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2017 School Captain Celebrated in Engineering

2017 School Captain Celebrated in Engineering

On Wednesday 9 May, Monash Engineering welcomed 90 first year students, their families and representatives from their high schools to the annual Engineering Scholarship Celebration.

Our 2017 School Captain Elisabeth Wong Hansen, was among the select group of recipients celebrated on the evening. The Dean of Engineering, Professor Elizabeth Croft presented a gift to each scholarship recipient in recognition of their achievements.

We congratulate Elisabeth on her wonderful achievement and we share her excitement for the fantastic learning and career journey that she is on.

Ivan Carlisle, Director of STEM

(L-R) The Dean of Engineering Professor Elizabeth Croft, 2017 School Captain and current engineering student Elisabeth Wong Hansen, and MGGS Director of STEM Ivan Carlisle

Guest-speaker, Mechanical Engineering student Monique Lautee presented an inspiring insight into her life at Monash University:

“Engineering is about turning the theory into something useful. It’s going to challenge the way you think, the way you problem solve, the way you work with other people and it will also impact the way you see the world and your place in it.”

Monique’s advice to first year students is to make the most of every opportunity and not to be afraid to try something new.

“Monash has offered me countless opportunities to not only advance my technical skills, but also develop myself as a person – both professionally and personally.”

(L-R) MGGS Director of STEM Ivan Carlisle, 2017 MGGS School Captain and current engineering student Elisabeth Wong Hansen, and Elizabeth’s father Thomas Hansen

Elisabeth’s proud father Thomas was in attendance as well as our Director of STEM Ivan Carlisle who is himself an alumnus of Monash Engineering.

Ivan reflected:

“We congratulate Elisabeth on her wonderful achievement and we share her excitement for the fantastic learning and career journey that she is on. The Engineering Australia code of Ethics states ‘engineering practitioners, use their knowledge and skills for the benefit of the community to create engineering solutions for a sustainable future’ – what a marvellous career for an ethical woman of action.”