Festival to show diversity of science career
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).