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Indigenous Australian Engineering Summer School at Curtin

Media release

Curtin University is hosting an Indigenous Australian Engineering Summer School (IAESS) this week, from 10-15 January.

Held at Curtin’s Bentley campus, the program is now in its second year following the success of last year’s program.

IAESS aims to give Indigenous Year 11 and 12 students an insight into university life and pursuing engineering as a career.

Twenty students from across Australia will live at Curtin’s Bentley campus and take part in the six-day program, which includes talks by visiting engineering companies, site visits to major local projects and engineering operations, and taking part in hands-on engineering activities on campus.

Highlights of the Summer School Program include:

Radio Astronomy Talk (Tues 11 Jan, 4pm – 5pm)

Mechatronic Engineering Program and Run Robots (Wed 12 Jan, 1pm – 4pm)

Graduation Dinner at Hyatt Regency, with guests Jeff McMullen and Major General Philip Michael Jeffery AC, CVO, MC (Fri 14 Jan, 5.30pm – 10pm)

Media are invited. Please  make contact to organise interview, photo and video opportunities.

Media Contact:

Andrea Barnard, Public Relations, Curtin University
Tel: 08 9266 4241, Mobile: 0401 103 755, Email: andrea.barnard@curtin.edu.au