Women in STEM - Sandali Yaddehige encourages young women to "go for it"
Sandali Yaddehige is a third-year double major mining and civil engineering student at Wollongong University and recently worked with SCT as an intern. Sandali encourages young women to “go for it” if they are considering a career in STEM or engineering. She describes the opportunities available as exciting, and she has met inspirational people in her studies and career journey so far.
The Missing Link - Forensic Engineering
As part of a subsidence assessment and other mining approval process requirements for a multi-seam mining operation, SCT has undertaken research in the reliability of the historical mine plan records for this triple seam site.
The purpose of this research was to identify areas of potential, marginally stable pillars to assist in quantifying residual risk for greater than predicted subsidence and to assist in considerations for a Principal Hazard Management Plan to manage the risks to health and safety from subsidence. Key to quantifying the risk to natural or built features and health and safety is an understanding of the status of the overlying goaf areas in the old workings stretching from about 1880 to 1950.