University

Episode 49 – Mechanical Engineering and Illustration with Aileen Ng

What is mechanical engineering and why do we need it in our lives? According to our guest, 28 year old Aileen Ng, mechanical engineering enters most facets of our lives, from our train system and bridges, to our toasters, our renewable energy and more.

Aileen has spent the last 8 years or so studying and working as a mechanical engineer and industrial designer. But, like many people out there, she soon realised that while she was passionate about design, she did not enjoy working as an engineer.

Aileen now works as a graphic designer and illustrator for the magazine Why Not?. In this episode, we discuss her journey training in engineering, her experience working in overhead wire engineering for train lines, how she found the male-dominated STEM workforce and why she decided to bow out of the field in pursuit of creativity through art. 

This episode of Binge Thinking was hosted and produced by Nina Roxburgh, was recorded at Youthworx studio in Melbourne, was co-edited by Nina and Charlotte Morton, and features music by Big Gigantic

Aileen and Nina at Youthworx, Brunswick.

Aileen and Nina at Youthworx, Brunswick.

Episode 12: BONUS BINGE - Funding university with Sophie Johnston

Been to university? Student debt making you sweat? In 2017, the Australian government decided to cut university funding (again!) Debts will also have to be repaid sooner. But where are the full-time jobs?

Wages aren't growing, houses aren't affordable and most of our parents didn't even pay for university! Come on a BONUS BINGE with Sophie Johnston. The sprightly 21 year old is president of Australia's National Union of Students and she is fighting for your right to party. Produced by Nina Roxburgh with music by Big Gigantic.

Sophie Johnston, president of the  National Union of Students , binges on the  War on Young People,  the 2017 Federal Budget and what it means for young people across Australia

Sophie Johnston, president of the National Union of Students, binges on the War on Young People, the 2017 Federal Budget and what it means for young people across Australia