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.Watch her story on YouTube
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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Science and Engineering Alumni of the Dean's Scholars
Our Science and Engineering Alumni of the Dean's Scholars (SEADS) Program brings together a prestigious group of highly sought-after STEM professionals. This exclusive group is open to both graduates and current students of the Dean's Scholars Program.Connect with the chapter
Women in Engineering Alumni Network
Women in Engineering (WIE) is a network of female engineering alumni. The network encourages social and professional connections, offers ongoing support to members, and engages with high school programs that encourage science and engineering.Connect with the chapter
QUT Young Alumni Chapter
QUT Young Alumni is a vibrant chapter that provides QUT graduates under the age of 35 with access to personal and professional development and social networking opportunities in Brisbane.Connect with the chapter
QUT Big Lift
The QUT Big Lift is a student-designed project that gives young volunteers (students and alumni) the opportunity to make a difference in rural communities while broadening the horizons to future professional and volunteering opportunities.Connect with the chapter
PhD student Naomi Paxton has been named the 2019 Student Leader of the Year at the QUT Student Leadership Awards.
Constantly evolving teaching curriculum and trialling innovative teaching methods is what Thomas Rainey credits for his success in Australia’s only chemical process engineering course.