EECE would like to congratulate Associate Professor Sally Male, who on Wednesday 20 December received the Engineers Australia Medal 2017. This award came only one week after Sally was presented with the Australasian Association for Engineering Education Research Design Award 2017, for her Intensive Mode Teaching Project.
Sally has led a multi-disciplinary and inter-university team of academics to gain the Australasian Association for Engineering Education Research Design Award 2017. This was given for a national research project on Students Experiences of Threshold Capability Development with Intensive Mode Teaching, funded by a strategic priority grant from the Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching. Based on the research, the team developed an Intensive Mode Teaching Guide which advises teaching staff, administrators, researchers and students how to plan for, develop, resource, coordinate, and teach in an intensive mode unit.
Shortly after receiving this award, Sally was chosen as one of three WA recipients of the Engineers Australia Medal 2017. The medal was presented by Susan Kreemer Pickford FIEAust EngExec CPEng, General Manager WA. This award recognises Sally’s proactive involvement in the WA Division’s Student Practicum Working Group. At UWA Sally has led a project sponsored by the Council of Engineering Deans, to develop virtual methods for student practicum. This project promotes diversity, inclusion and innovation, whilst furthering collaboration with industry.
Concurrently, Sally leads a project which explores the professional practice experience of student engineers. This studies how competence is developed, the importance of self-image and the support systems required for students to transition successfully between academia and industry. Sally ran a highly successful UWA Symposium on Employability of Engineers. Her efforts provide invaluable support for our future engineers.
Associate Professor Sally Male (UWA School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering) (+61 8) 6488 1242
David Stacey (UWA Media and PR Manager) (+61 8) 6488 3229 / (+61 4) 32 637 716