So far this year Scitech has hosted two GT events; Astronaut in March, and Earth Explorers in May.
Both events were very successful, helped by the hands-on enthusiasm of graduate volunteers from Woodside. At the Earth Explorers event we had ten incredible graduates who gave up their time to inspire students.
Their main role on the night, other than acting as volcanoes in the main challenge, was to answer questions about what a career in STEM actually looks like; what does a petroleum engineer do? What will the future of resources processing be? If I'm creative and good at maths, what kind of job can I have?
There were lots of inspiring conversations on the night, which all add up to encouraging Western Australia's next generation to look at STEM differently - by thinking critically about issues and applying creative, innovative solutions, we can secure the social and economic future of our state.
Scitech GT, supported by Woodside, supports gifted and talented students with an interest in STEM as they transition from PEAC programs in to thigh school. We welcomed 95 year 6 students and their parents to the program at the second event in May, and they will stay in the program until the end of year 8.
If you are a graduate and want to volunteer at the next event, contact James Gosling or Danielle Bejr to find out more.