Applications Open for the Indigenous Australian Engineering Summer School
Applications have opened for the Indigenous Australian Engineering Summer School, hosted at the University of Sydney from 14 to 20 January 2018. Apply now for the chance to get a taste of university life and discover the wonders of engineering with 20 other amazing Indigenous students!
What do engineers do?
Engineers play a vital role in the way we live, and in the growth and sustainability of our communities. They provide creative and practical solutions that promote positive change and support communities around the world by advising on all the essential elements of daily life like roads and schools, as well as larger projects like spacecraft.
As an engineer, you could make the next amazing discovery, be involved in space transportation, solar power, securing cyberspace, enhancing our living environments, providing access to clean water, or restoring and improving urban infrastructure.
The engineering profession needs more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, particularly in remote communities and outback Australia, to lead infrastructure projects. Engineers are among the most valuable resources a community can have.
“I really enjoyed the program. It has opened my mind to all the different opportunities that engineering has to offer.”
What happens at the Summer School?
During the Summer School, you live on campus for six days, get a taste of university life, and gain a better understanding of engineering as a course and career. There is a challenging and exciting week of fun activities planned to help you discover how amazing engineering really is! You will also meet real engineers and find out just how important engineering is to your community.
Not only will you get to take part in design work and other hands-on exercises to develop new skills, you will also get to go on site visits to engineering companies to find out about the work they do and the diverse careers on offer, and take part in extra-curricular activities like the Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb.
“My favourite thing about the program was all the site visits and getting to do that with all the great people I’ve met.”
Why should I apply?
The Summer School is the chance to test out the field of Engineering with a set of like-minded students, and see if it is the career path for you!
If you are selected to attend the Summer School, you will also qualify for an Engineering Aid Australia Continuing School Scholarship. This is to help with some of your education expenses in Years 10, 11 and 12. Later, if you complete Year 12 and get a place at any university in Australia, you will be eligible for an Engineering Aid Australia Tertiary Education Scholarship.
“The school has been much more than a camp for me; it has been motivating, insightful and overall amazing.”
To apply, you need to be an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student entering Year 10, Year 11 or Year 12 in 2018. Applications close on 12 October (even though the form says the 6th).
The Summer School is fully funded. All your travel costs to and from Sydney, as well as accommodation and fees, are paid for.
To apply for the 2018 Indigenous Australian Engineering Summer School, complete the application form and submit the supporting documents as requested on the form.
Selection is based on your interest in engineering-related subjects such as mathematics and science and your personal initiative and outlook.
To apply for IAESS, visit http://sydney.edu.au/engineering/iaess/index.shtml.
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