Science and Mathematics

My Flinders Experience

Flinders science graduate and hydrologist with Minotaur Exploration (South Australia)

Fumba came to Adelaide after a number of years in a refugee camp. He discovered a love for science, which became a passion. He completed his honours in hydrology, presenting research on in-situ leaching solution mining where an acid solution is injected into the ground to recover minerals such as uranium.

After working in Darwin, Fumba returned to Adelaide and accepted a place on the Geoscientist Assistance Program through the South Australian Chamber of Mines & Energy. The program provided him with the chance at a 12-month placement with a mining company in South Australia.

Fumba is now a hydrologist for Minotaur Exploration, dividing his time between the far reaches of South Australia and the Minotaur headquarters in Adelaide. Based on the many challenges he has faced, what advice does Fumba have for prospective university students?

“University can be like an ocean that you can swim in. Explore what is there for you. But importantly, do it properly and do it right. Go to the library, do the study, and make the most of it.”

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