The third of three Ove Arup Foundation-funded lectures at the University of Queensland, entitled ‘Reinventing the University’, took place in November 2016.
The three-day workshop discussed the topic of ‘Disruptive Models of Engineering Education’. The public lecture and debate was given by Professor Christine Ortiz and was attended by 130 people.
Professor Ortiz described her frustration with the inflexibility of the existing system in the US and her decision to step away to start take on the challenge of creating something new within a highly regulated environment. She believes her challenge is to change the inequality experienced by minority groups to gain truly equitable access to quality education.
Details of her lecture will appear on the University of Queensland website: