The 2016 Applidyne Engineering Design Scholarship winner has been announced.
This year’s Applidyne Mechanical Engineering Design Scholarship has been jointly awarded to Owen Milner and Albert Nisbet.
Owen is a University of Wollongong student in his penultimate year of a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering. Originally working as a mechanic and electronics technician after finishing high school Owen (pictured left) decided he wanted to get a more in depth understanding of how things worked and open up more interesting career paths for the future and decided to enroll in Mechanical Engineering.
When not studying Owen enjoys completing small projects in the garage and helping friends with race cars.
Owen is the first recipient of the scholarship from Wollongong University.
Albert is a University of Canterbury student in his penultimate year of a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering. A love of mathematics and science at high school was what originally drew Albert (pictured left) to Engineering. His passion for designing and analysing mechanical and mechatronic systems has since developed through a range of personal and academic based projects.
When not studying Albert enjoys playing the piano, photography and coding.
Albert is the second recipient of the scholarship from the University of Canterbury.
Both Owen and Albert will join Applidyne in mid-November and will undertake a work experience placement over the December – February period of their University Holidays.
The scholarship which is open to all Australian and New Zealand students was highly competitive this year. Around 280 applicants from Australia and New Zealand applied for this year’s scholarship. After marking of the two rounds of scholarship tests only six candidates were shortlisted with the two winners being selected from this group of candidates.
We again thank all applicants for their interest in the scholarship and encourage those shortlisted to apply for graduate positions on completion of their degree.