Oakey students hop into science
OAKEY: Oakey State High School students got a jump start on science week when representatives from New Acland Mine visited the school to share their passion for science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
New Acland mining operations and technical services manager Dave O’Dwyer and community liaison Bec Meacham shared their career stories, inspiring students to continue studying STEM subjects as part of the Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy’s STEM4 School Kids program.
Students experienced hands-on science, undertook a copper extraction experiment, learnt about process engineering techniques and mine resource management.
The visit coincided with the Year 10 students considering their subjects for senior study.