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Science Students @ Work


“The sense of satisfaction I had at the end of the week, after my four colleagues and I had presentd our findings, was overwhelming because I felt that I had put a lot of work into what we had done. The research we did helped my leadershp skills and my independent learning. It gave me a new perspective on some of the things I take for granted such as the ability to see*, and it allowed me to perform inportant tasks and duties that I didn’t know I had the capability of doing.” – William McKorkell, Student, St. Bernard’s College.

*This group was given the task of developing an audio commentary for the visually impaired when visiting Scienceworks


Engineering Students @ Work


“I’ve never learned so much in one week – not just about engineering, but working together as a team, learning and using organizational skills – I would definitely to it again!.”

Nhung Tran, Student, Santa Maria College

This group was given the task to research and design a “green” building by Norman Disney & Young

“I’m one of the students from Santa Maria who participated in the first Engineering Students @ Work with you at Norman Disney & Young. I probably haven’t had the chance to properly thank you for the giving students like us the chance to experience work in such an exciting field like Engineering. I am emailing to let you know that I’m doing a double degree at RMIT in Environmental Engineering and Environmental Science. My future plans are to major in hydraulics. Before I went to NDY, I had no intentions of being an engineer. If it weren’t for you, I wouldn’t be here, already dreaming about becoming an engineer. And for that I would like to thank you. Please let Peter Koulos and his staff at NDY know how thankful I am for their company hosting our group.
One week of their time has absolutely changed my life.
Thank you so much!”

Sneha Bhattachan, Former Student, Santa Maria College.