Note of Thanks from Tara-lee MacArthur

Thank you for the E.S. Cornwall Memorial Scholarship. I am truly honoured to receive it. It is an even greater honour to be placed in such distinguished ranks as those of the past recipients, some of whom have been colleagues at one time or another, all of whom have made important contributions to Queensland’s energy future.

It’s been the most intense year of growth for me and the scholarship has had an enormous impact on my professional career. I have spent the last three months in an intensive development program in Germany. I have been fortunate enough to be able to focus more on power transformers and their components, venturing into new areas of research and development, work alongside the top transformer experts and visit world-class facilities.

Working overseas opens up so many options for my career as a woman in engineering and it’s great that companies are willing to bring me on to projects and roles for such short durations.  I know I’ll learn so much from each of these placements and I’m excited that I can bring a different perspective to the work they’re doing at the companies that I’m working for. This is my passion and an exciting new career pathway for me.

Thank you Edward Satchwell Cornwall and the scholarship committee for allowing me to do what I do best each and every day. This is just the beginning.