Hysteresis 2011Careers NightFrankie Sinatra once said that ‘Luck is only important in so far as getting the chance to sell yourselfat the right moment. After that, you’ve got to have talent and know how to use it’. This got the verysophisticated, intelligent and well read individuals at the AUES thinking. The GFC crisis since 2007has left many an engineer struggling to find employment and the humanitarians that we are at theAUES, wanted to find a cure. We soon quickly realised though that talent was dependent on theindividual, something that would not be easily fixed. However, following a ‘EUREKA’ moment wehere at the AUES thought we could channel the luck of the Irish and increase the employmentprospects for our members. From this the annual careers night was born. The rest they say ishistory.In 2011, the AUES Careers Night was held on the 11th of May in Term 2. This was moved from thetraditional Term 3 slot in order to be more appealing to companies. Additionally, the focus of thenight was changed vacation work thereby providing a unique opportunity for our members.Following on from last year’s tremendous success, 2011 was just as much an equal, if notsurpassing last year. Held in the surprisingly warm annex of the Innova 21 building and surroundinglecture theatres on a cold rainy autumn night, 300 students braved the cold and attended over thecourse of this night to speak to a self imposed limit of 25 companies. So popular was this year’scareers night that positions booked out within 2 weeks, with companies still expressing interest toparticipate 2 months later. It is astounding how much this event has grown in just one year!As was the case last year, the night was split into 2 sections; presentations and networking. Thisyear presentation were split into 4 categories; Civil, Mechanical, Electrical and Mining in order totry and provide students with discipline specific information. In the networking room, all attendeeswere free to mingle with industry over drinks and finger food and develop new contacts/networks.As a side note, BHP deserves a special mention for their cupcakes. It was also very pleasing thatunlike 2010 presentations continued once the networking room opened and despite this were stillstrongly attended. Many thanks to the returning companies in attendance, as well as some newfaces. Additionally, the AUES would like to thank representatives who flew in from interstate andthe many ‘higher ups’ that took an interest and the time to personally meet students.On the industry side, companies have responded very favourably, with many companies eager toreturn next year. We are also very happy to share with you that many students have acquired orhave been contacted by industry for vacation work.To summarise, the 2011 Careers Night was an overwhelming success, far exceeding expectationswhilst providing a very value resource to our members. As always please let us know how we canimprove these events. A private message on the facebook or an email to aues@clubs.org.au is agood place to start.Finally, many thanks to Henry Harch and the rest of the committee in helping me organise and runthis superb event. Special mentions and gratitude must go towards ECMS Faculty Officer, JohannaKohler and the ECMS Events and Liaison Officer. Johanna, thank you so much for your guidance,advice and help in running this event. A special mention must also go to resident ranga, Nick Baum.Nick, your security credentials are amazing. See you all next year. Michael Lee 26
  31. 31. AUES Hysteresis 2011Cocktail Night (P)ReviewAs the Cocktail Night falls outside thetimeline of Hysteresis in 2011, we have anopportunity to look back at 2010’s amazingevent. It was a little damp for the red carpetshowing, which unfortunately got bumpedfrom the live Channel Seven screening for anepisode of Better Homes and Gardens. Apity as this event was an absolute stunner,with crowds of beautifully dressed womenon show, accompanied by very flash lookingmen, dispelling any stereotypes ofengineers, without a pair of jeans or sneakers in sight.Cocktail night is the AUES’ excuse for dressing up classy and getting substantially unclassy as thenight goes on. This year we had 2 DJ’s with some banging tunes that had the d-floor cranking, if youweren’t on the dance floor then you were probably in line for a drink. With some long serving friends of the AUES behind the bar, Tom Vincent (more widely recognised as THAT “friendly” statics tutor), Lloyd Moffat, Henry, Jimmy, Kris and a few others , “let’s not run out of booze this time” was the aim. Armed with plenty of alcohol and some different methods of distribution this was mostly achieved. Safe to say that without their quick service and drink skills the night would definitely not have run so smoothly. Although, I’m still not sure why my last few ‘frozen’ daiquiris were liquid. A big thank you to Kristina Noicos for her work with creating all of the delicious cocktail recipes, and for holding ameeting in which committee members taste tested each and every recipe for quality assurance.The sponsorship from GPA engineering was very welcome, giving the event a bit more of aprofessional feel and adding networking to fun just introduced a little bit extra to one of the classiernights on the AUES calendar.In 2011 cocktail night is again going to be a wonderfulevent. With another change in venue, this year wewill be at the Masonic Grand Hall, which means wecan have more wonderful engineers along. Thetheme for the night has yet to be set at the time ofwriting but my personal favourite is the possibility ofa ‘Chocolate Burlesque Cowboy Theme Set At A FratParty’. If you haven’t bought your ticket yet, go to theChemical, Mechanical or Civil school offices and do it,coz let’s face it, you bought that suit, now we’re giving you the perfect excuse to wear it. Nicholas ‘Shiny’ Adriaanse 27
  32. 32. AUES Hysteresis 2011Vox Pops 1. What is the most inappropriate encounter you have ever had with a lecturer/tutor? 2. Best engineering pick-up line? 3. You’re stuck on a desert island with Gareth Bridges, Colin Kestell, and the cast of the hit musical ‘Cats’. What one item do you take with you and why? 4. What is longest time you’ve spent in CATS? 5. Tell us an interesting, non-course-related fact that you have learnt from a lecturer or tutor? 6. Worst exam moment? Paul Kemp (B.E. Mechanical) 1. Wearing a Mario outfit to Brownies material lecture. Surprisingly, he loved it. 2. Since when do engineers pick up? 3. Cat food. I guess Colin and I starve then? 4. 20 hours in second year. I then found I could legally download all programs used at the uni from home. 5. THERES ALWAYS TIME FOR LUBRICANT! 6. Opening the dynamics exam in first year and thinking, I will never complete this degree. Penny Nugent (B.E. Civil) 1. The time I got drunk as a first year on AUES pub crawl and told my statics tutor I thought he was hot. Made for an awkward semester... 2. “Im a girl. In engineering"...then they usually faint in surprise and I take them to my suspicious van. 3. Bear Grylls. Hell know what to do. Or can call his rescue team. 4. 3-4 hrs. Although I heard this exponentially increases by 3rd/4th year... not excited. 5. That the tutors get together and laugh about the kids who ask stupid questions...been too scared to ask ever since. 6. When I choked on a red snake and had to go outside to cough for 10 minutes... 28
  33. 33. AUES Hysteresis 2011 Paul Bryson (B.E. Mining) 1. Respected lecturer (lecher-er?) in a first year first semester engineering topic stopped five minutes into his opening monologue about university in general to mention “A lot of students seem to think that relationships with lecturers are against university policy, but whilst they are looked down upon they do happen” – I am not making this up. 2. I have a rigid member in my pants and I forget the rest but my names Paul. 3. A rolling wheel to keep Gareth Bridges occupied for weeks at a time, a forged letter from Cambridge telling Colin he can come back and have the Deans job so I can watch him have mental breakdown about not being able to get back to Cambridge. 4. Pulled a 15 hours cats stretch a couple of weeks ago 5. Apparently Im a man whore. 6. Dont have a worst, but best - Knowing I had enough marks accumulated by the halfway point to ditch and then go to the Pub, like a boss.Liam Wittert (B.E. Aerospace) 1. A phone went off in a lecture with a hilarious ring tone, and everyone laughed. The lecturer didn’t hear the phone and thought we were laughing at her accent. It was a group encounter. Inappropriate no, hilariously awkward yes! 2. Hey baby, lets make a stress-strain curve together. 3. A piano. 4. 18 hours. 5. I was first shown the Beached As video by Colin Kestel in a communications lecture. 6. Walking into an exam a realising I could only answer part of half of the questions. Chris O’Callaghan (B.E. Architectural) 1. Nothing too inappropriate, just heard them say filthy sleazebag comments about a chick. 2. I have never heard an engineering pickup-line because I’m pretty sure that’s an oxymoron. 3. My boat so I can leave, or one pound of cocaine to see if those guys can really party. 4. One all nighter. 5. Bananas replenish the serotonin in your system. 6. I really needed to fart in one and couldn’t do it because I couldn’t leave the room as I thought I was doing so badly. 29
  34. 34. AUES Hysteresis 2011 Stephanie Tyszta (B.E. Chemical) 1. My drunk boyfriend trying to converse with Zeyad Alwahabi at the Alma! 2. Haha the least pathetic one “Do you want to be the numerator or denominator tonight?” …what am I talking about it that’s just as bad as the rest of them! 3. A boat to make a speedy get away! 4. 5 hours! It’s called a home computer. 5. Algebra is for dickheads. 6. Forgot my lollies! Additional Comments: No matter how much Linda denies it, she can’t keep her hands or eyes off Jayden!Jayden Beattie (B.E. Chemical)1. Professor Biggs idles up next to me in the urinal, all the space in the world but stands nearly shoulder to shoulder and sparks up a conversation midstream.2. I wish I was your problem set, because then Id be really hard, and youd be doing me on the desk.3. Cat nip.4. 27 hours.5. It is possible to talk for more than an hour about French bread.6. Chris Symes not taking his notes to materials 3 exam. Hilarious. James Mons (B.E. Mechatronic) 1. Maybe myself and Erwin Gamboa discussing the fine art of Japanese suicide. 2. You and me make a good couple, and providing you support me, the moment will last forever, providing the stress doesnt tear us apart. 3. A truck full of beer so hopefully Gareth passes out and stops talking about internal bending moments and Colin will stop bollocking on about Chelsea... 4. Probably around 5 hours straight. not impressive though. 5. How to commit suicide properly, Japanese style. 6. Deciding it was ok to go to Flashies the night before an exam. 30
  35. 35. AUES Hysteresis 2011 Richie Frimpong (B.E. Civil) 1. I can’t recall an inappropriate moment, but there was an embarrassing moment back in first year, Maths 1B. A group of us decided to stand and salute when Stuart Johnson said “The Kernel”. Of course, I was the only one to stand up and actually do it. 2. Why dont we measure the coefficient of static friction between me and you? 3. A plane so I could fly OUT of the there!!! The only issue is I don’t know how to fly one...... 4. Probably 14 hours. I pulled an all-nighter a home then went to Cats that morning from 9am - 11pm. The result of poor time management. 5. I might have an answer to that question if I occasionally rocked up to a lecture 6. Not reading the exam instructions. Consequently, I followed the multiple choice format incorrectly by placing “MORE THAN ONE answer per question”. Just through that, I threw away 50% of the exam.Paul Weller (B.E. Mechanical & Petroleum) 1. No sexual advances unfortunately, only a few good quotes, during petroleum engineering “if you are penetrating too hard your tip may break and you will have to pull out prematurely” (all actual engineering terms Petro’s have dirty minds) 2. Two classics that engineers think will work but never do (except on other engineers ;)) Hey baby the world does revolve around me ... I set the coordinate system. Its not the length of the vector that counts, but how you apply the force. 3. Lubricate ………. What else? 4. Nonstop 8am till like 5 pm the next day I think would probably be the longest. Not too extreme for an engineering student. 5. Seismic mapping tools can be used to find Russian nuclear submarines. 6. Getting stuck in traffic on Greenhill road and watching the clock as the materials exam started 31
  36. 36. AUES Hysteresis 2011Executive Dean’s Report It is with great pleasure that I am able to write this message while sitting in my office in the wonderful new Faculty building. The administration of the Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences, along with the Schools of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematical Sciences moved into the new building in the middle of 2010, and staff and students are enjoying the modern facilities, as well as the light and airy sustainable design. In addition to moving into the new building, the Faculty had a successful year in education and research. Four staff members, for example, were awarded major teaching awards Executive Dean Peter Dowd from the University and from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council. What is especially pleasing is that not only did two of our mostexperienced and respected senior academics win awards, but so did two of our recently appointedstaff. Their recognition demonstrates that the Faculty is continuing to develop teaching staff of thehighest calibre.Our researchers were also to the fore, having been awarded over $17 million in grants from theAustralian Research Council and other funding bodies. The grants were for a wide range ofresearch in the fields of mathematics, nanotechnology, energy technologies, computer science,geothermal energy, radio-frequency identification and acoustics. Our researchers are contributingsignificantly to knowledge in these fields while addressing critical issues, including cleaner energyproduction and advanced computer technology, such as computer vision and internet trafficmatrices. Moreover, the work of the senior researchers in these areas supports and guidesnumerous young postgraduates and postdoctoral researchers who will be future leaders in theirfields.In addition to the accomplishments of our established educators and researchers, we welcomed tothe Faculty a new research group last year, the Nanomechanics Group, one of the leading groups inAustralia in this field.All in all, 2010 was a very busy year and set the scene for another very busy year in 2011 in theFaculty. I look forward, as always, to being part of such a dynamic group as they continue toconduct award winning research and teach the students who will be our engineers, computerscientists and mathematicians for the future. Professor Peter Dowd 32
  37. 37. AUES Hysteresis 2011Australian School of PetroleumThe past year has been another successful one for staff and students at the Australian School ofPetroleum. In late February we welcomed Prof Steve Begg back as Head of School after 6 monthson study leave. During his leave Steve began an SPE Distinguished Lecturer tour presenting on‘Reliability of Expert Judgments and Uncertainty Assessments’ in Bergen (Norway), Copenhagen(Denmark), Câmpina (Romania), London (England) and Madrid (Spain). Being well known forutilising football examples in his lectures, and with his Spanish accommodation about 1km from theSantiago Bernabeu Stadium, home of Real Madrid, Steve took the opportunity to take a tour. Hisvisit to the stadium included the players dressing rooms, coaching area, pitch and trophy roomwhere he got to hold the European Cup and have his photo taken with Ronaldo (or at least a veryconvincing ‘Photoshop’ version).Prof Hemanta Sarma decided not to return at the end of his two-year leave of absence – the school,which struggles to maintain a full complement of staff, is sorry to lose the services of anexperienced academic.Staff and Student AwardsThroughout the last 12 months ASP staff andstudent have received many awards andachievements. Senior lecturer Dr Mark Tingay has recently been recognised as one of eight SA Tall Poppy recipients for 2011. The Tall Poppy awards recognise South Australian talent in the Science community. Mark received his award from the Governor at a formal reception at Government House on August 25th. 33
  38. 38. AUES Hysteresis 2011In mid-August Dr Simon Holford was awarded the Walter Howchin Medal, presented at the annualdinner of the Geological Society of Australia SA Division. The Walter Howchin Medal is awarded toa researcher in the early stage of their career (under 35 years), who is distinguished by theirsignificant published research work within the earth sciences in South Australia, or from a SouthAustralian base.2011 joint winners of the John Francis Kennedy Memorial Petroleum Engineering EntrepreneurialScholarship were recently announced as final year students Josh Stark and Sam Hutten. The$20,000 award is sponsored by eXtreme Machining Australia and criteria for the award includesdemonstrated entrepreneurship, community involvement, innovation and academic merit.PhD student Justin Macdonald has received severalpostgraduate awards including a PESA Federal award inDecember for being the top petroleum geosciencepostgraduate student in the country and the MidlandValley Structural Prize in February for an outstandingpiece of work related to structural geology. Justin hasalso been recently awarded 4th prize for a paperdelivered at the 2011 AAPG Annual Meeting in Houston,Texas.2010 Petroleum Engineering honours student Kenny (Kian) Kong was awarded a University Medalfor ‘outstanding academic performance’ and an Engineers Australia award. The University Medalwas awarded as part of the April 2011 graduation ceremony. Petroleum Geoscience honours student Nik Sykiotis was awarded the 2010 PESA SA Graduate prize, worth $2000. Nik received the prize for his overall performance during both his Undergraduate and Honours Degree at the ASP. It was presented at the October 2010 PESA luncheon.Field TripsThe annual 1st year student field trip was thelargest ever with over 70 students and staffattending the 2 day trip in late April. Studentsgroup enjoyed Sellicks Beach, CarrickalingaHead and a night spent at Aldinga Camp.Thanks to course co-ordinator Simon Holfordand several student and staff helpers the tripwas once again a huge success withcamaraderie built and the students experiencinghands-on geology. 34
  39. 39. AUES Hysteresis 2011In late May the Petroleum Geoscience students and staff headed to Alice Springs for the annualAmadeus Basin field trip. The trip includes exploration of the West Macdonald Ranges, KingsCanyon, Ayers Rock and Erldunda Desert and is a rewarding experience for both local andinternational students.Seminar SeriesThe 2011 Seminar series has provided a weekly highlight in the ASP calendar with thanks topostdoctoral fellow Dr Adrian Tuitt and more recently PhD student Abbas Zeinijahromi organisingthe line up of speakers. As well as current ASP staff and students there have been presentationsfrom interstate and overseas visitors including Henning Omre from the Norwegian University ofScience and Technology, Doug Dickey from BP in Perth, Stephen Hasiotis from the University of 35
  40. 40. AUES Hysteresis 2011Kansas, Yildiray Cinar from UNSW, Jonathan Turner from the BG Group in the UK, Rui Soares who isan ex-ASP student and the Director of Development and Production at the National Oil Company ofEast Timor, Mark Sykes from ExxonMobil in Houston, Zhang Eryong from the China GeologicalSurvey and Ray Johnson from QGC in Brisbane.Research HighlightsOn the research front the WAVE Consortium headed by Prof Bruce Ainsworth successfullycompleted its Phase I in 2010 and begun Phase II (April 2011 – March 2014) with significant fundingand over 10 companies currently behind the continuation of the research. The LEBARG (Lake Eyre)Consortium Phase III was also completed towards the end of 2010 with Dr Kathryn Amos pullingtogether the final report for the 10 year project.The School has made a strategic decision to increase our capability in “Unconventional” resourcerecovery. For example, Dr Dennis Cooke, recently departed from Santos, was hired on a short termcontract to develop an industry-sponsored proposal around the use of sedimentology andgeomechanics to predict optimal well locations in shale gas reservoirs. In addition, we plan tointroduce an “Unconventional Resources and Recovery” course in our programs. Prof PavelBedrikovetsky and Dr Manny Haghighi won an ARC linkage grant for a “Novel technology forenhanced coal seam gas production utilising mechanisms of stimulated cleat permeability throughgraded particle injection”.The ASP is also pleased that the CO2CRC program was renewed for another 5 years at theUniversity of Adelaide which has helped secure Adelaide as the home of carbon storage research.Student SocietiesThe ASP student societies have been very active over the last 12 months and it is great to seeengineering and geoscience integration happening with the advent of joint events between theAAPG and SPE Student Chapters. TheSPE Student Chapter goes fromstrength to strength, organising fieldtrips, term BBQs, pubcrawls and theannual Petro vs Chem Soccer Matchwhich was played out in late August.In October the 2011 SPE Ball(Superheroes and Villains) is set to beheld at the Hilton Hotel.In July a joint PESA-ASEG-SPE Quiznight was held at the Unley CivicCentre with a ‘Christmas in July’theme and proceeds going to theRoyal Flying Doctors Service. Theevent saw a good turnout from SPE Student Chapter members and ASP staff.The AAPG (American Society of Petroleum Geologists) Student Chapter recently ran a highlysuccessful field trip to the central Flinders Ranges. The trip was led by Nick Lemon from Santos andthe students had the opportunity to interact with petroleum professionals from both industry and 36
  41. 41. AUES Hysteresis 2011government (BP, Woodside, Beach Energy, Santos and PIRSA) over four days in near-perfectgeological, scenic and climatic conditions. The field trip coincided with a visit by AAPG PresidentPaul Weimer from the University of Colorado who presented a half-day short course for thestudents. In mid September AAPG has organised a Ball to be held at Ayers House.Over the last year we have had the largest number of students completing their programs with ASP.During 2010 we had over 80 students complete their programs and with a large cohort beginning atthe school in 2011 we hope to improve our completions numbers over the coming years. We wishall our recent graduates the very best for their future careers. 37
  42. 42. AUES Hysteresis 2011School of Chemical Engineering As the second year of my tenure as Head of School comes to a close, I look back on the year with a little sadness as some of our longest serving staff move on to new pastures, but also with much excitement as new staff arrive and we continue to develop in the research and learning spheres. As always, I was proud to see our 2010 cohort of students graduate earlier this year. It was particularly pleasing to see Edward Yapp (right) collect one of the prestigious University Medals and be granted the honour of carrying the Mace and Prof. Mark Biggs thanking the Guest Speaker at the ceremony. He is Head of School continuing the long tradition of our brightestgraduates picking up a scholarship to study for a PhD at Cambridge.This along with the continuing strong employment statistics for ourgraduates is proof-positive that the degrees awarded by the School areamongst the best in the world, and recipients should be rightly proudof their achievement.It was also, of course, a real pleasure to be able to attend the Annual Dinner of the ChemicalEngineering Society (CHEMS). This year saw the attendance of many of the academic andadministrative staff (see below Dr David Lewis with his table on the night). It was a greatopportunity for the staff and students to mix socially before many depart to start their careers aschemical engineers. 38
  43. 43. AUES Hysteresis 2011Once again, the School is proud to acknowledge the sponsorship of two further undergraduatescholarships in 2011 by BHP Biliton worth $40,000 each over four years. I am very pleased tocongratulate the recipients this year (right): Tom Merrett and Sophie Eustace. The School is alsopleased to acknowledge BTG Australasia Pty Ltd for very generously donating a personalised copyof Perry’s Chemical Engineering Handbook to every first year student in PharmaceuticalEngineering.We are a relatively small school teaching two very distinct programs – Chemical Engineering andPharmaceutical Engineering – with three distinct streams in the first of these. This has meant forsome time now the academic staff in the School have carried teaching loads much greater thanthose of other staff in the Faculty and their competitors in other universities around Australia. Atthe 2010 Annual School Strategy Workshop, it was resolved that the School should work tosubstantially reduce this load so as staff may focus greater effort on innovating in the classroomand lifting their research profile. Much of 2011 has been spent identifying how this reduction maybe achieved without compromising the degrees programs we offer. I am pleased that the means ofachieving this reduction have now been identified over 2011, and I am looking forward toimplementing these over the next two years with the consequent improvement in learningexperience for our students and our research profile.If 2010 was a good year for the micro-algae activity at Adelaide, then 2011 has been an outstandingyear. This activity, which was founded by Dr David Lewis and Professor Keith King in the earlier partof this decade and has since been joined by A/Prof. Peter Ashman (see below Peter and Davidshowing off a pot of their algae), has recently spurned a spin-out company – Muradel Pty Ltd – tocommercialise the innovations that are in part being developed by this team at Adelaide. Muradelis a joint venture between Adelaide, Murdoch University and SQC, a company that has put up muchof the $500,000 seed funding. The mission of Muradel is to develop “technology for reliable high-productivity long-term culture of saline microalgae” – if successful, this will provide a unique biofuelsource that does not compete with food in terms of either land or water. 39
  44. 44. AUES Hysteresis 2011 This year has seen a continuing strengthening of the School’s research performance. Two staff – Dr Sheng Dai (left) being one of these – were awarded Discovery grants from the Australian Research Council (ARC), ending a decade-long drought of grants from this most prestigious of grant schemes. Dr Dai’s grant is aimed at developing more rapid and sensitive methods for detecting cancers; this is an excellent example of how traditional process and chemical engineering principles can be used to solve the World’s most challenging problems of today. The School has continued to attract funding under other ARC schemes this year and is hoping for some further positive news in November following the submission of a record number of grants to the ARC’s Discovery (17), Future Fellowship (4), and new Discovery Early CareerResearch Award (7) schemes early this year.On the staff front, the School has seen a few departures and manynew arrivals over the last 12 months. Prof. Keith King (right) retiredafter more than 40 years service to the University – his outstandingcontributions over these many years were celebrated in a specialevent at Ayres House attended by over 100 colleagues and friendsfrom around Australia and beyond. Andrew Wright, the School’slong-serving Senior Technical Officer, moved in early 2011 to the newVet School out at Roseworthy to take up their newly-created SchoolHSW Officer position, a role that he enjoyed very much in the Schoolhere. Dianne Parish, the School Business Manager for the past four ormore years, also retired after many years service to the University.The high regard in which both were held whilst in the School wasreflected in the well attended and warm farewell events held in the School.Since writing last year’s Hysteresis report, Ms Joanne England has joined the School in the brandnew Learning Support Officer (LSO) role. This role has been created with the aim of reducing thebarriers to introducing new and innovative methods into the mainstream learning and teachingenvironment in the School. We have already seen an increased use of online assessment and othertools not used to date in the School, and a lot of more strategic work has also been going on in thebackground to bring much more significant changes from 2012 onwards. The School has also taken on a number of new administrative staff – Toni Thomas recently joined the School in the newly-created role of Executive Assistant to the Head of School, whilst Monica Dinan has taken on a similarly new role as Finance & Planning Officer. It is also a real pleasure to welcome back Sue Earle to the School, this time in a more permanent role alongside Mary Barrow (shown right collecting an early retirement gift from outgoing CHEMS President, Brendan Moore, at the CHEMS Annual Dinner) in preparation for the latter’s retirement in mid-2012.On the academic side, A/Prof. Bo Jin joined the School from the School of Earth and EnvironmentalSciences. Bo is a chemical engineer with a wealth of experience in the field of water and wastetreatment, especially using nanomaterials and bioprocesses. As part of the University’s strategy to 40
  45. 45. AUES Hysteresis 2011improve the research performance in chemical engineering, the School has also recently appointedA/Prof. Dusan Losic, an outstanding researcher who works in the area of design, synthesis andexploitation of nanostructured materials such as carbon nanotube membranes. As I write thisreport, the University has also just offered a Chair in Nanotechnology to a further outstandingresearcher. If he accepts, this will bring the total number of academic staff in the School working inthe nanotechnology area to six, creating a critical mass of researchers in this hugely important areafor the future. Finally, following much effort on the part of A/Prof. Ashman to raise nearly $750,000from industry, the School is currently searching for a suitable candidate for an Associate Professorin Process Safety and Integrity Management.The growth in grant income and research activity in the School over 2011 has also seen the arrivalof four new postdoctoral research fellows over the year – Dr Sophie Fon Sing, Dr Luis Herrera, DrMilan Mijajlovic and Dr Joan Thomas – bringing the total to eight. With the arrival of Dusan Losicand the potential appointment of the Chair in Nanotechnology should see this number very quicklypass into double digits in early 2012 and, of course, we hope for an even greater number via themany grant and fellowship applications submitted this year.The arrival of so many new staff has created very real space pressures in the School. This has leadto the Faculty funding the refurbishment of previously under-utilised office spaces in EngineeringNorth. More recently, the Faculty has also granted the School over $500,000 to renovate an oldlaboratory and create two new laboratories, all to accommodate the growing nanotechnology-related research in the School. A further $800,000 will also be released to the School to refurbishand equip a further laboratory if the new Chair in Nanotechnology is taken up. This investment over2011/12 is on top of the nearly $1.5M invested over 2009/10 in the establishment of the newPharmaceutical Engineering Laboratory, a facility that is now being fully utilised.It is clear that the School is undergoing major change, and this will continue into the future as weendeavour to improve in everything we do. This change does not come without a cost: much extrawork for staff and their commitment to trying the new over the long-established. I would like toexpress my deepest thanks to all the staff of the School for sticking with the change process despitethis. It has also required the forbearance of the student body, especially those who have been atthe ‘sharp end’ of our experiments with the curricula such as the current final year cohort – I wouldlike to thank them for their patience and understanding.In closing, I would like to wish our soon-to-be graduates of 2011 all the best in their new careersand hope you will not forget to let us know from time to time what you are doing. Of course, wewould also most definitely welcome you back for a visit either as individuals or as a cohort. Professor Mark J. Biggs 41

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