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AusIMM Metallurgical Society: Nominations open for the 2022 Alban Lynch Undergraduate Student Award

Bianca Newcombe Former Chair, Metallurgical Society
· 200 Words, 2 Minutes

The AusIMM Metallurgical Society exists to meet the professional needs of members whose field of interest and profession is metallurgy – predominantly minerals processing, hydrometallurgy and pyrometallurgy. MetSoc aims to promote ongoing professional development to members and engage with key stakeholders within the community through student networks, training opportunities, networking events and providing technical content relevant to the membership.

This award is named in honour of Professor Alban Lynch, founding Director of the JKMRC until 1989, then Head of Department (Mining and Metallurgical Engineering) at UQ until 1993. Alban Lynch was a visionary leader who established a research centre which became renowned throughout the world for developing technologies which transformed mineral processing, linked research closely with industry, and provided valuable education and career opportunities to aspiring students.

Commencing in 2022 MetSoc is offering a student award to enable attendance at Australian Mineral Processing / Metallurgical conference. This award will include a conference ticket and an allowance of up to $3000 to cover the costs of travel and accommodation to get to and from the conference venue from the students home location.

To be eligible to apply the student must be in their 3rd year of study with a metallurgy major at an Australian University and be an active student member of the AusIMM. A confirmation of enrolment (PDF) must accompany all applications.

Applications are to include a report on the students’ industry-based vacation work (or a metallurgy project they have undertaken as part of their studies) of no more than 3000 words. This report should incorporate the following aspects:

  • Why you are pursuing a career in the mineral processing industry and what you think your future career might look like?
  • What was the nature of your vacation employment and where was it undertaken?
  • What did you learn technically from your vacation experience?
  • How did you grow personally from the work experience?

Submissions for this prize will be assessed by a panel of MetSoc committee members.

Applications for the 2022 prize must be received by 14 October 2022 and should be sent as a PDF document to Late applications will not be accepted.

Please ensure submissions include contact details (email, phone number) as well as AusIMM membership number.

The winner of the prize will be announced at the Parkes MetFest Oct 21st 2022.

Bianca Newcombe
Former Chair, (Chair Aug 2018 – Aug 2022) | Metallurgical Society

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