Mackay’s Mechanical Engineering Marvel

Engineering, IT and aviation
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Final year Griffith University Mechanical Engineering student, Analeigh Angus will embark on stage one of her professional mining career, after securing a coveted role with mining company, Rio Tinto. A highly successful three-month tenure with Rio Tinto to fulfil course requirements of her Industry Affiliates Program (IAP) was more than enough time for the 21-year-old […]

Engineering students work on Vanuatu cyclone-proof housing

Centre for Clean Environment and Energy
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Griffith University engineering students have been helping rebuild a cyclone-devastated area of Vanuatu as part of a program designed to embed in them in real world construction. Griffith’s fourth-year civil engineering students completing their final year industry affiliates program (IAP) recently travelled to an area devastated by Cyclone Pam in 2015. It is part of […]

Internship takes Sebastian to Africa to fight poaching

Engineering, IT and aviation
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Griffith University mechanical engineering graduate Sebastian Speck has designed a catapult launcher for a fixed wing Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) which will be used to detect illegal hunting and poaching in Africa. The catapult launcher was uniquely designed and built during an internship to propel the RPAS, also known as a UAV or drone […]

Drones, 3D scanning technology and bridges – it’s all in a day’s work for Monique

Griffith School of Engineering
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Monique Quirk has been investigating the use of drones and laser scanning technology to monitor the integrity of bridges in South East Queensland – all while she is still studying. A 14 week internship with GHD is putting Monique ahead of the game as she pursues her dream career. Monique, who is studying a Bachelor […]

Perfect pitch: young engineers impress at awards

Griffith School of Engineering
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At a time when girls are being encouraged to consider tertiary study for careers in engineering, Griffith University student Bianca Ivak is an ideal example of what can be achieved. The fourth-year student has been working with global mining and metals company Rio Tinto through Griffith’s Industry Affiliates Program and last week won the Student […]

Challenge, change guide Dinindu’s career path

Griffith School of Engineering
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Griffith University School of Engineering graduate Dinindu Yatawarage has grown accustomed to personal challenge and the unpredictable nature of change. In the past four years, Dinindu has gone from working as an air-conditioning technician with his father in Sri Lanka to relocating to South-East Queensland, supporting himself as a restaurant kitchenhand and line cook, and […]

Taking flight with work-integrated-learning

Griffith School of Engineering
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Final year electronic and computer engineering student, Bryce Davies has just completed his six-month Industry Affiliates Program placement with the CSIRO at the Queensland Center for advanced technologies. “This is a placement I found on my own. About six months before my placement, I was speaking to my control systems lecturer about what sort of […]