Congratulations Claire Bewley, scholarship winner

A warm congratulations to Claire Bewley from Taradale in Hawke’s Bay, for being awarded a $15,000 Dick and Mary Earle scholarship for 2016 to support her Master of Engineering in applied bioengineering.

Claire already has a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Mechanical Engineering.

Her Masters research will focus on improving the ergonomics and reliability of the digital imaged based elasto-tomography (DIET) breast screening technology.  This is imaging using the elastic properties of tissue and therefore has several advantages over conventional screening mammography including the ability to help detect breast cancer in women of all ages, greater accuracy, more safety and comfort, and cheaper costs.  Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer among New Zealand women.

Claire has three years’ industry experience in Christchurch including designing mechanical services for commercial buildings, and control systems for electric wheelchairs.

Well done Claire on your achievement – see you on campus next year!

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