Professor Duncan Fraser (1946–2014)
Prof Fraser was a founder member of the Centre for Research in Engineering Education (CREE) at the University of Cape Town. His research in engineering education was internationally acknowledged and he was recognised for his achievements in his appointment as President-Elect to the International Federation of Engineering Education Societies (IFEES). He retired from the UCT Chemical Engineering Department at the end of 2011 and continued to be involved as an Emeritus Professor. He was also a founder member of the African Engineering Education Association (AEAA) and had been its Secretary-General since its formation in 2006. Duncan was elected to the first Governing Board of the Research in Engineering Education Network (REEN) in 2009, and in 2011 he was elected Chair of the REEN Board.
The Duncan Fraser Award
This 'emerging scholar' award will be presented to the student author of the best paper at REES2019. The award will be presented to honour the memory of Prof Duncan Fraser, who was a pioneer in engineering education research and an inspiration to many young educators and researchers worldwide. Attached to the award is a monetary prize of $500.
To qualify for the award, the author of the paper must be a postgraduate or undergraduate student. The paper may be co-authored but the student being considered for the award must be the lead author.
A group of colleagues from the REEN Board will adjudicate on the award. The criteria that will be considered are as follows: