Bright Sparx star
Year 8 students from Kwinana, Rockingham and Cockburn graduated from the iCareer Project Bright Sparx after-school club at a ceremony held at Murdoch University Rockingham Campus last Wednesday.
Over the past nine weeks the students from seven different schools participated in fun STEM activities such as forensic science, coding and robotics as well attending excursions to CSBP and Murdoch University.
Wesfarmers Chemicals, Energy & Fertilisers companies CSBP and Kleenheat, in partnership with the Kwinana Industries Council and Murdoch University, developed the club to provide students the opportunity to raise their confidence and aspirations, while building their awareness of STEM careers.
WesCEF chief operating officer Ian Hansen said the partnership was an exciting opportunity for industry and university collaboration to promote the study of STEM subjects.
“The demand for STEM-related skills has always been high in industry, so programs like Bright Sparx is vital to foster a love of learning in STEM subjects,” he said.