NEXT GENERATION CONFERENCE SCHOLARSHIPS

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2018 Next Generation Conference Scholarship initiative. Rail sector personnel aged 25yrs and under were invited to submit their innovative ideas on how to disrupt, market and promote the rail industry in a positive and impactful way, as well as educating the broader community’s perception of the benefits of rail.

We received a record number of submissions for this year’s Next Generation Conference Scholarships and as a result, increased the number of recipients from five to ten.

Congratulations to the 2018 Next Generation Conference Scholarships Recipients:

Darcy Carroll, Trainee Engineer, Vossloh Cogifer
Rail – The Key to The Great Australian Dream

Jisun Chang, Graduate Engineer (Currently a Vacation Student), Arup
Rail-KEA: The City-Wide Organisation Solution

Leah Griffiths, Intern, Siemens Mobility
Interactive Rail Network Display

Robert Hoffman, Consultant – Engineering & Asset Management Advisory, KPMG
Humans of Rail

Elena Marr, Graduate Civil Engineer, Public Transport Authority of Western Australia
A City Without Trains

Damen McCarl, Delivery Engineer, ARTC
Educating Future Industry Leaders

Elodie O’Sullivan, Graduate Engineer, WSP
Smartphone Applications Targeted at Schools

Laurence Palombi, Business Development Engineer, PHM Technology
Rail – Leading the adoption of Innovative Technologies

Chelsea Simanhadi, Graduate Overhead Wiring Engineer, Aurecon
Rail- More than Getting from A to B

Jack Vallis, Data Engineer, Lachlan Dickson Consulting
Leveraging Social Business Concepts to Increase Commuter Engagement

The AusRAIL committee was very impressed by the high quality of entries received from recent and current graduates. This year, the Scholarship recipients will have the opportunity to display their ideas as part of a new ‘Winning Ideas’ poster session within the Innovation Hub. Visit the Innovation Hub on Level 1 of the Exhibition to view this year’s winning ideas.