“I attended the Engineering Summer School at the University of NSW back in 1999, and remember it as being a highly informative and enjoyable eye-opening experience. More importantly, I later attended and graduated from the same University as an Electrical Engineer in 2004, becoming the first Indigenous Engineering Student to graduate from this Institution. I regard this program as an awesome opportunity for Indigenous youth to witness and find out more about what is available to them in University and Engineering. This program only gets better every year.”
– Ben Lange, BE Electrical Engineering, UNSW and 1999 IAES Alumni
Not only is Ben UNSW’s first Indigenous Engineering Graduate he is also the first former IAES student to become a Director of Engineering Aid Australia.
Torey Rickerby’s story is one of the IAES Program’s many success stories. He attended the first IAES in Perth at Curtin University in 2010 and was interviewed during a site visit to Pearce Airforce Base.He returned to complete his High School studies at Derby and in 2018 Torey graduated with a Masters Degree in Engineering.