Engineering a diverse future

Four women engineers of the future have been awarded industry scholarships to assist their journey studying at the University of Tasmania.

Engineers Australia (Tasmania) General Manager Dr David Pointing said the awarding of the 2019 Diversity Scholarships recognised the importance industry placed on the future of women in engineering. 

Hydro Tasmania sponsored two scholarships of $5,000 for a young woman entering her first year of an engineering qualification, with Bell Bay Aluminium and Caterpillar sponsoring another two.

“International research shows that the more diversity in the workplace, the better the outcomes. Engineers Australia is focused on providing opportunities for young women to enter the profession,” Dr Pointing said.

The four recipients – Stella Brown, Meg Phillips, Emma Calvert, and Hannah Price – were joined at the presentation at Bell Bay by Dr Pointing, EA Diversity Committee Chair Ms Elsie Killick, Hydro Tasmania CEO Mr Steve Davy, Caterpillar Human Resources Manager Mr Brett Smith, and Bell Bay Aluminium’s Mr Trent Burke.

The University has a partnership with EA to help advance the understanding and contribution that the engineering discipline makes to society.

The collaboration recognises the transformative effect that engineering graduates make to the Australian economy, and how they can help solve many of the world's contemporary challenges.

The four Diversity Scholarship winners are:  Bell Bay Aluminium - Stella Brown; first-year University of Tasmania Engineering (St Michael’s Collegiate); Caterpillar - Meg Phillips; first-year University of Tasmania Engineering  (Guilford Young College); Hydro Tasmania - Emma Calvert; first-year University of Tasmania Engineering (St Michael’s Collegiate), and Hydro Tasmania - Hannah Price; first-year University of Tasmania Engineering (Elizabeth College).

Published on: 05 Jun 2019 2:14pm