Hi, my name is Thomas James, I am a studying Electrical Engineering at the University of Canterbury and am in stage three of the Pinnacle Programme.
I enjoy problem solving and applying scientific principles to the problems I see in everyday life. I like trying to create solutions that will benefit others. I am inspired by what other people have been able to achieve by thinking creatively to overcome challenges, and to find new ways of doing things.
I like a challenge and enjoy spending time in outdoor pursuits. I scuba dive, mountain bike, hike, rock climb and snowboard as well as participate in triathlon, rogaine and orienteering events. I am passionate about encouraging others to extend themselves by trying new things in the outdoors and in applying Science and Technology to projects that solve a need in the community.
I am hoping to continue to develop the skills I have so that I can find new ways of helping others. I am very grateful for the opportunity I have been given by the Pinnacle Programme and I look forward to using the skills I gain to inspire others.