Power Engineering Students Awarded API Bursaries
Every year one of STELR’s principal sponsors, the Australian Power Institute (API), awards bursaries to up to 25 students who have commenced engineering degrees in fields related to power engineering. The bursarys provide a cash grant as well as valuable opportunities including paid vacation work in member companies, networking events and advice regarding job applications and interviews.
Peter Pentland attended the bursary presentation ceremony in Melbourne this week at Wilson Transformers in Glen Waverley. He was able to show the new equipment set that has been developed for a program that is being piloted by primary schools called “A day in the life of a 7-year-old”. The API has partnered with STELR to develop a 5-week STEM program for Year 2 students. It is based around the everyday experiences the student has between getting up in the morning and getting to school.
API bursary holders will be visiting the pilot schools to talk to the student about their engineering studies and what they hope to do in the future.