"What excites me most about the power industry is the number of unsolved problems and room for innovation that the shift to renewables is creating, and that solutions to these problems are of great importance to society."
API Bursary Recipient (Graduating 2023)
WHO ARE THEY: I’m a highly self-motivated learner who enjoys teaching themselves new skills and sharing their enthusiasm with others – whether it’s about a new programming language or Salsa dance move. At UTAS I’m studying maths, statistics, and physics, of which statistics is my favourite. Recently I completed a summer research project in collaboration with the Migrant Resource Centre, using stochastic modelling to inform management of their short-term accommodation. I hope to pursue a career which offers both challenging, interesting problems, and the opportunity to have a positive impact on society.
KEY STRENGTHS: Statistical Modelling (R, MATLAB), Data handling, Programming (Python, MATLAB).
WHY CHOOSE THIS DEGREE?
Where it all started for me
Completed High School
What did I end up studying?
Bachelor of Science from University of Tasmania
Entering the industry
My previous work experience
My work placement experience
My best experience in the industry so far has been my summer placement at TasNetworks. I was part of the Network Master Data team, responsible for managing network asset data. Memorable moments include learning about the scale and complexity of the NEM, getting my hands dirty at the field workforce training centre, and learning about their Eagle Strike-Risk Model, which used modelling techniques relevant to my studies.
What I'm doing now
My current goal for the future is to better understand challenges faced by the power industry in the transition to renewables, so that I can find the role I would be most effective in.
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