Jarod’s Story

Jarod Grining Coming from an isolated Tasmanian town, I had never experienced anything quite like the Indigenous Australian Engineering School before. The IAES gave me the opportunity to meet and learn from skilled professionals, visit sites and headquarters where innovations are made daily, and see first-hand the technologies and processes that shape the engineering industry. […]

Chloe’s Story

Chloe Radoll Being in the IAES camp in 2018 really helped me to cement my love in engineering and more specifically mechatronics engineering. Being in year 10 at the time it gave me the opportunity to explore all aspects in engineering but also the more specific side of mechatronics. I enjoyed being able to meet […]

Connor’s Story

Connor Hughes In 2019 I was privileged to participate in the Indigenous Australian Engineering schools summer camp. This was an unbelievable experience which truly cemented my passion for becoming an engineer and for this I am incredibly appreciative. At first, I was hesitant as what engineering field I wanted to study at university. Although I […]

Miranda’s Story

Miranda Mahoney Excited to see what the future holds In November 2020, Miranda Mahoney graduated from The University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Miranda attributes her interest in engineering to attending IAES as a Year-12 student, saying it opened my eyes to the possibilities of an engineering career. “Studying engineering […]

Courtney’s Story

Courtney Ryder came to the first IAESS in 1998. In 2021 Courtney gained her PhD from the University of New South Wales  for her thesis which focused on understanding the nuanced ways in which health inequity manifestations impact on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families. Listing all of her inspiring achievements would require much more […]

Jemila’s Story

IAES 2011  Environmental Engineer The impact of change takes only one step, and as an Alumni of such an amazing program words fail me when it comes to the ongoing and continual support of the mentors, whose commitment and dedication to each and everyone of the participants to strive to achieve the very vision of Jeff Dobell – […]

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 […]