2016 UQ Endownment Fund Report for the ES Cornwall Memorial Scholarship

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Nov 022017
 

Those interested in the opportunities provided to young Australian engineers working in the electricity sector could be interested in the details provided in this “2016 UQ Endowment Report” for the ES Cornwall Memorial Scholarship.

Readers are reminded of the background to the scholarship provided here.

Three new ES Cornwall scholars appointed in 2017

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Sep 262017
 

Simon Bartlett , the Chair of the ES Cornwall Memorial Scholarship Advisory Committee is pleased to announce that the 60 year old tradition of Outstanding Applications and awards for the Scholarship is again highlighted in 2017

With five excellent applicants to choose from, the Advisory Committee selected three successful scholars for the 2017 awards being the following people:

Scholarship Recipient Area of International Scholarship Experience
Christopher Du Plessis from AEMO Christopher plans to spend 18 months working for system operators and the US National Renewables Laboratory investigating consultative power system planning practices in high renewables environments.

You will be able to stay in touch with all of Christopher’s reports here on the ES Cornwall website (and more generally on LinkedIn here).  Being an 18 month scholarship, there will be 6 x Quarterly Reports and a Final Report as well.

Tara-Lee MacArthur from Ergon Energy Tara-Lee will spend 12 months working for transformer manufacturers and related suppliers in south east Asia and Europe investigating power transformer design, manufacture and testing processes.

You will be able to stay in touch with all of Tara-Lee’s reports here on the ES Cornwall website (and more generally on LinkedIn here).  Being an 12 month scholarship, there will be 4 x Quarterly Reports and a Final Report as well.

Alexandra Price from Energex Alexandra will spend 6 months undertaking an intense investigation of European practices for live line and live substation work through meetings with key  companies and participation in relevant conferences.

You will be able to stay in touch with all of Alexandra’s reports here on the ES Cornwall website (and more generally on LinkedIn here).  Being an 6 month scholarship, there will be 2 x Quarterly Reports and a Final Report as well.

Congratulations to all three 2017 ESCornwall scholars.

Invitation – Briefing for ES Cornwall Scholarship 2017 – Tuesday 11th July at University of Queensland (5pm-7pm)

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Jul 052017
 
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You are invited to

Presentations from recent ES Cornwall Scholarship recipients Beer Opatsuwan and Stephen Sproul on their experiences working overseas and

A briefing for potential applicants for the 2017 ES Cornwall Memorial Scholarship for which applications are now open and close on 31st July 2017

Tuesday 11th July 2017

5pm – 7pm

Starting with networking over nibbles and drinks

 

St Leo’s College, College Road

University of Queensland, St Lucia

 

 

RSVP by COB Friday 7 July 2017 to Mandeep Waraich: pesadmin@itee.uq.edu.au

For more information:

  1. download the scholarship brochure and application form from this site; or
  2. contact Gail Smith at University of Queensland ITEE Scholarship office at g.smith@eait.uq.edu.au

The ES Cornwall scholarship is awarded every three years in memory of Edward Satchwell Cornwall who, in the first half of the 20th Century, was a highly influential member of the Queensland energy industry and a strong advocate of tertiary education and professional development for engineers working in the power industry.  This website has been developed to provide more information.

Prestigious Cornwall Scholarship (for 2017) now open to Power Engineering Graduates in Queensland

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Jun 102017
 

Applications are now being called for one of Queensland’s most prestigious and longstanding scholarships that provides up to 18 months overseas work experience for young power engineers, the E.S. Cornwall Memorial Scholarship.

The scholarship is awarded every two years in memory of Edward Satchwell Cornwall who, in the first half of the 20th Century, was a highly influential member of the Queensland energy industry and a strong advocate of tertiary education and professional development for engineers working in the power industry.

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Ergon describe ES Cornwall scholarship as an ‘Experience of a lifetime’

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Feb 202017
 

Fresh from completing a six month tenure with ABB’s Microgrid and Distributed Generation Research and Development team in Italy, 2015 ES Cornwall Scholar Stephen Sproul was recently profiled by Ergon Energy.

Stephen is currently working for Strategen Consulting in California, USA with a focus in the field of renewables, clean energy and advanced grid technologies providing utilities with strategy and policy advice. Stephen will return to his position as part of the Ergon Technology Development team in Cairns when he returns to Australia in the middle of the year.

Two scholarships awarded, to start in 2016

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Nov 092015
 

In June 2015 the call for applications was made for the next round of the E.S.Cornwall Memorial Scholarship.

Following from this, the University of Queensland received perhaps the largest number of applicants for the scholarship in recent memory.  A significant proportion of these applicants were of high quality.

As such, the selection process has taken a number of months to complete.  At the end of this process, two scholarships have been awarded – both of 9 months duration – as follows:

Scholar #1 is Mr. Beer Opatsuwan, currently an engineer at Energex

Mr Opatsuwan will be heading overseas in 2016 to study aspects of Asset Management Excellence.

During  the course of his scholarship, Beer will provide quarterly reports, which will be hosted on this website.

Scholar #2 is Mr. Stephen Sproul, currently an engineer at Ergon Energy

Mr Sproul will be heading overseas in 2016 to study aspects of Improving Network Utilisation, Renewables Hosting and Affordability through New Technologies.

The quarterly reports which Stephen provides throughout his scholarship period will also be available here on the scholarship website.

Both topics are considered to be of high value and relevance to the Australian power industry and worthy of being pursued under the Scholarship.

We wish both of them the best experiences in their time overseas – and look forward to them returning, to provide a benefit to the Queensland (and Australian) electricity supply industry.

 

 

Information Session on Cornwall Scholarship – Thursday Evening, 16th July

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Jun 302015
 

For those young engineers working in the electricity supply industry who are considering submission of an application in the latest round of the scholarship (closing 31st July), an information evening has been organised so you can learn more about the scholarship and ask questions of past scholars.

Key details are as follows:

Where:  Room 502 (5th floor) – Advanced Engineering Building (Building 49), Staff House Road, University of Queensland

When:  Thursday 16th July 17:00-18:30

The session will cover:

RSVP:  Please email m.waraich@uq.edu.au to advise if you are attending the briefing for catering purposes

Prestigious Cornwall Scholarship now open to Queensland engineering graduates

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Jun 172015
 

Applications are now being called for one of Queensland’s most prestigious and longstanding scholarships that provides up to 18 months overseas work experience for young power engineers, the E.S. Cornwall Memorial Scholarship.

The scholarship is awarded every two years in memory of Edward Satchwell Cornwall who, in the first half of the 20th Century, was a highly influential member of the Queensland energy industry and a strong advocate of tertiary education and professional development for engineers working in the power industry.  Further history is here.

Engineering graduates from all Queensland universities are now eligible to apply for the E.S. Cornwall Scholarship.  Preference is given to applicants with 3 to 5 years’ experience in the power industry.

Chair of the Scholarship Advisory Committee, Professor Simon Bartlett at UQ, is a former scholarship recipient himself and said that

“The scholarship provides young engineers with invaluable experience in the global power industry and is a life changing experience, both career-wise and personally.”

“In addition to technical ability, the Committee is looking for a young engineer who demonstrates initiative and thorough planning as well as leadership ability and who would benefit from overseas work experience.”

Head of the power and energy systems group at The University of Queensland, Professor Tapan Saha, said:

“the E.S. Cornwall Memorial Scholarship provided an outstanding opportunity for a young engineer to learn from overseas best practice in areas of key importance to the Queensland power industry.”

The scholarship recipient receives $3,500 per month (on top of their overseas engineering salary), for up to 18 months to pursue a program of work that typically consists of employment with several overseas electricity utilities, a manufacturing company or research organisation, and could cover study for a higher degree with a leading overseas university.

The first E.S. Cornwall Scholarship was awarded in 1957 and since then, it has been awarded to a total of 26 individuals, many of whom now hold (or have held) senior positions within the electricity industry.

The scholarship took its current recipient, Matthew Zillmann (a UQ graduate working for Ergon Energy) to the United Kingdom, Europe and the United States – where he has been investigating innovative asset management practices used by leading distribution networks.

“My program has already enabled me to gain experience with UK Power Networks in London, participate in international technical forums in Europe and visit research institutions in Germany”,

Matthew says from Chicago, where he has just commenced 9 months employment with Commonwealth Edison.  He continues:

 “My experience thus far has allowed me to review the effectiveness of UK Power Network’s state-of-the-art asset management systems and evaluate their regulator’s latest RIIO incentive scheme that provides commercial drivers to UK distribution businesses.”

“The opportunity provided by the scholarship has been life changing, both professionally and personally. As I look to the opportunities and challenges ahead in my career, I hold this experience and what it has taught me in the highest regard. It already is and will continue to be one of the highlights of my career.”

Applications for the E.S. Cornwall Memorial Scholarship close on 31 July 2015.

Download the Application Form in DOC.  For further background, and reference offline, see the scholarship brochure here.

Final 3 months in Glasgow with Scottish Power – my 6th quarterly report

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Aug 192013
 

Please find attached here my final quarterly E. S. Cornwall Scholarship report outlining my period of  employment from the 24 th of January 2013 to the 24th of May 2013.

During my final quarter with Iberdrola Engineering and Construction (IEC), I continued to work on the substation automation system (SAS) design for Scottish Power’s first two IEC 61850  implementation projects: the Windyhill 132kV Switchgear Replacement project and the Chapelcross 132kV Switchgear Replacement project.

After completing my placement with IEC in May, I was able to take advantage of the travel  opportunities facilitated by the scholarship and spend six weeks travelling overland from Europe to Vietnam before returning to Australia.

During this time, I was fortunate to be able to arrange a meeting with a senior power automation engineer at the China Electric Power Research Institute (CEPRI) in Beijing, to discuss the IEC 61850 developments currently taking place in China.

It should be noted that due to confidentiality, I am not able to include specific information relating to customer projects.

I welcome the your feedback on this report and the experience that I have gained throughout my scholarship tenure.

Applications open – for the next round of E.S.Cornwall scholars

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Jan 242013
 

As a young Queensland engineer working in the Electricity Supply Industry, how much would you learn and grow (professionally and personally) from an overseas professional work experience placement, in a countries of your choice, for a 9-18 month duration?

The E.S Cornwall Scholarship has been running for 60 years, and previous scholars have described their experiences as follows:

“Above all, it was a life changing experience and my wife and I fully immersed ourselves in travel, new friends, new experiences, and enriching our lives.”
Brian Becconsall (1965)

“In a profound way, this period has become a reference point in my professional life. Since then I have a broader toolkit and some great contacts. But the value of the experience goes far beyond my work objective. I consider it as one of the defining periods of my life.”
Frank Montiel (1998)

“The ES Cornwall scholarship is not only a great opportunity to further your career but also to see the world. The niche experience gained will be an asset to you professionally but will also benefit prospective employers and the Australian ESI as a whole.”
Aidan Roberts (2008)

“Aside from the work based activities, I have been fortunate enough to experience a different way of life and benefited from involving myself the variety of cultures and people in Europe, Northern Afri-ca & North America. I have many great memories from my time abroad, both professionally and personal – far too many to list.”
Nick Craig (2008)

More details about what these people thought are here in the Scholarship Brochure.

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