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CUES Bulletin - Thu, 7th March 2013

1. Oil & Gas Field Production Technology *** TODAY *** LR4 *** 1pm ***

The presentation will cover:

1.      The life cycle of an oil/gas field: exploration, appraisal, development, production and abandonment

2.      What a Production Technologist does; how s/he creates value

3.      The Production Technology career path – from graduate development to autonomous professional

4.      Q&A

The presenter will be Dr Stathis Kitsios, Chief Production Technologist for Upstream Operated Assets. Dr Kitsios obtained his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Sheffield University. In the 25 years he has worked at Shell, Dr Kitsios has enjoyed a varied career across Well Engineering, Production Technology and Development Engineering, including international assignments in the Netherlands, Oman and Peru.

2. EWB Panel Talk Series: Engineering in Emergencies and Challenging Environments

Join us for our fourth (and last) installment in the EWB Panel Talks series for this term at 7pm on the 12th of March in the Old Combination Room at Trinity College (CB2 1TQ)


About the speakers:

Professor David Alexander
Prof David Alexander is currently the professor of Risk and Disaster Reduction at the UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction. Prof Alexander teaches emergency planning and management and has research interests in this field, as well as earthquake disaster analysis. His books include 'Natural Disasters', 'Confronting Catastrophe' and 'Principles of Emergency Planning and Management'. He is Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, Co-Editor of Disasters journal, and is a Founding Fellow of the Institute of Civil Protection and Emergency Management. He graduated in Geography from the London School of Economics, and obtained his PhD in Mediterranean geomorphology from UCL. In the 1980s he devised the equivalent of the Mercalli scale for landslide damage to buildings and settlements and published papers on the early history of geomorphology and analyses of the work of Dante and Leonardo da Vinci.

Mr Yu Jia

Yu Jia was born in China and grew up in Kuwait. He graduated with a Masters in Electromechanical Engineering from the University of Southampton in 2010 with First Class Honours and is currently in the third year of his PhD here at Cambridge, researching and developing next generation energy harvesters. The research focus is centred on vibrational dynamics as well as MEMS (micro-electro-mechanical system) technology that could be used to facilitate Structural Health Monitoring systems that can help in the damage detection and characterisation strategy for engineering structures, which can be especially useful in emergency situations. His PhD research so far has generated a patent application, two conference papers, 1 journal paper and 1 invited journal as part of a special issue. Cambridge Enterprise is currently commercialising the technology.

Dr Kate Crawford

Kate is part of the Centre for Urban Sustainability and Resilience at UCL after leaving the Quarry Battery Company, a start-up working to introduce a new generation of pumped hydro-electric storage into the UK energy market. Before that she worked for a variety of private and not-for-profit organisations, including a spell with CARE UK as a Shelter Field Advisor, mainly in Haiti. She was at Newnham College and CUED from 1996-2000 after a gap year with the British Army in Germany.

Also, an introduction to the Cambridge Development Initiative

A new and ambitious student-led development effort that will pursue an engineering programme as part of a wider strategy of enhancing entrepreneurship and civil society leadership in a community of the urban poor. The Initiative will deploy an engineering scheme as one of six interconnected and interdependent programmes which also include advocacy, microfinance, management assistance, health and school teaching.

3. Graduate opportunities at IBM - 12th March

Did you know... 

That IBM invented the barcode over 40 years ago? That we created the processors that power your Wii, Xbox 360 and Playstation? That we invented the first personal computer 30 years ago? And that we developed the NASA technology which enabled man to land on the moon?...

If you didn't, then imagine what else there is to find out about us! For starters, there's our award winning training & development program and a culture that fosters innovation and creativity. There's also our flexible working environment, the chance to network with global experts and, given the size and diversity of IBM, the opportunity to work in any area across our business. 

Join us in LR 4 on Tuesday 12th March at 1pm to find out more about graduate opportunities at IBM. 


4. Interested in a technical career? Driven to work in consulting? Come learn about opportunities in the technology sector and IBM!

Title: A Career in IT - 25 years on and still having fun!
When: 7 March, 19:30-21:30
Where: Newnham MCR

Mandy Chessell joined IBM in 1987, shortly after graduating with a BSC (hons) in Computing and Informatics. Today she is an IBM Distinguished Engineer, Master Inventor and Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering with more than 45 issued patents. During this time, technology has changed beyond all recognition and this trend is set to continue. In this talk Mandy will discuss how continuous technology change has enhanced her career, and looks ahead to the exciting new developments on the horizon, including opportunities for women. Cambridge-alumnas Sara Sands and Priyanka de Souza will be available throughout the night to answer questions about graduate careers in Business & Technology Consulting and what it's like working for IBM. Wine and nibbles to follow. Contact Sara at sara.sands@uk.ibm.com with questions and to register your interest for the event.

5. Artelia UK

Artelia UK is a fast-growing and ambitious part of Artelia Group - a worldwide leader in project management and engineering.

They blend project management and technical skills to provide consultancy and support services for everything from buildings and industrial facilities to education, environment, transportation and infrastructure schemes.

Their expertise is diverse, allowing graduates to benefit from well-rounded project management and engineering experience within our different business units.

They offer the unique combination of global opportunities and the personal environment of a mid-sized office. By working closely with senior managers, who will encourage you to take early responsibility, you will manage your own small-scale projects within your first year at Artelia.

Location: Hammersmith, London (with the opportunity for plenty of travel) Duration: 3 year rotation programme with opportunities far beyond that time period Start Date: September 2013 Salary: Competitive

Not to mention the great job perks: great training, fully funded training weekend in Paris, a year's industry placement with Shell and opportunities for international travel.

You can find out more information of the scheme here: http://graduates.uk.arteliagroup.com/index.html

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