Maths whiz given a help­ing hand

Kapi-Mana News - - EDUCATION -

Tawa Col­lege grad­u­ate Tepine Joyce is one of 31 en­gi­neer­ing stu­dents to be awarded a Kick Start Schol­ar­ship from The Univer­sity of Auck­land.

The schol­ar­ships, worth $2000 each, are awarded to out­stand­ing first- year stu­dents study­ing at the Fac­ulty of En­gi­neer­ing.

Tepine says he loved physics and maths at col­lege and was told by teach­ers that en­gi­neer­ing would suit his in­ter­ests.

Keen on bio­med­i­cal en­gi­neer­ing, he says says the idea of de­vel­op­ing mod­els for the hu­man body and build­ing ac­tual tech­no­log­i­cal so­lu­tions to to­day’s med­i­cal prob­lems would be an ‘‘out­stand­ing day job’’.

He will use his schol­ar­ship to help pay for his accommodation and liv­ing costs dur­ing the year.

This isn’t the first award Tepine had re­ceived.

He has won an NZQA Schol­ar­ship and also the Tawa Col­lege Kemp Prize and Moaveni Award for ex­cel­lence in sci­ences.

Fac­ulty of En­gi­neer­ing dean, pro­fes­sor Michael Davies says the schol­ar­ships, awarded to stu­dents of aca­demic ex­cel­lence, are de­signed to help first-year en­gi­neer­ing stu­dents get es­tab­lished, help­ing pay for text books, fees, and accommodation.

Sci­ence gun: Tepine Joyce.

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