Sydney set Shayla packs for uni camp

Joondalup Weekender - - News -

A HIL­LARYS high school student will travel to Sydney in Jan­uary to take part in the Univer­sity of NSW’s Women in En­gi­neer­ing Camp.

St Mark’s Angli­can Com­mu­nity School Year 11 student Shayla Costello re­ceived a grant to at­tend the four-day camp from the James Kirby Foun­da­tion.

Dur­ing the camp, the stu­dents will ex­plore var­i­ous fields of en­gi­neer­ing, and par­tic­i­pate in work­shops in health and bio sys­tems, en­ergy sys­tems and the dig­i­tal fu­ture.

They will also work in teams on en­gi­neer­ing de­sign chal­lenges and visit sites around Sydney that show­case en­gi­neer­ing in ac­tion.

They will net­work with suc­cess­ful women in in­dus­try and gov­ern­ments and en­gi­neer­ing stu­dents and grad­u­ates.

As the only WA student se­lected, Shayla said she hoped to have her eyes opened to op­por­tu­ni­ties­mu­ni­ d460941 in en­gi­neer­ing.

“One of my in­ter­ests is in bio­science, but I am look­ing for­ward to find­ing out more about the ca­reer op­tions open to me in the fu­ture, as well as find­ing out more about hu­man­i­tar­ian en­gi­neer­ing,” she said.

The school’s head of sci­ence Kelly Nebel said it was im­por­tant for young women to get an in­sight into ca­reers such as en­gi­neer­ing and ex­plore their po­ten­tial.

Pic­ture: Bruce Hunt

Shayla Costello (16) is all set to travel to Sydney in Jan­uary for the Univer­sity of NSW’s Women in En­gi­neer­ing Camp.

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