Division Sponsors 2014

YEN Formal Dinner:
Principal Sponsor

 Executive Sponsors


University of Newcastle

Australian Engineering Week


Regional Groups


Women in Engineering

Women in Engineering Newcastle - Committee 2014

Chair:   Kara Aglias

Representative to National WiE Committee:  Kara Aglias

WiE Engineering Practice Rep: Kara Aglias


Travel Award  - Young Women's Scientist Camp July 29th to August 1st 2014

Call for women engineers to apply for travel award to participate in the International Network for Women Engineers and Scientists (INWES) Asia Pacific Nation Network meeting and Young Women’s Scientists Camp, Ewha Women’s University, Seoul Korea, 29 July – 1 August 2014

Immediate Past National President Dr. Marlene Kanga, Engineers Australia and the Association of Korean Women Scientists and Engineers (KWSE) is inviting women engineers who have graduated from an engineering course in the past 12 months and who are undertaking further post graduate study in engineering to apply for a travel award to attend: Young Women’s Scientists Camp
July 29th - to August 1st, 2014, Ewha Women’s University, Seoul, Korea.

The Young Woman Scientists Camp is hosted and funded by KWSE via the government of South Korea and will provide future women scientists and engineers with opportunities to meet and network with their peers from different countries. This is an important leadership development opportunity. A policy workshop will be held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the INWES Asia Pacific Nation Network meeting at the same venue.
A total of 50 participants will be selected for the program; 10 international participants from APNN countries including Australia, 20 Korean participants and 20 foreign participants who are based in Korea.

Australian citizens, who are member of Engineers Australia and are undertaking post-graduate studies in engineering or who are post-doctoral fellows based at an Australian University located in Australia.

How to apply:
Applications should include a brief CV and a list of achievements in research and leadership
(maximum 2 pages).

Applications should be sent to: Rachel Miller at Engineers Australia:
Email: rmiller@engineersaustralia.org.au
Applications will close at 5pm Monday 28th April 2014.

A committee of Engineers Australia will review applications and make a decision on the delegate who will attend. The decision of the committee will be final.

Details of travel award:
The travel award is for return economy airfares from a capital city in Australia nearest the home of the applicant to Seoul Korea. Dormitory accommodation and meals for 3 nights, 29 July – 1 August 2014, during the Camp, will be at the Ewha Women’s University.

Selected delegates will need to provide personal details including a copy of the first page of their passport to register. A report will need to be provided to Engineers Australia and KWSE after the Camp.

Travel insurance and other costs will be by the delegate.

WIENC - National Convention Scholarship

Engineers Australia’s Women in Engineering National Committee is offering a scholarship for a female engineer to attend the 2014 Engineer’s Australia National Convention http://www.convention2014.org.au/ to be held in Melbourne from 24-28 November 2014. The scholarship aims to support female engineers who may not otherwise have an opportunity to attend.
The National Convention is a major event that will see all areas of engineering come together over five days, providing a rare opportunity to share expertise and advance specialist and general knowledge for personal and professional mastery.
This event will deliver a range of technical conferences, interdisciplinary and cross-profession forums, panels addressing global issues, and workshops on personal development. International and national keynote speakers will expose attendees to megatrends and provide thought leadership that will influence engineering in Australia.

The programme currently includes sessions around:

  •  Applied mechanics
  •  Telecommunications and networks
  •  Climate change, environment and sustainability
  •  Leadership
  •  Mastering complex projects/ project management
  •  Women in engineering
  •  Young engineers

and is aligned with EA’s Engineering Executive competencies. It is offered through Engineering Education Australia.The scholarship will comprise of up to $5000 to
cover conference registration, travel costs and accommodation.

To be eligible, applicants must:

  •  be Australian citizens or have permanent residency status and currently reside in Australia
  •  have a recognised engineering qualification
  •  be female
  •  be a member of Engineers Australia.

Applicants should look at the Convention programme and identify how these would assist them in their leadership goals, and provide:

  •  a curriculum vitae (maximum two pages)
  •  a document (maximum two pages):
  •  demonstrating examples of involvement and/or service to the community and engineering profession
  •  explain qualities and the benefits they wish to achieve by attending the  Convention, including how this may benefit others
  •  listing any reasons why the applicant wouldn’t be able to attend the convention without the scholarship

After the Convention, the scholarship winner is required to provide a report (maximum two pages) describing the experience in attending, outlining how outcomes will be applied in her career and problems encountered.

Applications must be sent by 24 May 2014. The committee reserves the right to forward applicant details to EEA, for further registration opportunities.

Applications should be emailed to: Jenni Woodward, Executive officer, WiENC

Successful applicants will be notified by 14 June 2014.



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