A Taste Turns into a Feast 2011

The annual 12-week Taste of Research Summer Scholarship program once again offered a unique opportunity to high-achieving undergraduate students to participate in the Faculty of Engineering's research activities and gain industrial training relevant to careers in research and development (R&D) in industry, universities or research organisations. 

Taste of Research Scholarships are available to third-year undergraduate students Australia wide and are funded by the Faculty of Engineering and its 10 Schools as well as National Information and Communications Technology Australia (NICTA). 

Sixty of the 236 applicants for the 2010/2011 program received scholarships, including 2 students from the University of Adelaide. 

At the Taste of Research poster presentation on 17 February, posters were pre-judged into one of three research themes: Fundamental and Enabling Research, the Digital Future, and Resources and Infrastructure for the Future and the 12 students who were short-listed were invited to give oral presentations. 

5 students were awarded the Best Poster Prize after giving oral presentations at the event. The Judging Panel was impressed by the quality of their oral presentations and posters. 

Supervisors are very pleased with the quality of the Taste of Research students who are capable, motivated and have keen interest in their projects. After having a "Taste of Research", many students expressed that they would consider further study in the future. 

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Taste of Research Summer Scholarship prize winners for the 'Best Poster Prize' photographed with Professor John Whitelock, Associate Dean (Research), Faculty of Engineering and Professor Hugh Durrant-Whyte, CEO of NICTA. l-r: Anirudh Mukkavilli, Alexandra Boulgakov, Alexander Krisman, Gough Lui, Yinn Wan.
Taste of Research Summer Scholarship prize winners for the 'Best Poster Prize' photographed with Professor John Whitelock, Associate Dean (Research), Faculty of Engineering and Professor Hugh Durrant-Whyte, CEO of NICTA. l-r: Anirudh Mukkavilli, Alexandra Boulgakov, Alexander Krisman, Gough Lui, Yinn Wan.

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