An appetite for science
STUDENTS from across WA met some of Perth’s top science, engineering and mathematic minds during a motivational morning tea at UWA on August 27.
More than 280 secondary school students had the chance to meet professionals from a range of leading organisations, including the CSIRO, Rio Tinto, WorleyParsons and Alcoa.
The Science Cafe was part of National Science Week and supported by Scitech.
“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,” Scitech Science Cafe co- ordinator Cecilia Hayes said.
“From astrophysicists through to policy advisors, 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.”
ChemCentre’s Sarah Lau spoke to the students about some of the unusual test subjects the facility had seen through its doors, including a dolphin jawbone.
“Studying science can set you up for a fascinating and rewarding career in so many industries,” she said.
“It’s such a diverse field and one that is vital to solving many of the problems our world faces.”
Presbyterian Ladies’ College student Hannah Mitchell, Christ Church Grammar School student Matt Hudson and Iona Presentation College student Sarah King.