Fes­ti­val to show di­ver­sity of science ca­reer

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SCITECH will host a three-day fes­ti­val to en­cour­age young peo­ple into a ca­reer in science, tech­nol­ogy, en­gi­neer­ing and maths from Thurs­day. The In­no­va­tion Fes­ti­val will in­clude shows, spe­cial guests and op­por­tu­ni­ties to cre­ate and in­no­vate. Scitech events co-or­di­na­tor Renae Say­ers said the fes­ti­val would show stu­dents how di­verse a ca­reer in STEM (science, tech­nol­ogy, en­gi­neer­ing and maths) could be. “Vis­i­tors can tin­ker with cool Cublets, trans­form ev­ery­day items into game con­trollers and gear up with Google Card­board and other awe­some gad­gets,” Renae said. Renowned as­tro­physi­cist Dr Alan Duffy will team up with Scitech Plan­e­tar­ium’s Leon Smith on Thurs­day and Fri­day to in­spire au­di­ences on the fron­tiers of sci­en­tific re­search us­ing su­per­com­put­ers, deep space and the dis­cov­er­ies that have changed lives. Cre­ative sci­en­tist Gary Cass will talk about his beer dress made from the bac­te­rial fer­men­ta­tion of beer. Other speak­ers in­clude med­i­cal nan­otech­nol­o­gist and 2013 WA Stu­dent Sci­en­tist of the Year Dr Tris­tan Cle­mons, indie game de­vel­op­ers SK Games and the cre­ator of the fire tor­nado from the 2010 Youth Olympics Her-Mann Tsai. En­try to In­no­va­tion Fes­ti­val is in­cluded in the stan­dard ad­mis­sion cost to Scitech.

Science is fun: Luca Lib­ertino (11).

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