Issue 9
Monday, 06 June 2016
Charles Darwin University
Nadia Craven will attend the AINSE Winter School at Lucas Heights in Sydney
Nadia Craven will attend the AINSE Winter School at Lucas Heights in Sydney

Student receives prestigious scholarship

By Leanne Miles

A Charles Darwin University student with a special interest in understanding how nuclear techniques can aid sustainability in the future has been awarded a prestigious scholarship.

Bachelor of Engineering Science/Master of Engineering (Civil) student Nadia Craven has been awarded a scholarship to attend the Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINSE) Winter School at Lucas Heights in Sydney.

The scholarship is offered to senior undergraduate students from AINSE member universities interested in the use of nuclear techniques, across a wide range of disciplines including archaeology, biology, chemistry, engineering, geology, materials science, medicine, nanotechnology, and physics.

Nadia said she had always been interested in sustainability and chose to study engineering because she wanted to help solve the world-wide issue of creating clean energy.

“By improving my knowledge and understanding of nuclear techniques I hope to be part of the solution to providing Australia with a more sustainable future,” Nadia said. “I believe the applications of nuclear techniques are already used in a few countries to increase production sustainably. It also reduces greenhouse gas emissions in agriculture.”

As part of the winter school Nadia will meet high-profile speakers, tour the Lucas Heights Science and Technology Centre labs and facilities and attend lectures and experimental sessions.

“I am excited about meeting new people and learning new things,” she said. “I am also hoping to gain some further insights in the area of using nuclear techniques for cleaner water, which I hope will form the focus of my post-graduate study next year.”

Nadia will attend the winter school in July.