Greenfields student claims VC List hat-trick


Jonathan Howell has been awarded membership of Curtin’s Vice-Chancellor's List.
Jonathan Howell has been awarded membership of Curtin’s Vice-Chancellor's List.

GREENFIELDS university student Jonathan Howell has been awarded membership of Curtin University’s prestigious Vice-Chancellor’s List for the third time.

The VC List was created in 1991 to recognise Curtin undergraduate students who excel academically.

The former Mandurah Catholic College student and MCC Dux 2013 is in his third year of a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) – Mechatronic degree, covering the disciplines of electrical, electronic and mechanical engineering which leads to work in the fields of robotics and automation.

The 20-year old has also been awarded the Most Outstanding Second Year Student in Mechatronic Engineering and received the Emona Instruments Prize for the highest aggregate marks in the Electrical Circuits unit.

He is also tutoring Engineering Graphics to second year students at Curtin.

Mr Howell said mechatronic engineering was the future of engineering as machines became more autonomously controlled. He hopes to go into the fields of automation and process control.

Membership of the VC List is granted at the completion of each semester to the top 1 per cent of undergraduate students.

Recipients are presented with a certificate and lapel badge and the achievement is annotated on their University Academic Record.

Howell received his certificate and badge from Vice-Chancellor Professor Deborah Terry at the awards presentation evening.