Christiaan van der Walt
Current Place of Residence: Stellenbosch, South Africa
University: Stellenbosch University
Current/Recent Course: B.Eng. (industrial)
Christiaan van der Walt is a graduate student at Stellenbosch University, completing a masters degree in engineering. He obtained a Bachelor of Engineering, cum laude, and was named dux student of the Department of Industrial Engineering at Stellenbosch University. He is a passionate outdoorsman and served on the management of Stellenbosch University’s hiking and climbing society, and was actively involved in student affairs as head of house at Majuba men’s residence. Interested in effective decision making, he designed and implemented a computerized decision support system aiding farmers in selecting water release strategies as part of his undergraduate research project, and subsequently presented his research at national and international conferences. He intends to pursue masters degrees in applied mathematics and economics at Oxford.