Annual Charles Sturt ‘2019 EngFest’ in Bathurst next week

5 JUNE 2019

Annual Charles Sturt ‘2019 EngFest’ in Bathurst next week

The annual Charles Sturt University celebration of engineering that is ‘2019 Engfest’ starts in Bathurst on Tuesday 11 until Thursday 13 June.

  • A celebration of engineering in the regions and beyond - past, present and future
  • Engineering leaders to explore how to boost regional engineering work and skills
  • Student exhibitions and competitions that engage and inspire

The annual Charles Sturt University (Charles Sturt) celebration of engineering that is ‘2019 Engfest’ starts in Bathurst on Tuesday 11 until Thursday 13 June.

The Charles Sturt Engineering program hosts Engfest at its award-winning facilities (building 1305) at Charles Sturt University in Bathurst from 9.30am each day.

Foundation Professor of Engineering Euan Lindsay said, “EngFest is a three-day event that will bring together industry, educators and the community to showcase the works of the engineers of the future, and to discuss and celebrate regional engineering.

“Our schedule of events continues to expand over the three days, and this year we are hosting 19 sessions during the convention with the aim to create opportunities for colleagues to connect, learn and contribute.”

Professor Lindsay said a highlight of this year’s event will be the public thesis presentations from some of the Charles Sturt cadet engineers which will highlight the level of work the cadets are contributing in their workplaces.

“Our student engineers will fill our gallery space over the three days exhibiting their major projects,” Professor Lindsay said.

“First-year student engineers will exhibit their ‘Engineers Without Borders’ projects, demonstrating solutions they have developed to solve humanitarian problems in Timor L’Este.

“Our second-year student engineers will showcase engineering designs (example pictured above left) they have developed for a real client.

“The engineering research team will host a session on the management and remediation of ‘PFAS’, which is a group of manufactured chemicals used in a range of specialty applications such as fire-fighting foams.”

Engineers Australia (EA), the peak body for engineering practitioners in Australia, has partnered with Charles Sturt Engineering to present two events.

The first is a public lecture celebrating the centenary year of Engineers Australia, titled ‘Anything is possible; celebrating the past, present and future of engineering’, which will be delivered by the general manager of EA (Sydney and Canberra) Mr Greg Ewing.

EA and Charles Sturt University will also co-host a regional forum on ‘Inland Rail’ to provide an overview of the project to local engineers and industry representatives, and to discuss how the project may boost regional engineering work and skills.

The exhibition for the Engfest photography competition ‘An Engineered View’ will also open and the winners will be announced at 4pm on Tuesday 11 June.

The EngFest ‘PitchIT’ competition will be judged between 10.30am to 12.30pm on Tuesday 11 June at the ‘Pitch Zone’ at the Charles Sturt Engineering (building 1305) off Village Drive at Charles Sturt in Bathurst.

The final event is on Thursday evening when the cadet engineers are presented to their industry hosts, with whom they will undertake their first 12-month paid cadetships.

 Other details of the three-day EngFest can be found on the website

Media Note:

To arrange interviews with Charles Sturt Foundation Professor of Engineering Euan Lindsay who is based in Bathurst contact Bruce Andrews at Charles Sturt Media on mobile 0418 669 362 or via

Photo in story: This scale model was produced by student engineers Mr David Taylor, Mr Andrew Wallace, Mr David Ghrayche and Mr Todd Pattinson as part of engineering design for NSW National Park’s Princess Rock Lookout near Wentworth Falls in the Blue Mountains.

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