STELR Career Profiles in STEM – Electrical Engineer

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Sinapati Tupou is an electrical engineer, working for AECOM, a global infrastructure company managing transportation, building, water, energy, environmental, and sustainability projects.

Sinapati works as a protection systems consultant with a focus on the New Zealand power grid.

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STELR aims to raise awareness of opportunities in technology-related STEM careers with the aim of increasing the number of students choosing science and engineering study and career pathways, helping to address the shortage of science and engineering graduates.

One of the reasons that students do not choose to pursue these careers is that they often do not understand what the career entails. You can find more inspirational career profiles on our website at

How this could be used in a classroom setting:

The attached worksheet can be used to help students evaluate the information provided in the career profiles available in the ATSE Series ‘Career Profiles in STEM’.

Over 40 career profiles are available at the website,, for use by teachers and students, with video profiles as well as written interviews for careers in engineering, renewable energy and related fields.

Results  from a 2013 survey of schools undertaking the Stelr program:

Years: 6, 7, 9, 10


Earth and Space Sciences – Renewable Energy; Climate change

Physical Sciences – Energy

Additional: Careers; Engineering

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6-7 & 9-10