04 June 2012
Industry backs Maths ceremony
RMIT University's School of Mathematical and Geospatial Sciences has held its annual Mathematical Sciences Students Awards ceremony.
The event recognises outstanding individual and group achievements in Mathematics, Statistics and Information Security and Assurance in the previous year.
The Discipline Head of Mathematical Sciences, Professor Andrew Eberhard, welcomed Pro Vice-Chancellor Science, Engineering and Health and Vice-President, Professor Peter Coloe, staff, students, graduates, industry representatives and guests to the ceremony.
Representatives from CSIRO, Australian Bureau of Statistics, Bureau of Meteorology, Biarri, City West Water, National Australian Bank, Minitab, Witham Laboratories and SAS Institute Australia presented 23 prizes to the highest achievers from the School's undergraduate and postgraduate programs.
Professor Eberhard emphasised the importance of Mathematical Science involvement across all walks of life.
"This is because the complexity of the current world requires us all to have logical and quantitative skills in order to navigate the problems we face successfully," he said.
"Mathematics is the enabling science and will continue to be so into the future."
Professor Coloe said he was impressed with the breath of the School's industry engagement.
Guest speaker at the event was Matthew Giesemann, General Manager Engineering at City West Water.
All smiles at the awards ceremony.
Associate Professor Anthony Bedford thanks guest speaker Matthew Giesemann.