The Department of Mechanical Engineering holds training for its staff members. This involves guiding them on effective methods of delivery of lectures to students and subsequent evaluation of students. This year an Effective Teaching and Research Workshop was conducted for 2 days at the Africa Institute of Capacity and Development (AICAD) on 12th and 13th January 2012. This was fifth in a series of such workshops that started in 2002 sponsored by the then Faculty of Engineering and steered by the Mechanical Engineering Department. The workshop was sponsored by the Department of Mechanical Engineering and aimed at enhancing teaching and research skills of newly employed members of staff. It was also aimed at refreshing the skills of existing members of staff. Another series of workshop shall be held next year.