NCWQ Science Bursary: meet our 2018 recipient!

This year’s NCWQ bursary award ceremony was one to remember. Among the many special women being recognised for their achievements and talents, was Katie Ramage.

Receiving the NCWQ Science bursary, Katie was recognised for her achievements in a number of areas.

This bursary, commencing in 2016, is sponsored by June McNicol. From her working days as a metallurgist, she appreciates the difficulties for women working in the physical sciences field. This bursary reflects her career expertise and her desire to assist female students following in her footsteps.

To apply for this bursary, the following criteria must have addressed the following:

  • A female resident of Queensland enrolled in at least the second year of study in a Bachelor’s degree in a physical science (physics, chemistry, engineering, geology.)
  • Able to demonstrate a record of achievement in the science field, either through your school or university studies, or through involvement in a science-related project (e.g. local conservation group).
  • An Australian citizen or a Permanent Resident of Australia

NCWQ is very pleased to award this bursary to Katie in 2018.

As a 2nd year Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering student at the University of Queensland, Katie Ramage has excelled academically, continuing to add to the many awards she won at school and as a fresher.

In addition she has endeavoured to gain as much industry experience as she can.   For example, she has worked as an undergraduate engineer with Glencore Australia at Clermont Open-Cut Coal mine in her 3 week mid year & 3 month summer vacation.

In 2017 she participated in the Engineers without Borders Challenge considering water purification in East Santo, Vanuatu.

Her ambition is to make a positive contribution to the future sustainability, sustained growth and prosperity of both Australian and global mineral resources using chemical and metallurgical processes.

Congratulations Katie! We are so looking forward to following your exciting ongoing journey.

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