Boeing, University of Melbourne partnership to strengthen STEM skills
April 16, 2019
Students at the University of Melbourne will benefit from scholarships, financial and in-kind contributions thanks to a new US$45,000 grant from Boeing.
The grant will contribute to several scholarship opportunities including two scholarships offered to female students completing their Masters of Engineering – Electrical and Software and a further two scholarships open to all Masters of Engineering – Mechanical and Mechatronics students.
“Our partnership with the University of Melbourne demonstrates Boeing’s commitment to encouraging students to pursue careers in STEM,” said Adnan Raghdo, director of Engineering at Boeing Aerostructures Australia.
The new scholarships compliment the already long-standing relationship between Boeing and the University of Melbourne, with students participating in company internships and employees offering advice and insights at on-campus information sessions.
Boeing’s support also extends to extracurricular ventures aimed at maximising diversity and inclusion, including the Victorian Indigenous Engineering Winter School (VIEWS), Girl Power camp and various student clubs and associations.
This latest investment builds upon Boeing's long-standing support of STEM programs, women, military veterans and minorities. In 2018 alone, Boeing contributed a record $284 million to build better communities worldwide.
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