Chloe tar­gets global goals

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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.

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