Alumni News – Stephen Bornstein OC’06 Young Australian Engineer of the Year

Mazel tov to Stephen Bornstein OC’06 for winning the Engineers Australia Young Professional Engineer of the Year!

Stephen, who is currently a capability engineer at Airbus, has made great strides in his career so far and is an inspiration to our budding Bialik engineers. He studied Aerospace Engineering at Monash Unviersity before being employed as a graduate at BAE Systems working on the Nulka Active Missile Decoy and the Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile providing mechanical and systems solutions to enhance Australia’s defence capability. At Rocket Lab he was a senior vehicle engineer developing the electron space launch vehicle.

In his ‘spare’ time Stephen volunteers with STEM programs, teaching kids about engineering. Stephen helped establish STEM robotics programs in 4 high schools and over a dozen primary schools over a 7 year period, providing outreach to a variety of private as well as disadvantaged schools in both Victoria and Queensland. He also built a cockpit simulator for the Royal Flying Doctors Service and a drone to stop poaching in Africa.

When asked if Stephen could offer any words of advice to our students at Bialik about STEM oriented careers they might be thinking about pursuing, he said “STEM is a thought provoking career. You will be challenged to solve problems which often have never been solved before and if you are ambitious and pioneering then this will appeal to you. If you love technology, design and creativity then you will find a very fulfilling career in STEM”.

Kol ha’kavod, Stephen

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