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Featured News JCU helps students kick-start the innovation agenda

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Tue, 13 Dec 2016

JCU helps students kick-start the innovation agenda

JCU Geophysics students conduct high-tech water quality field experiments near Katherine, NT
JCU Geophysics students conduct high-tech water quality field experiments near Katherine, NT

James Cook University will help students from northern Queensland and beyond take advantage of the innovation agenda, unveiling its exciting new Innovator Scholarships.

JCU is offering $5,000 scholarships to students planning to enrol in undergraduate studies in one of three new innovative degrees: Bachelor of Engineering in Electronic Systems and the Internet of Things; Bachelor of Advanced Science, or the Bachelor of Environmental Practice.

The Dean of the College of Science and Engineering, Professor Marcus Lane said the scholarships would help students kick-start their studies in some of JCU’s most innovative courses.

“Whether it’s JCU’s pioneering Internet of Things degree, its Advanced Science course that targets high-achieving students who are passionate about science, or its ground-breaking Environmental Practice degree that examines the great sustainability challenges facing the world, these scholarships will help students prepare for a career of the future.”

The College of Science and Engineering’s Associate Dean for Engagement, Associate Professor Jeremy VanDerWal said science, environment and engineering are key areas for the jobs of the future.

“These new degrees will prepare students with the skills and knowledge to create the jobs and opportunities of the future, or prepare them as an innovative workforce for industry.

“Working closely with, and learning from, world class researchers and industry leaders means the students gain real experiences addressing real world problems.”

Applications close midnight, 23 December 2016.

Contacts

For interviews please contact:

Professor Marcus Lane         0430 537 736

Associate Professor Jeremy VanDerWal     0416 743 273