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From giant structures to devices too small to be seen, engineers transform the world around them and the lives of people living in it.
For the past four years, create has highlighted Australia’s Most innovative engineers and the inspiring ideas they have brought to life.

From the ocean floor to space, defence to renewable energy, pioneering podcasts to solar-powered sojourns, the engineers we have celebrated have been responsible for transforming the world around us.

Explore the 2019 Australia’s Most Innovative Engineers list here.

In 2020, we are looking to do it again. We want to recognise outstanding engineers who have made noteworthy contributions. Engineers can nominate themselves or be nominated by others.

Nominations are open to all engineers working in Australia and all Australian engineers working overseas.

Entrants do not need to be members of Engineers Australia.

Any technology, project or product mentioned must have been developed, commenced or completed between 28 February 2018 and 28 February 2020.

Engineers who have been included in previous lists can enter again, as long as it is not with the same project for which they were selected.

Engineers can enter in a number of different categories: Building and Construction; Community; Consulting; Electronics and Communication, General Industry; Manufacturing and Automation; Mining, Oil and Gas; Research and Academia; and Utilities.

There is also a Young Engineers category, for which entrants must be 35 or under on 30 June 2020.

If you are concerned about nominating because of confidentiality issues, you can request that proprietary details of your innovation not be published.

Nominations are open now and will close on 19 March 2020, so it is important to start working on your entry now.

Second year mechanical engineering students from universities across Asia Pacific have put theory into practice in the annual Warman Design and Build competition since 1988. Established by Engineers Australia, with Weir Minerals as the sole sponsor, this competition is integrated into Australian universities’ engineering curriculum, and plays a valuable role in developing the talent of our future engineers.

Marking 80 years since the invention of the Warman® pump in Kalgoorlie, Australia, the competition fosters the engineering ingenuity that has defined the iconic pump since 1938.

“Weir Minerals places great emphasis on corporate social responsibility, but the annual Warman Design and Build competition is particularly close to our hearts as it accelerates the growth of STEM students,” states Terese Withington, Regional Managing Director, APAC. “We are very proud to be associated with this competition.”

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Nine engineering Student members joined virtual “Team EA” to take part in Elsevier’s Engineering Academic Challenge competition ran for 5 weeks in September-October this year. Out Team finished 5th overall competing with hundreds of students from more than 100 participating institutions from around the world.

Engineers Australia would like to congratulate Team EA’s top scorer, Mr Tenny Xie, engineering student from UNSW. Tenny achieved 4th spot overall competing with more than 460 STEM students in individual ranking. Another EA Student member, Thanh Nguyen also got in the top 10, finishing 6th overall.

The Engineering Academic Challenge is a problem-based competition built around 5 multi-disciplinary themes using Compendex and Knovel databases.

For more information and search Compendex and Knovel databases, log in to MyPortal and select ‘Information Resource Centre’ or click here.

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