Cawthron Scholarship - Enabling Open Ocean Aquaculture Project

Closing Date: 9 August 2019
Value: $5,000
Region: Not region specific
Tertiary Institution: Any
Offered by: Cawthron Institute
Study Level: Undergraduate, Summer Internship
Study Area: Engineering, Science & Mathematics, Technology

Open to undergraduate students who are interested in electronics.

The scholarship will be based at the Cawthron Institute, Nelson, for 10 weeks beginning November 2019. 

Scholarship project - working as part of the Enabling Open Ocean Aquaculture project to design and develop electronic equipment to be used to record conditions and changes in open ocean environments.

The scholar will assist in the design, building and testing of electronic units which will ultimately be deployed underwater on marine farms. This will require creative design so that the testing components function practically in exposed and inaccessible locations. An example of a project could be: Linking pre-made electrical recording components together to a single data logger and power source and structuring the device in such a way to function for four weeks, submerged by 20m, in the open ocean. All equipment and materials will be provided.