NZ student excels in forest engineering
Friday 18 Dec 2020
This has capped of a very good year Jacob. He was awarded the NZIF Jon Dey Memorial scholarship at the start of the year to support his final year research project and did that proud by then taking out the Forest Engineering Dissertation prize. His work was on woodlot infrastructure and has helped set a benchmark for requirements.
Based on his grades over the last two years he was also awarded the top prize for overall graduating forest engineer. “I’ve seen how hard he has worked this last year, but it has also been his passion and enthusiasm for forestry that fully justifies this recognition”, say Visser. Jacob has started his career with the China Forestry Group and is based in Wellington.
2nd year forest engineering students Milan Clarke, Frazer French, Pat Goeysinsup and 3rd year students Cameron Jones, Simon Smith, Luke Wilson all achieved a better than A- average for the year. “Grades are not everything, but this puts them into the top 10% of the engineering students at Canterbury so it is a nice recognition of their effort and achievement to date.
“I think it reflects very positively on forestry as a whole in that we not only attract good students into the programme, but they also have the motivation to do really well based on the engagement with industry”, says Visser.
Note: Forest Engineering has a new website ( forestengineering.org where you can download the forest engineering student project reports, as well as see this year’s project presentations.
Source: University of Canterbury
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