Maths whiz given a helping hand
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.