Our young engineers in the media
Our young engineers are currently taking a star turn in the media – both at home and overseas.
As we reported here yesterday, Engineering for Change featured students at Adelaide University who are working on a dung-burning stove. A project we have been following through video diaries on our ‘Make it so’ site.
Also in the news in CSIRO publication ECOS, is a story entitled ‘Australian engineering students ‘make it so’ in Cambodia’. This is of course about students from the University of Queensland – amongst others – who are designing toilet facilities for those living on the Tonle Sap in Cambodia. Another one you can follow at 'Make it so'.
The magazine reports: ‘The competition organisers decided to extend ‘Make it so’ into an ongoing program, under which the five students formed the UQ Innovate Team (UQIT) to participate in the challenge of providing access to a low-technology sanitary waste management system for some of Tonle Sap’s floating villages.’
And last, but not least, Engineers Australia’s Young Engineer of the Year Jillian Kilby, has featured in a story in the Higher Education supplement of The Australian. The paper reports: ‘Ms Kilby represents a demographic that governments, business and universities are keen to boost: a young, female engineer. Demand for engineers is strong.’