Oceanex Energy Scholarship empowers student-led renewable energy research

Monday, 9 May 2022

A new scholarship delivered by Oceanex Energy will support University of Newcastle research into renewable energy options, and offshore wind farming specifically.

Scholarship recipient, Madeleine Novak, with the CEO of Oceanex Energy, Andy Evans

Development Studies (honours) student, Madeleine Novak, is the inaugural recipient of the Oceanex Energy Scholarship. The $10,000 scholarship will support Madeleine to pursue her Honours research project investigating attitudes towards offshore wind developments in Eastern Australia. Oceanex Energy also creates valuable opportunities to connect scholars with industry and offer them advice and experience.

Oceanex Energy will commit $30,000 scholarship funding over a three-year period. CEO of Oceanex Energy, Andy Evans said Newcastle is blessed to have such a well-recognised University renowned in many disciplines that can attract not only high-quality students and academics, but also industry that wants to work with the University of Newcastle.

University of Newcastle Vice Chancellor Professor Alex Zelinsky AO welcomed the contribution from Oceanex Energy and said the scholarship exemplifies the value the University places on interaction with industry, and is an excellent opportunity for students to work in an environment that is bringing the world closer to a sustainable future.

The Oceanex Energy scholarship is available to University of Newcastle College of Engineering Science and Environment honours students with preference given to those studying fields applicable to renewable energy or offshore wind farming specifically.


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