ADAM’S STUDENT SUCCESS
Three prizes at engineering awards for Aroona resident
A CHILDHOOD love of Lego is often quoted as a reason for pursuing an engineering career but for USC Engineering student Cameron Uys, things have really clicked into place.
Cameron, 20, of Aroona, was presented with three prizes at the recent 2018 USC Engineering Awards night in honour of his academic success over the past year.
The third-year Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours) student, who has already started work with Shadforth Civil Contractors at Forest Glen, won the the $500 Adam Reilly and Covey Engineering Award for the highest-achieving student in the subject Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics.
This is a new award presented in memory of Adam Reilly who died in 2016.
He also won the $500 Steel Reinforcement Institute of Australia Prize for the highest-achieving student in
the subject Concrete Structure and Technology; and The Australian Steel Institute Award (a $200 technical book voucher) and for his excellent work in steel design.
Cameron said his interest in engineering stemmed from a childhood obsession with Lego and a fascination for how big things were built.
The former Unity College student said he looked forward to doing his honours research project next year as part of his degree at USC.
“I’ll get to do lots of hands-on lab work with experimenting and testing. It will be real-world stuff,” he said.
❝It will be real-world stuff.
— Cameron Uys
2018 USC ENGINEERING AWARDS: Cameron Uys (centre) with the Adam Reilly and Covey Engineering Award. He is pictured with award donor Stephen Reilly (left) and Kevin Covey of Covey Associates.