Women in Engineering Profiles
Graduate student in Chemical Engineering and employed with CSIRO Energy Technology
“Growing up, my dreams were to go into space and visit Antarctica. Studying chemical engineering and science has given me a taste of both. At university I carried out research related to the way fires behave on spacecraft in zero gravity, and I spent a summer working with an astronaut in a research institute in the USA. I also had the chance to spend an unforgettable few months in Antarctica working on a scientific project.”
“Nowadays I believe that the greatest adventure is not in space, but right here on earth confronting big challenges like climate, water, energy and resources. Engineers will be at the forefront of finding solutions, and I’m excited to be working in solar thermal energy – a technology that could supply us with clean, inexhaustible power well into the future. “
Check out this video to find out about the experiences and opportunities Rebecca has had as a female student in the Faculty of Engineering andBuilt Environmnent.