Robotics, science and engineering enthusiast, Fraser Border, is making waves in the industry and inspiring others to find a career they love through education.
‘I couldn’t imagine the same opportunities anywhere else. USQ offers a really personal experience. My career has been growing and growing and I didn’t think it was possible at my age.’
As a USQ student ambassador, Fraser had the opportunity to talk about his career with young people, and realised how much more he could contribute to the world of STEM. He launched his own technology and education start-up and has partnered with Queensland schools to assist to integrate real-world STEM technologies in their curriculum, and encouraging students to do well at maths and science.
‘Once I started exploring my passion I wanted to empower others to do the same. You can have a great career in STEM and tailor it to what you love.’
At the 2021 Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Mr Border received the major award of the night - the Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management’s Award.
He was also named the recipient of the Australian Meat Processor Corporation Award for his project to explore new techniques to avoid yield losses in the red meat processing industry currently worth an estimated $89 million.
“This is an incredible opportunity to address a number of the issues being faced by the industry, utilising advanced sensing and imagery equipment, as well as robotics technology,” Mr Border said.