15-17 November 2023
The Boardwalk Hotel
Africa/Johannesburg timezone

Workshop B - CANCELLED

The Renewable Energy Postgraduate Symposium (REPS)

Facilitator:  Prof Karin Wolff (Stellenbosch University)

This symposium aims to help postgraduate students in the field of renewable energy to increase the effectiveness of their postgraduate journey. This will be achieved through a series of lectures and practical sessions covering the following topics:

  • practical tools to help organise your postgraduate life
  • managing your time, space and resources.
  • improving the quality of your research deliverables
  • aligning your M / PhD and papers
  • transforming an abstract into a full paper
  • how to write an excellent abstract
  • aligning your research map with the requisite deliverables/outputs
  • general writing rules and styles
  • claiming a research space

Date: 14 November 2023

Time: 9h30 – 15h30

Venue: Nelson Mandela University

Cost: R250

Biography: Prof Karin Wolff has worked as a lecturer, curriculum specialist, student learning support manager, and in engineering staff development at four South African universities. Her doctoral research (University of Cape Town) looked at the relationship between mathematics, physics and logic in complex engineering problem solving. She draws on Social Realism, particularly Legitimation Code Theory, to analyse and design knowledge-building practices. As Teaching & Learning Advisor in the Faculty of Engineering, Stellenbosch University, and president of the South African Society for Engineering Education (www.sasee.org.za), she is currently collaborating on national and international capacity-building initiatives. Her research website and publications are available at: https://sites.google.com/view/dr-karin-wolff-portfolio