Students attending Sydney University, the University of NSW and ANU flocked to the Riverina as part of a Regioneering Roadshow presented by the humanitarian group Engineers Without Borders with assistnace from Engineers Australia Riverina.
Having completed exams recently, these enthusiastic and dedicated young engineering students accompanied by senior corporate engineers offered high school students three modules related broadly to their education curriculum that highlighted the many engineering career paths and the vital role engineers play in our society.
President of Engineers Australia Riverina, Ian Davies, said his committee was pleased to work with EWB members and COMPACT to promote the Regioneering Roadshow is this region. This High School Outreach program has been successfully delivered in Sydney high schools and with help from our respective organisations, EWB took the program to four high schools in Wagga as well as Leeton, Narrandera, Albury and Young said chief organiser Ms Catherin Zhang.
“The modules offered by EWB introduced students to basic engineering concepts coupled with practical humanitarian application” Mr Davies said. “They are the future of the engineering profession and show great leadership at this early stage in their career by travelling to regional areas to inspire young people”.
Ms Zhang was one of the student engineers from Sydney University who is nearing completion of a double degree in Architecture & Engineering and said the group of 16 students and 2 working engineers had left Melbourne at 3am to drive to the Riverina to hit the nominated high schools in three groups . “It has been a very long day but we are very excited to share our passion for engineering with regional students” said Ms Zhang.
Mr Davies said that in addition to the Build-A-Bridge program and the Discover Engineering day that Engineers Australia Riverina currently supports, his organisation was keen to work with Compact Inc to develop further initiatives across the region for high school students.