At his inaugural professorial lecture Professor Mark Dyer will explore the changing face of engineering education and his own career that has seen him promote creativity and innovation alongside the traditional technical engineering disciplines.
He will challenge the fashionable concept of STEAM, which injects art into the sciences, and technology in the hope of generating creativity. Instead he advocates the need for a more holistic framework for engineering that encompasses design, craft, physical sciences and human sciences.
Professor Dyer joined Waikato’s School of Engineering as its Dean from Trinity College, Dublin where for 9 years he led TrinityHaus, an interdisciplinary research centre to provide innovative solutions for buildings, neighbourhoods and cities, and before that he worked in the construction sector.
Venue: Academy of Performing Arts at the University of Waikato, Hamilton
For further information: www.waikato.ac.nz/news-events/media/2017/steam-without-the-hot-air