ADAM’S STU­DENT SUC­CESS

Three prizes at en­gi­neer­ing awards for Aroona res­i­dent

Sunshine Coast Daily - Caloundra Weekly - - FRONT PAGE -

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

PHOTO: LOU O'BRIEN

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.

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