Science cafe dishes up feast of ca­reers

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - News -

NEARLY 300 sec­ondary school stu­dents banded to­gether to pick the brains of some of Perth’s top science, en­gi­neer­ing and math­e­matic spe­cial­ists at the Science Cafe event hosted at UWA last month.

Stu­dents lis­tened to suc­cess sto­ries from spe­cial guests, in­clud­ing YouTu­ber and TV pre­sen­ter Derek Muller, Chief Sci­en­tist of WA Pro­fes­sor Peter Klinken and Chevron’s Joseph Do­leschal Rid­nell.

The mo­ti­va­tional morn­ing tea was held at UWA’s Winthrop Hall as part of Na­tional Science Week 2015.

Scitech Science Cafe co-or­di­na­tor Colleen Klein­schmidt said study­ing science could lead to ca­reers in a range of in­dus­tries and the event helped con­nect stu­dents to in­dus­try pro­fes­sion­als from lead­ing or­gan­i­sa­tions.

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

“Science cov­ers such a di­verse range of fields and is some­thing that can re­ally help make a dif­fer­ence to our world.”

Science Cafe was one of hun­dreds of events held dur­ing Na­tional Science Week.

YouTu­ber and TV pre­sen­ter Derek Muller spoke to stu­dents about his ca­reer path and achiev­ing their dreams.

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