Chemical engineering student, Emily Schuiling, has won The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM) 2009 scholarship.
Schuiling, who is completing her third year while concurrently making headway on her fourth year thesis Pressure Swing Adsorption Using a Silver Exchanged Zeolite – which focuses on separating oxygen from air – said that the R9 000 grant would go toward her tuition.
Schuiling is also on the national executive of SAWomEng (South African Women in Engineering) – a non-profit, student-run body that was founded by two UCT students and looks to inspire and retain women in engineering. Her goal, she says, is to work in a field that combines chemical engineering and business. “Being with SAWomEng means exposure to various engineering companies and good business practice.”
The SAIMM scholarship trust fund was established in 2003 to assist financially stretched mining and metallurgy students with outstanding academic records at UCT, Stellenbosch University, University of the Witwatersrand, University of Johannesburg, and the University of Pretoria.