Year 11 students, Emma Anderson, Christy Douglas and Ellie Sands were delighted to have their nominations accepted to attend the recent UQ Women in Engineering event. This one day event included a Welcome function, specialised Engineering workshops, a tour of the UQ Engineering facilities and the opportunity to chat to current Engineering students.
The inclusion of a Design Thinking Class with high profile entrepreneurs and lectures from UQ Lecturers who are experts in the field of Engineering, gave all aspiring engineers food for thought when considering their options beyond secondary schooling. Emma said, “I had such an amazing time at the Women in Engineering day at UQ. Talking to current engineering students and exploring the amazing facilities really cemented my love for the subject and my plans for studying engineering in the future."
Ellie said “it was a really great opportunity that opened my eyes to all the different fields and applications of engineering. The engineers with borders workshop was particularly enlightening, as it touched on how you can use engineering to create sustainable and affordable solutions to help developing countries with everyday problems they face, such as access to clean drinking water. The renewable energy workshop also opened my eyes to the expanding industries that are emerging as the world moves more towards renewables and clean energy”.
And Christy said “The time spent at UQ enabled me to open my mind to fields such as Renewable Energy and Engineers without Borders, which was especially interesting. It was very beneficial to now have a more thorough understanding of dual degrees in Engineering that I am particularly interested in”.
Prizes were awarded at the end of the day to two girls who were the most engaged and enthusiastic throughout the day, and Emma was one of the recipients. Congratulations Emma!
Emma is pictured wearing a biomechanical hand she worked on during one of the workshops on offer at the event.