In­spir­ing next gen­er­a­tion of sci­en­tists

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Friends In The Community -

STU­DENTS from Como Sec­ondary Col­lege and Bel­mont City Col­lege re­cently had the op­por­tu­nity to meet some of Perth’s top sci­ence, en­gi­neer­ing and math­e­matic minds.

About 280 stu­dents came to­gether at UWA’s Winthrop Hall for Sci­ence Cafe to meet pro­fes­sion­als from the CSIRO, Rio Tinto, Worley Par­sons and Al­coa.

“Study­ing sci­ence can lead to an amaz­ing ar­ray of ca­reers and Sci­ence Cafe helps demon­strate those links by con­nect­ing sec­ondary stu­dents to pro­fes­sion­als from a range of in­dus­tries,” co-or­di­na­tor Ce­cilia Hayes said.

“From as­tro­physi­cists through to pol­icy ad­vis­ers, it’s pretty in­spir­ing to hear what path­ways th­ese peo­ple took and what a day in their job ac­tu­ally en­tails, and it doesn’t in­volve a white lab coat.”

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