ANU Research School of Engineering student Elizabeth Cowling has been awarded the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) Women in Broadcast Technology (WiBT) scholarship for 2017.
Elizabeth, who is currently in her second year of a Bachelor of Engineering degree (Electronics & Communications, Honours), received the award from ABC Deputy GM Technology, Margaret Cassidy at today’s ceremony.
The scholarship will offer Elizabeth a 4 week paid placement with the ABC Technology team in Canberra, where she will experience the fast-paced environment associated with broadcast media. In addition, Elizabeth will receive a $1,000 grant for costs associated with her field of study.
“The Women in Broadcast Technology scholarship is a fantastic opportunity for hands on experience with electronics and it has been really great to connect what I’m learning at university to real world applications,” said Elizabeth.
Dean of the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science, Elanor Huntington has congratulated Elizabeth on her scholarship.
“I’m delighted that Elizabeth has been awarded the Women in Broadcast Technology scholarship. Elizabeth is a shining example of what it means to be an engineer in the 21st century, using her technical skills to bring change to the world and I hope that Elizabeth winning this scholarship inspires others to follow in her footsteps.”
The ABC WiBT scholarship encourages women to consider a career in the traditionally male-dominated broadcasting and IT fields. The scholarship has been running for over 20 years with ANU engineering student Arlene Mendoza awarded the 2016 placement.
Learn more about Elizabeth Cowling’s ANU journey here.