Outstanding Young Alumni of the Year
Four QUT graduates co-founded Tanda, a global workforce management company used by more than 5000 companies worldwide, including Dominos, Bunnings and Telstra. The company has achieved a $20 million turnover in just eight years.Read about Tanda's success
Young Innovation & Entrepreneurship Award
Sarah Moran, Lisy Kane and Tammy Butow received the Young Innovation & Entrepreneurship Award on behalf of Girl Geek Academy; a tech start-up with a mission to teach one million women about launching their own start-up. The trio is now launching a book series for girls interested in STEM.QUT Outstanding Alumni Award winners
2019 SEF Outstanding Alumni Awards
Graduating in 1983 with a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical), Hon. Karen Andrews MP is a trailblazer and champion of STEM and has been recognised by Engineers Australia as one of the country’s most influential women in engineering.
Passing on insights to the next generation
"The possibility of being on the other end of a life-changing conversation is one of the many reasons I have put my hand up to volunteer with QUT’s Science and Engineering Faculty as an industry contact. This is a great opportunity to interact with and learn from various students all the while sharing industry insights with this fantastic institution.” - Donald Piggott-McKellar, Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) 2009.
Engineering Alumnus Larissa Bran Cortez
'It was by chance that I joined the Women in Engineering Chapter. I had an incredible support system when I was studying and I know not every female in STEM has that, so I wanted to help those girls and women where I could.' -Larissa Bran Cortez, Chapter President
Young Alumnus of the Year
Dr Chris Jeffrey received the Young Alumnus of the Year award for his contribution to robotics and the many innovative medical products he created.
QUT Alumnus: Robotics team leader, Will Maddern
Will Maddern leads a team of robotics experts at Nuro, a Silicon Valley start-up aiming to revolutionise the future of logistics and transport. In December 2018, Nuro lauched the world's first unmanned robotic delivery service, autonomously delivering groceries to residents of Phoenix, AZ.
Outstanding Alumnus Award winner Dr Abigail Allwood
Our Outstanding Alumnus Award winner, astrobiologist Dr Abigail Allwood is the first female and first Australian principal investigator to lead any mission to Mars. The rover's mission is to search Mars for signs of past life and if it finds evidence, Dr Allwood's machine will play a lead role in that discovery.
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A QUT researcher will head a program in which digital transformation will help make the construction of Australian buildings safer, faster, cheaper and smarter.
Jackson Campbell’s real-world learning experiences – and willingness to say yes to every opportunity – have landed him his dream job working for a global construction and consultancy firm in London.