Australian YM Profile: Nisha Nijhar

Name: Nisha Nijhar

Role: Engineering Tertiary Student

Company: The University of Melbourne (UniMelb)

Location: Melbourne, Victoria

Institution Roles & Duration:

  1. How did you get involved with the Institution?
  2. I had previously taken over the role of being the key student contact for UniMelb in January 2015. Following this, I joined the Victorian Panel as the Young Member representative in August 2015.

  3. What is your day job?

    I am currently an international student finishing up my Bachelor of Science (Mechanical Systems) at UniMelb - due to graduate in December 2015. Moving forward, I am hoping to begin my Master of Mechanical Systems with UniMelb commencing March 2016.

  4. What keeps you busy outside your day job?

    I enjoy eating delicious food - which works out brilliantly living here in Melbourne. My favourite pastime is scouting and trying out eateries of all sorts. Aside from this, I also enjoy outdoorsy activities in general - particularly bushwalking and/or camping.

  5. Most exciting project you have worked on?

    A big project I have been working on this semester has been the 2015 "Warman Design & Build" competition. The competition requires students to design, build and prove a prototype system in a laboratory environment that serves to meet specificed requirements. It is the most "hands-on" project I have worked on at University and it has been very exciting building the prototype from scratch and watching it perform.

  6. What kind of project would you like to work on?

    I have always wanted to end up working within the Automotive Industry. However, I am only now beginning to source automotive projects to work on in hopes of finding myself besotted with them to confirm that I am working toward the right direction.

  7. What do you see as the engineering challenge for the future?

    I think energy is definitely a challenge both presently and for the future. Huge innovative ideas are being thought up everyday regarding vastly improving the world's sustainability and managing our use of available energy. It's exciting to see what the future holds in store here.

  8. What does being part of the Institution mean to you?

    It is an amazing opportunity to be a part of a global Mechanical Engineering society. The Institution is very active in continually hosting technical and social events to allow for network expansion and promotion of STEM within the community of budding and seasoned engineers - I am glad to be a part of this.

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