Chloe targets global goals
Former Tawa College student Chloe Holt wants to use a recent scholarship earned from engineering firm Beca to solve real world problems.
Ms Holt, in her final year of a bachelor of engineering degree at the University of Canterbury, was one of two scholarship winners, taking away a $ 3000 grant.
‘‘I’m passionate about seeing development in our communities and investigating the way we produce and deliver products such as fuels and pharmaceuticals,’’ she said. ‘‘ I want to work on the design of processes which are more efficient and sustainable.’’
Ms Holt works with Engineers Without Borders, promoting sustainable engineering and talks in schools about engineering, sustainability and the importance of clean water.
Beca’s regional manager South Island Craig Price said it was encouraging to see the extensive involvement in the community of the winners.
‘‘Communication skills and integration with the community are key requirements for modern engineering practitioners. These students provide positive examples of making contributions in an environment that has been changed completely by the [earthquake] events of the past few years.’’
Engineering success: Pro-vice chancellor of the University of Canterbury’s college of engineering Professor Jan Evans-Freeman, left, Chloe Holt and Beca’s Craig Price at the scholarship presentation this month.