- Posted by Jade
- On June 20, 2017
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AWS supports SA’s Department of State Development ‘Defence Honours Scholarship’ programs- currently hosting two award-winning Engineering students as interns.
Neville and Rahim recently had the good fortune to attend the DSD award night celebrating these high-achievers and the ongoing support for skills in defence. We have been able to take on a number of interns in recent years who have contributed to some of our major projects and developments.
Ash Craven has been working with us for several months already, developing drone inspection technology and thermographic inspection techniques. He has already produced some fantastic work. Ash is on track to complete his Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) in 2017, from Uni SA. In addition to the scholarship, Ash also received the 2015 Engineers Australia Mechanical prize (South Australia). He has a keen eye and drive for engineering design, technological innovation and a well-made cappuccino.
Joshua Agars was also awarded the scholarship and is continuing to review critical regulations and policies essential for our UAV services.
We have had several more Engineering interns over the past two years, that have been mentored by the experts at AWS and in turn have contributed to some of our major projects and developments.
Carl Jungfer joined us in late 2016 as he finished his Honours degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Adelaide, having previously studied Architecture. He has previous experience in corrosion testing, residential drafting and construction, and interests including corrosion, materials science, energy infrastructure and acoustics, and shows a structured, results-oriented approach to project management. Carl spent his internship working on UAV Inspection procedures and analysis, and is now back at AWS continuing to work with Garth in this space- most recently inspecting numerous bridges around the city. We look forward to seeing more of him at AWS.
Joe O’Connor was with AWS for several weeks in 2016. Another award-winner, Joe applied for a placement with us through the Defence Teaming Centre (DTC) and was chosen out of a competitive group. He worked with our Chief UAV Pilot Garth Heard in the very early stages of our Remote Inspection Services development. Joe is now back in Broken Hill running an Engineering department of a local company.
Natasha Rayan joined us in 2015 as an Engineering undergrad. She showed a keen interest in welding, even providing us with some fantastic photos, and would go out on site for Inspection work at every opportunity.
We hope to see more enthusiastic Engineering students here at AWS, and to continue our relationships with Adelaide Universities and Defence industries.