James Curran

James Curran

James Curran was at school in Rockhampton when he heard about Engineering Aid Australia’s Summer School. Up until then he hadn’t thought much about engineering or engineers but he said the summer school at Newcastle Uni “seemed like an opportunity to go to a different place and see something different”. James went to EAA’s summer… Meet the participants


Engineering Aid Australia (EAA) is a charitable organisation whose principal aim is to encourage Indigenous secondary school students going into Years 10, 11, and 12 to consider a career as a professional engineer.

EAA conducts summer schools in Sydney and Perth in January each year providing students with a wide range of engineering activities, site visits and opportunities to meet employers and young engineers from our sponsoring engineering companies.

EAA also assist students who have attended a summer school by:

  • providing them with financial assistance to complete their secondary school studies and to study engineering or a related course at University; and
  • helping them to find work experience and career opportunities  with our sponsoring engineering companies.