Adelaide engineering student wins ABC scholarship
Friday, 27 February 2009
University of Adelaide fourth-year engineering student Daisy Correa has won one of this year's ABC Women in Engineering Scholarships.
"These scholarships are part of the national broadcaster's commitment to inspiring and promoting the education, training and advancement of engineering among young women in the broadcast industry," says ABC State Director South Australia Sandra Winter-Dewhirst.
Ms Winter-Dewhirst and Coordinator of Information Technology South Australia Anthony Pleic presented the Scholarship to Daisy at ABC's Collinswood centre.
"The Scholarships are awarded nationally each year to women undertaking studies in electrical Engineering and who have an interest in broadcasting, telecommunications or information technology," Ms Winter-Dewhirst says.
"Successful applicants receive a cash prize of $1500 and valuable industry experience in the exciting and challenging technology area of the ABC.
"Outstanding tertiary qualifications and enthusiasm for the broadcasting industry have made Daisy a perfect candidate for the scholarship this year."
Daisy Correa is currently in the fourth year of a double degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Finance at the University of Adelaide. She is expecting to graduate at the end of 2009.
Daisy has many academic achievements with a number of awards including the Dean's Merit Certificate for Outstanding Academic Achievement, and she was invited to join the Golden Key International Honour Society.
Daisy is also involved in the wider university community. She is currently a Peer Mentor for the International Student Centre's Orientation program and is on the Electrical and Electronic Student Staff Committee.
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