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Scholarship winner sailing into the future

From right to left, Brighton Mayor Tony Foster, Dean of the UTAS Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology Professor Margaret Britz, Scholarship recipient Edward Snowball and Dr David Lewis, Acting Head of the UTAS School of Engineering.

A young man with a love of engineering and sailing is the latest recipient of the Warren Lee Memorial Scholarship.

Edward Snowball, 19, of Nubeena, matriculated from the Tasmanian Academy with an excellent Tertiary Admissions Ranking of 98.35.
He is aiming for a career in engineering and wants to participate in design and research work as part of his requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Civil Engineering.

The Brighton Council supports an Engineering student by providing a scholarship in the memory of the late Warren Lee, a former employee of the Brighton Council and a UTAS Engineering graduate.

Warren Lee began full-time work with the Council following his graduation in 1996 and went on to become a respected engineer who was recognised as an expert in sewage reusage.

The Scholarship is valued at $5,150 per year and is available to a student entering the second year of an Engineering degree who intends to major in civil engineering.

The scholarship also includes vacation work experience with the Brighton Council and project support.

Edward said he has wanted to have a career as an engineer for a long time.

“I see myself progressing more down the project management path, however I still want to take part in design or research work at some stage in my career.”

“The design and problem-solving aspects of an engineering career appeal to me,” he said.

Edward is also a keen sailor and sportsman, taking part in snowboarding, bike riding and soccer.

“I’m currently sailing on a Farr 40 yacht and planning to compete at national and international level over the next summer.”

Photo: from right to left, Brighton Mayor Tony Foster, Dean of the UTAS Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology Professor Margaret Britz, Scholarship recipient Edward Snowball and Dr David Lewis, Acting Head of the UTAS School of Engineering.

Published on: 07 Apr 2011 1:22pm