Student Profile - Gabrielle Wehr
Queensland Academy for Science Mathematics and Technology - Class of 2018
During my time at QASMT I personally found that there were two key factors which made it a genuinely enjoyable journey, where I grew as a learner and as a person. The first was the incredible teachers who were not only highly experienced but also invested endless time and effort into teaching us, giving feedback on internal assessments, marking exams and pushing us to achieve the best we could. I really feel privileged to have been taught by such outstanding, dedicated teachers. The second key factor was the tight-knit, supportive camaraderie among the students that created a strong sense of mutual respect and togetherness.
At QASMT I also thoroughly enjoyed many of the experiences I completed for the CAS program, particularly the numerous volunteering opportunities which I would not have undertaken otherwise. For myself, a big challenge was keeping up the sports I love - particularly rowing and running - in addition to the rigorous school workload, however, I soon learnt that by not procrastinating and by being well-organised it is definitely possible. I continued playing sport right up until the final term of Year 12 including participating in the QASMT Soccer and Basketball teams where we were the undefeated 2018 Basketball Gala Day Premiers; and the memories and friendships forged were definitely another highlight of my time at QASMT.
University / Career Aspiration
As a career, I would ultimately love to work in biomechanical engineering on projects such as bionic hearts, artificial organs, prosthetics and tissue regeneration. This would not only allow me to combine my love of sport and engineering, but would also mean I can make a truly positive impact on the lives of people who suffer from debilitating conditions. I find this career path very exciting because it is a relatively new field which is expanding rapidly in line with the latest technological advancements. In order to achieve this aspiration, I intend to do a dual Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Engineering (with a dual major between Electrical and Biomedical engineering) at UQ to gain the necessary fundamental knowledge before completing a Masters in Biomechanical Engineering at Heidelberg University in Germany.
IB Score - 43