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2018 Futures Challenge Winner!

Maddy Stahlhut

University of Southern Queensland

Congratulations to Maddy Stahlhut on winning the 2018 Futures Challenge with her thesis - Potential for energy generation using pumped storage hydro power in the Toowoomba Water Supply

Read about the #IPWEAQ18 Futures Challenge participants experience in our December 2018 issue of Engineering for Public Works!

2018 IPWEAQ Futures Challenge

The IPWEAQ Futures Challenge invites final year students studying engineering and related disciplines to present their thesis or research project at the conference. Students are asked to prepare an A1 poster board which clearly outlines the key elements of their thesis or research project and present their conclusions, recommendations and outcomes to conference delegates.


The Future Challenge winner is then chosen by a panel of judges. In addition to the opportunity to meet a wide range of industry leaders and build their personal profile, the winner also receives a complimentary registration to the next IPWEAQ annual conference valued at over $2,000.


Thank you to our 2018 Futures Challenge Finalists

Matthew Soldatenko

Queensland University of Technology

Reinforced Concrete Wall Performance Under Earthquake Loading

Lindsay Stafford

Central Queensland University

Controlling and Mentoring Algae Blooms in Effluent Storage Ponds