iMOVE 2019 Undergraduate Student Industry Program awards


iMOVE held an event in Melbourne to showcase the work of its 2019 intake of Undergraduate Student Industry Program participants. Videos were watched, and prizes were awarded.

Each of the teams of students were earlier in the year matched with an industry partner. During the year in addition to working on their projects, the students also underwent communications and social media training, and to wrap up the year each team produced a short video. At the event those videos were judged and voted on by a panel of iMOVE staff, university staff, and the students attending the event. Prizes were awarded to Best Video, Runner-up, and Most Improved.

‘Each year the students in this program continue to amaze me with their capabilities and enthusiasm. It is an unmissable opportunity for students to gain real world experience working with industry outside of the classroom, and provides a rewarding experience to our industry partners by gaining access to the latest graduates entering the workforce,’ said iMOVE’s Programs Coordinator, Renae Leeson.

We’re already talking to companies and universities for the 2020 Undergraduate Student Industry Program, and would also like to encourage interested parties to get in touch via the program’s Enquiry Form.

Congratulations to all who took part in the program. The winning videos were:

Best video: Tim Warner

Tim Warner is a fourth-year Robotics and Mechatronics student at Swinburne University of Technology. His industry partner in this work was Darkspede, and his work addressed the problem of how to assess situations and gather data in environments in which high-toxin environments were barriers to emergency services.

Runner-up: Timothy Kalinowski

Timothy attends the Swinburne University of Technology. In his project he was mentored by Darkspede. It looked at the use of a drone to collect data in situations involving a hazardous, toxic environment.

Most improved: Bridget di Mieri and Sarah Hayes

Bridget di Mieri and Sarah Hayes are students at the Swinburne University of Technology. Their project, ‘Shift’, was in response to this question: How might we improve customer experience by optimising pedestrian flow when boarding and exiting trains during peak hour travel? Their industry partner in this work was the National Road Safety Program Partnership (NSRPP).

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