BRANDON COLLIER-REED is an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Deputy Dean: Undergraduate Education in the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment at the University of Cape Town. He is President of the South African Society of Engineering Education and a registered Professional Mechanical Engineer with the Engineering Council of South Africa. He is a Fellow of the South African Institution of Mechanical Engineering and a past Director of the Centre for Research in Engineering Education. His research looks at understanding how the student experience is impacted by the use of technology in teaching and learning. He also has an interest in the nature of technology and the technological literacy of adolescents.
SASEE brings together people in South Africa and beyond who have an interest in engineering education which include engineering academics and educators at higher and further education institutions, academics from other disciplines who teach engineering students, engineering professional support staff, engineering librarians, professional engineers, certified engineers, engineering technologists, engineering technicians and industry. South African Society for Engineering Education (SASEE) is an autonomous Society governed by the Board and its members. The gear of the SASEE logo symbolizes the technical aspect of engineering, as well as the mission of SASEE to connect the engineering community in South Africa with industry, higher education institutes and educators. The repeated colours of the gear in the logo are those of the South African flag, indicating our commitment to serving these communities within “the rainbow nation” and integrating our work with our national goals. Engineers are people who build the foundation of our society and get things moving.