Inspiring next gen tech entrepreneurs
STUDENTS at St Therese’s Catholic Primary School Monto took part in a two-day workshop to encourage the next generation of tech entrepreneurs.
Robotics expert Dr Damien Kee inspires children to pursue the fields of the future: science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Raised in a remote Northern Territory mining town, his work broadened his horizons.
He understands the importance of providing opportunities to curious kids and travels the world teaching automation and programming.
He said the modern world was moving so fast that it’s hard to keep up.
Dr Kee said the most important skill a student could learn was to think outside the box.
“As a kid I loved taking stuff apart and seeing how it worked,” he said.
“The future for our students is to be able to create things that no one else has ever thought of – technologies the rest of society is going to use.
“It’s good to see kids taking control, rather than just being passive users.
“Technology is changing so rapidly.
“We’re giving them the skills and the strategies they need to figure stuff out on their own, because what they learn today will be obsolete in three years.”
DREAM BIG: Dr Damien Kee is encouraging rural students to pursue careers in STEM.