October 2011 – Heather Wardlaw – Engineers Teaching Children

Heather Wardlaw will talk about development of good engineering work practices in children.

The parallels between the work of Heather at ATC Williams and the Vernier Foundation are too great to be overlooked for anther moment and it will be valuable for us to learn how she has achieved such success and penetration of the Engineers Australia.

Heather Wardlaw moved from her Canberra birth place in 1980 to study Civil Engineering at the University of Melbourne.
Her aim of becoming a Geotechnical Engineer was achieved when she graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering in 1984 In 1985 she started work with what is now VicRoads and eventually went on to complete a Master of Engineering Science at Monash University in 1992. While completing her MEng Sc Heather worked as a full time tutor at Monash and then as a Geotechnical Engineer for Gutteridge Haskins and Davey.

ATC Williams, a local engineering consulting firm, with the support of Engineers Australia, Victoria Division is providing educational support for Sandringham Primary School.
Heather Wardlaw, a geotechnical engineer and long time employee at ATC Williams, has a keen interest in engineering and engineering education and has fostered the link between a new method of teaching introduced at Sandringham Primary School and the development of good engineering work practices in children.

ATC Williams, a company whose staff members spend most of their working days on dams and other civil projects, have indeed found a new meaning to their by-line “Grounded in Design”.
ATC Williams is proud to be able to support both the school and the engineering profession in its bid to develop a future generation of outstanding engineers. It is hoped this pioneer relationship between schools and the engineering profession will grow.

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13th October 2011


Venue: The Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club at 489 Glenferrie Rd  Kooyong VIC 3142