Curtin University of Technology academic Dr Euan Lindsay has been elected as President of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE).
Dr Lindsay, of Bayswater, said he was honoured to accept the position and looked forward to promoting engineering education.
“Engineering is vital for Australia’s future and well-trained engineers are needed to build hospitals, schools, roads and bridges,” he said.
“They are also needed to develop the new technologies of the future, such as those that will be required to tackle climate change.”
“I want to use my position to do as much as possible to encourage young people to study engineering at university.”
Dr Lindsay has a strong track record in supporting excellence in engineering education. In 2007 he received the Carrick Institute’s Early Career Award for Teaching Excellence and in 2006 won the IEEE Education Society’s Transactions on Education Best Paper Award.
In 2005 Dr Lindsay was chosen as one of the 30 most inspirational young engineers in Australia.
The AAEE is a technical society of Engineers Australia, and welcomes members who are involved in engineering education.