HEI is very pleased to announce that the 2018 Hunter Environmental Institute Scholarship has been awarded to Maddison Marquez Brand. The scholarship is worth $4000 and is awarded by a panel of academic and professional staff at the University of Newcastle, based on a student’s academic achievements and other factors.
Maddison is a full time student in her 4th year of a Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental) (Honours). She is a committed student who has achieved exceptional results throughout her studies so far. In 2015 and 2016 Maddison’s hard work earned her a place on the Dean’s Merit List for Excellent Results.
As well as her studies, Maddison is a committed member of multiple university clubs. In 2017 she was an executive committee member of Robogals Newcastle, which is a student run non-for-profit organisation that aims to close the gender gap that exists within the engineering field by encouraging more female involvement in STEM subjects. Maddison is also a member of the Newcastle University Student Environment Club (NUSEC) working on local Landcare projects.
“In this organisation I work as part of a team on Landcare projects. Overall, I am committed to working towards positive change for the environment and the community through my everyday activities.”
Upon completion of her studies, Maddison would like to pursue a career in waste management, specifically developing innovative methods for ensuring that there is minimal impact to the environment. She would also like to continue volunteering her time towards achieving gender equality in the Engineering Industry.
For more details about the HEI Scholarship follow this link.