Fogarty Scholar James Dingley awarded Fulbright Scholarship

February 5, 2021

UWA Fogarty Scholar James Dingley has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to complete a Master’s degree in Space Systems Engineering. James will begin his two-year adventure in the US in August.

“I think Australia has massive capacity to do incredible things in space,” James said.

“The way the Fulbright Scholarship works is it covers the costs of my university, which is in America, so it’s a significant cost,” he said.

James was awarded a Fogarty Scholarship in 2017, and with a keen interest in the space industry, he undertook a Bachelor of Philosophy (Mechanical Engineering & Finance). As the 2018 recipient of the Jeremy Cheang award, James has travelled the world creating documentaries on key concepts in science and engineering; concepts he shares on his YouTube channel, Atomic Frontier Online.

James is also the Co-Founder and current Project Manager of UWA Aerospace; a team of university students who design, build and launch high powered rockets for research and competition. He has worked at NASA’s Johnson Space Centre and hopes to apply what he has learned from government and industry to contribute to the new Australian Space Agency.

You can read about James’ adventures in a recent article in the Western Suburbs Weekly – Perth Fulbright Scholar James Dingley off to US to study masters of space systems engineering.

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