Women in Engineering Camp

issue1616-women-in-engineering-campCongratulations to Alison Lowe, Julia Raleigh, Madeleine Maloof (Year 11) and Laurel Lu (Year 10) who have secured places at the Women In Engineering Camp. Fifty young women with a genuine interest in finding out about careers in engineering are selected for the camp based on their aptitude for engineering, including an interest in Mathematics and Science subjects, lateral thinking, creativity, design and problem solving.

The Women In Engineering Camp is run by University of New South Wales (UNSW) over five days in the 2017 January school holidays. Students live on campus and explore the diverse fields of engineering. 

Working in teams they participate in engineering design challenges, attend workshops and meet with engineering students and successful engineers, keen to share their experiences. The camp also allows students to visit sites around Sydney that showcase engineering in action.

'I'm looking forward to the opportunity to experience Science outside the classroom, in real world contexts. It'll be interesting to see how the things we learn in school can be applied to develop solutions to real problems.' Julia Raleigh (Year 11).

'I hope to experience uni life at the camp and get a broader understanding of engineering, especially in relation to the multiple strands of engineering courses. I am looking forward to exploring the UNSW campus, as it is one of the universities I have not visited yet, and the different activities we will be doing (like climbing the Harbour Bridge).' Alison Lowe (Year 11).


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