All the el­e­ments for a ca­reer in sci­ence

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS -

HIGH school stu­dents were left mo­ti­vated to pur­sue a sci­ence ca­reer af­ter par­tic­i­pat­ing in a re­cent Scitech fes­ti­val.

Como Se­nior High School pupils were among other stu­dents from all over Perth who at­tended the In­no­va­tion Fes­ti­val.

The lively event was aimed at in­spir­ing sec­ondary school stu­dents to con­sider a ca­reer in sci­ence, tech­nol­ogy, engi­neer­ing and maths (STEM).

“We wanted to show­case the ar­ray of dif­fer­ent places that a ca­reer in STEM can take you, from track­ing me­te­orite ac­tiv­ity to cre­at­ing a dress out of beer,” Scitech pro­gram and events man­ager Tara Broad­hurst said.

“Stu­dents got the chance to tin­ker with cut­ting-edge tech­nol­ogy in­clud­ing im­mer­sive vir­tual re­al­ity head­sets, in­ter­ac­tive ro­bots and other gad­gets.”

Spe­cial guest nanosci­en­tist Meret Horn­stein shared the many di­verse uses for her re­search and ex­plained how tiny par­ti­cles were used in can­cer treat­ment, why cer­tain plants al­ways stayed clean and what nanorobots were.

Como Se­nior High School stu­dents Phak­lin Thaksingum­n­ert, Ak­ila Ku­lasek­era, Matilda Oakes and Raiyuh Ba­gley.

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