Courtney’s story

Courtney pictured in Canada where she traveled as part of her fellowship. She also went to the USA and New Zealand Courtney Ryder came to the first IAESS in 1998. Listing all of her inspiring achievements would require much more space than we have available. As a 15 year old Nunga kid from Southern South…

Jemila’s story

IAES 2011  Environmental Engineer The impact of change takes only one step, and as an Alumni of such an amazing program words fail me when it comes to the ongoing and continual support of the mentors, whose commitment and dedication to each and everyone of the participants to strive to achieve the very vision of Jeff Dobell -…

Ross’s story

(Alumni) & Mentor for Indigenous Careers in Engineering Engineering Aid Australia Oct 2012 – Present Engineering Aid Australia (EAA) is a charitable organisation whose principal aim is to encourage Indigenous secondary school students going into Years 11 and 12 to consider a career as a professional engineer. www.engineeringaid.org Business Professional Mentor National Indigenous Business Summer…

Lucas’s story

I was privileged enough to be one of the grade 11 or 12 students invited to attend the Indigenous Australian Engineering Summer School (IAESS) at the University of Sydney during January 2016. This summer school played a big part in my goals for study for the remainder of high school and university, whilst providing me…

Levi’s story

IAES greatly influenced my decision in choosing engineering as it provided a way to see into the workforce and what everyday life may be like as an engineer. It offered me information to any questions I may have had regarding a career in engineering and provided knowledge on the different streams that I could choose…

Joshua’s story

The IAES camp was what really started me on my path to becoming an engineer. Before the camp I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do, but after the camp, it opened my eyes on what a great career engineering would be. I am a member of AIME and I have volunteered with various other…

Jaden’s story

IAES has helped me in my decision to become an Engineer the camp gave me great connections to the Industry. Getting to know different companies who specialise in Oil and Gas, and Construction type work lead me to ask different questions on what an Engineer actually does. For the most part of my life, I…

Fletcher’s story

As you are likely aware, I participated in the IAES back in 2012 at the age of 16 before commencing my senior years at high school. At the time, I held strong interests in construction and building but had no idea how I could translate that into a successful career. The concept of “engineering” was…

Shania’s story

Environmental Engineering TfNSW (RMS) I participated in the 2015 Indigenous Australian Engineering School and Student workshop. The IAES encouraged me to become more motivated in working towards my future. It was recommended to me by a teacher at my school who thought I possessed similar qualities to an engineer. The program itself was very insightful…