Bursary Program

The WEC 2019 Convention Organisers are pleased to advise that several bursary applications have been received and we are now delighted to announce the support of six students as part of the WEC Bursary Program.


Proudly supported by The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP)

Sterling Ramroach

PhD Student, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine campus
Trinidad and Tobago

“The UN sustainable development goals aim to make the world a better place. This drive to improve the quality of life for all of humanity excites me as most researchers dream of their work having global impact. The first step to achieving this goal is to collaborate with some of the greatest engineering minds of our world today. There is no place more suitable than WEC 2019. I am honoured to be part of an event of this quality. I look forward to learning about how other researchers in the field are working towards a better future.

WEC 2019 gathers some of the best engineering minds of our world. It is rare to find opportunities to present my research and collaborate with engineers at the top of their respective fields. However, due to financial restrictions and living on the opposite side of the world, I knew there was a high chance that I would not be able to attend this event. When I received WEC 2019 Bursary Acceptance, I immediately knew that my worries were over. I am eternally grateful to WEC 2019 for this award and I look forward to making the most of this opportunity.”

Click here to watch Sterling’s WEC Bursary Ambassador video or read his article to find out why he’s excited about attending the World Engineers Convention.

Gustavo Chamusca de Azevedo

BEng(Electrical), MEngSc(Man), MIEAust
Recent Graduate – Masters of Engineering Science, University of Queensland
Electrical Engineer at Hatch

“I am beyond excited to take part in the World Engineers Convention (WEC) 2019 also known as ‘the Olympics of Engineering’. It was already appealing to have the opportunity to participate in such a prestigious event, but to do so with the financial backing of Engineers Australia was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity I could not miss. Winning the bursary has left me speechless and certain that it will be a remarkable experience. To be able to watch world-renowned speakers as Australia’s Chief Scientist, Dr Alan Finkel AO; MIT Senseable City Lab Director, Prof. Carlo Ratti; WFEO President and Engineers Australia Past President, Dr Marlene Kanga AM and many others is amazing. Let alone participating in the numerous Technical and Industry oral presentations and poster sessions, technical tours, social programs (including the WEC Young Engineers Event). All this in one of the most exciting cities in the world, one of which I will be visiting for the very first time. I can’t wait until November comes!”

Click here to watch Gustavo’s WEC Bursary Ambassador video or read his article to find out what he’s looking forward to at the World Engineers Convention.

Jenny Damcevska

Bachelor’s Degree, Mechatronics Engineering, Deakin University

Jenny is an ambitious student at Deakin University in Geelong. She also proudly represents Engineers Australia as an Ambassador since mid-2018.

“My passion to become a student ambassador for Engineers Australia stemmed from my admiration for the continuous contribution and support they provide to the engineering profession. Proudly representing Engineers Australia as an ambassador since mid-2018, I have had the opportunity to travel across various states to attend renowned events including the Australian Engineering Conference in Sydney, where I was immersed in discussions from world leading engineers regarding the future of our industry. In just under a year, I have been presented with a number of exciting prospects, and now in 2019 I am honoured to be a part of the World Engineers Convention (WEC) in my own hometown, and in one of the most liveable cities in the world. As a final year student studying Mechatronic Engineering at Deakin University, having the opportunity to attend an event that brings together engineers from around the world, to share and discuss aspect that will shape the profession for generations to come, is an opportunity of a lifetime. It is a privilege to be apart of Engineers Australia’s centenary celebration at the World Engineers Convention, the Olympics of Engineering.”

Click here to read Jenny’s post-WEC wrap-up.

Mathu Indren

PhD Scholar, The University of Adelaide

“The World Engineers Convention will provide me with an unique opportunity to present my research to engineers from Australia and abroad working in the sustainable energy field. The exposure to both engineers working in academia and industry will be an ideal preparation for the next step in my career. In addition to sharing my research, I am excited about hearing presentations within the theme “Theme 5: Engineering leadership, governance and influence”. Starting my own business is one possible career path that I am considering and this Convention provides a fantastic opportunity to learn from and network with engineers with entrepreneurial experience. I am delighted to have received a bursary to attend WEC 2019”.

Click here to read Mathu’s post-WEC wrap-up.

Serena King

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) | Electronic and Energy Major | Third Year Student | StudIEAust, Griffith University

“I am very excited to listen to World Class Engineers discuss future and current projects in Australia and around the world. By being a part of this event as an EA Student Ambassador is such an honour as Engineers Australia give me the continued courage and strength to continue in my career goals by showcasing events where students can gain confidence by listening and talking to Engineers in their chosen field and providing opportunities like volunteering at WEC”.

Click here to watch Serena’s WEC Bursary Ambassador video to hear why she’s looking forward to networking with fellow professionals at the World Engineers Convention.

Click here to read Serena’s post-WEC wrap-up.

Jazlyn Peattie

Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours), Bachelor of Finance – Curtin University 

Jazlyn is in her fourth year of studies in Mechanical Engineering and Finance at Curtin University. After completing a work integrated learning program at Engineers Australia last December, Jazlyn volunteered in Argentina on an Engineers Without Borders project for the remainder of the holidays. Currently, Jazlyn is an EA Student Ambassador, promoting the professional development of her peers and connecting them to EA. Jazlyn is currently Head of Stakeholder Engagement at Enactus Curtin, having a passion for bringing together communities to expand social entrepreneurial projects in her local community. After graduation in 2021 Jazlyn, strives to pursue an engineering consulting role where she can harness her multidisciplinary skills.

“I’m excited to go to the World Engineers Convention to hear the work and research of international engineering leaders tackling the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. I am looking forward to incorporating these insights into my imminent career as an engineer, to assist in solving the challenges my generation will be tasked in solving. It is an honour to be representing Western Australia as a student ambassador and I am grateful for all the professional development opportunities EA has provided myself and Australian students with.”

Bursary Eligible Developing Countries

Low-Income Economies
Sierra Leone
Burkina Faso
Korea, Dem. People's Rep
South Sudan
Syrian Arab Republic
Central African Republic
Congo, Dem. Rep
Yemen, Rep.
Gambia, The
Lower-Middle-Income Economies
Papua New Guinea
São Tomé and Principe
Solomon Islands
Cabo Verde
Kyrgyz Republic
Sri Lanka
Congo, Rep
Côte d'Ivoire
Micronesia, Fed. Sts.
Egypt, Arab Rep.
El Salvador
West Bank and Gaza

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