Leon’s Story

Leon Oriti

100 Days of Deadly Mob Leon Oriti, Bardi and Karrajari on my mother’s side I was raised my whole life in Perth. My Aboriginality comes from my mother who is from the Kimberley region. Unfortunately she passed away 2 years after I was born, though left me with a gigantic extended family who share their […]

Levi’s Story

Levi Dance

IAES greatly influenced my decision in choosing engineering as it provided a way to see into the workforce and what everyday life may be like as an engineer. It offered me information to any questions I may have had regarding a career in engineering and provided knowledge on the different streams that I could choose […]

Fletcher’s Story

Fletcher Reilly

As you are likely aware, I participated in the IAES back in 2012 at the age of 16 before commencing my senior years at high school. At the time, I held strong interests in construction and building but had no idea how I could translate that into a successful career. The concept of “engineering” was […]

Ross’s Story

Ross Peek

Engineering Aid AustraliaAlumni & Mentor for Indigenous Careers in Engineering Oct 2012 – PresentAs a senior Indigenous professional and alumni of the EAA Summer School, I cannot recommend the program highly enough. Aspiring students will derive immense value from attending the program for years to come, as I have. Each year I am even more […]

Jaden’s Story

Jaden Dzubiel

IAES has helped me in my decision to become an Engineer the camp gave me great connections to the Industry. Getting to know different companies who specialise in Oil and Gas, and Construction type work lead me to ask different questions on what an Engineer actually does. For the most part of my life, I […]

Joshua’s Story

Josh McLeod at microphone

The IAES camp was what really started me on my path to becoming an engineer. Before the camp I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do, but after the camp, it opened my eyes on what a great career engineering would be. I am a member of AIME and I have volunteered with various other […]

Lucas’s Story

Lucas Bachmann

I was privileged enough to be one of the grade 11 or 12 students invited to attend the Indigenous Australian Engineering Summer School (IAESS) at the University of Sydney during January 2016. This summer school played a big part in my goals for study for the remainder of high school and university, whilst providing me […]

Cate’s Story

Cate Hollingsworth

Cate Hollingsworth My name is Cate Hollingsworth and I’m an Indigenous woman from Perth, I attended the IAES camp in 2016. My desire to attend the camp is probably like most year 9 students, not excited or overly happy to be giving up a weeks worth of my time to but forced by a teacher who actually knows […]

Jack’s Story

Jack Coppins

Summary – IAES Communities session presentation, January 2020 Jacks Story by Jack Coppins – Undergraduate Mechanical Engineer, Aurecon &Former IAES Student (2015) My engineering pathway began when my teacher asked me what kind of job I wanted to pursue after school. I didn’t really have a dream job or any real idea of what I […]

Ezra’s Story

Ezra Jacobs-Smith

100 Days of Deadly Mob 22 November 2016 · Ezra Jacobs-Smith, Whadjuk, Yued and BallardongNyoongar, English and Irish “I studied mining engineering for three years and learnt a lot about the mining, and oil & gas industries in that time – particularly how dependent we have become on them. The benefits of mining, our homes, cars, […]