Winner of the Institute of Transportation Engineers Australia and New Zealand (ITEANZ) Undergraduate Award 2019
UNSW Engineering student Jessica Athayde has won the Institute of Transportation Engineers Australia and New Zealand (ITEANZ) Undergraduate Award at the UNSW round and then at the overall Australian & New Zealand round.
The prestigious award includes a cash prize and the chance to attend the ITEANZ awards ceremony during their annual breakfast. It follows her participation in an undergraduate program run by SMEC, an infrastructure project company.
Jessica, who now works with SMEC in the Roads and Highways team, working in design on infrastructure projects, notes this enabled her to develop an appreciation for the importance of the planning phase and how infrastructure shapes urban cities like Sydney. She will graduate from UNSW in mid-2019 with a dual degree in Civil Engineering and Commerce, said she was excited and proud to be recognised by such a respected organisation such as the ITEANZ.
“This is a fantastic opportunity to share with the industry what I learnt while developing my thesis on employment decentralisation policies in Sydney, looking at the transport and economic perspectives,” she said.
Ms Athayde has also been accepted into the Australian Institute of Traffic Planning and Management (AITPM) annual conference to present on her honours thesis towards the end of the year in Adelaide.
Jessica Athayde is now working with engineering infrastructure company SMEC and will graduate from UNSW Engineering mid-2019. Picture: UNSW
Original Article written by Lachlan Gilbert published in UNSW Newsroom 1 March 2019