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Ben Schmitt
Computer Science / Mechanical Engineering

After studying Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science at UWA Ben landed an automotive research position in Germany. He later joined the Ford World Rally Team, then the Forsythe team in the Champ Car World Series, before moving to the Andretti Green Racing team to work as a mechatronics and simulation engineer in 2008.

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Our alumni are our graduates, Members of Senate, past students, past and present staff, those awarded honorary doctorates, exchange students, guest lecturers, corporate partners, bequestors, donors, volunteers, friends and supporters of the University.

The University of Western Australia greatly appreciates the generous support we receive from our alumni, friends and corporate supporters in philanthropic giving to the University. Please take the time to view our Thank you: In Recognition of Philanthropy 2013 booklet.

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Life after graduation

Everyone who completes their degree automatically becomes a member of the UWA alumni. That effectively means you join an extensive network of over 80,000 people worldwide. Stay connected to your university to develop and maintain lifelong relationships with each other and the rest of the UWA community. Being actively involved brings you closer to that network of leaders and innovators.

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