Bill Williams – Science Education Award from University of Lisbon

I was very happy to hear that Bill has received this prestigious award for his career achievements and especially his contributions to editing the Journal of Engineering Education and the European Journal of Engineering Education in the last 6 years.

Bill convened the first international meeting to bring researchers studying engineering practice together in Madrid in 2011, and went on to be the lead editor for the book “Engineering Practice in a Global Context” with chapters developed by the participants. Bill managed to persuade his friend Etienne Wenger to come, joint originator of the well-known concept of “Communities of Practice”.

Bill and I worked together on developing our theoretical understanding on how engineers contribute commercial value from their work.

The photo reminded me how fortunate I am to be in Perth, Western Australia, where we have neither Covid-19 infections nor restrictions, except we cannot travel anywhere without a tedious process to get rarely granted permission.


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