Engineering the Future

By Casey Schackow

Unfortunately my grandfather, a veteran, passed away when I was very young. However his selfless and ambitious mindset was instilled into my family. Growing up in a low income home my parents emphasised to me the principles of stoicism, and the importance of courtesy and mindfulness.

I have always been intrigued with technology and engineering, after a high school engineering course I realised how much I loved engineering. I followed my dream to be a civil engineer and studied at the University of Queensland.

My time at university was perspective shifting, and a huge influence on how I live today. I was fortunate enough to leave my comfort, and knowledge, zones to participate in volunteer cultural programs in China, the United States, and in Cambodia with Engineers Without Borders Australia. Due to my financial situation this wouldn’t have been possible without support from AVCAT.

Casey is a graduate traffic engineer with Cardno, he advocates the importance of embracing the values his grandfather taught him, and his family.

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