2017 AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND WINNERS
Mark Griffin Memorial Award – 2017 Student of the Year:
Thai Nguyen, Mechanical Engineering (Hons) Student, University of New South Wales
Thai is soon to be a graduate from the University of New South Wales, with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering with honours. His thesis was on the enhancement of learning through the gamification of engineering concepts.
What the judges said: “The brief has been clearly understood and overall responses were well thought-out and realistic.”
Jack Pirie Inspiring Excellence Award - 2017 Young Engineer of the Year:
Simon Green, Building Services Engineer specialising in mechanical engineering, Arup
Simon began a mechanical engineering/law double degree at Monash University in 2009. He spent a semester on exchange at Purdue University in Indiana, studying developments in internal combustion and jet engines, and completed a final year project attempting to use CFD modelling for firebomber plumes in conjunction with the then Bushfire CRC. He graduated in 2014 with honours in both degrees and the J W Dodds prize in Mechanical Engineering.
Judges comment: “He went beyond his day to day job to learn about interdisciplinary design and consequently make improved project decisions.”
Student Finalist: George Fitzpatrick, Civil Engineering and Architectural Design at Monash University
Young Engineer Finalist: Nicola Viselli, Sustainability Consultant, Northrop Consulting Engineering Services.
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