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Young Queensland woman engineers a brighter future in the industry with first year scholarship

Jessica Barton’s first year of engineering study just got easier after receiving WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff’s $8,000 Women in Engineering scholarship for 2016.

 

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff Director of Transport Charlie Jewkes said the company offered the scholarship to help women through their first year of engineering at the University of Queensland.

‘The first year of engineering study can be hard and we know this financial encouragement, backed with support such as paid work experience, can make all the difference as to whether young women stay in our industry.

‘This scholarship is one of several company initiatives to attract, develop and retain talented women in engineering,’ Mr Jewkes said.

Ms Barton is grateful for the additional support.

‘The scholarship will help with study costs and furthering my degree over the coming years. 

‘I have also been offered a paid internship with WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, where I hope to work with the fire engineering or tunnelling teams.  

‘My goal is to get as much understanding as I can about different fields of engineering,’ Ms Barton said.

Now in its fourth year, the WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff Women in Engineering Scholarship is offered each year to a young woman who has been educationally disadvantaged due to financial or geographic circumstances and who is in her first year of engineering study at the University of Queensland. Applications for the 2017 scholarship open in November 2016. To apply visit http://bit.ly/2dcK21E

Photo caption L - R: University of Queensland's WIE Graduate 2016, Jessica Barton,  WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff Director of Transport, Charlie Jewkes. 

 

For additional information, please contact:

Mary Henry

General Manager Communication, Australia New Zealand

Phone: (61) 417 977 864

Email:henrym@pbworld.com 

21 September 2016