The second event in the Maryborough
The National Science Week was celebrated in Maryborough, in which around 2500 students took part in the Wide Bay area. The event was full of fun activities which gave them first-hand experience of science, engineering, mathematics, and technology (STEM) to the students.
Leeanne Enoch, The minister of Environment and Science said, “Prep to year 12 students are learning about coding, robotics, entrepreneurship, and drone flying through a science education program that is supported through funding from the Palaszczuk government. Queenslanders are embracing the wonders of STEM this week, as part of National Science Week, and it’s great that so many students in the Wide Bay region have the opportunity to learn about amazing career paths in this area.”
It is the second STEM pop-up program in Maryborough hosted by the office of the Queensland Chief Scientist and it is heartening to see it grow in recent years. Enoch also said, “This year, students are getting the opportunity to build their own apps and computer games, program robots, build and fly micro drones and solar cars and learn how to develop and pitch a business plan.”
Encouragement for the student toward STEM
Paul Bertsch, Queensland Chief Scientist Professor said, “We were seeing a profound change in the global economy. Disruptions to virtually every sector are being driven by the increase in the use of sensors, robotics and artificial intelligence to the increased demand for renewable energy and the growth of advanced bio-manufacturing.”
The education of science and technology is very important for young students to ensure a bright future in the field of jobs and business as room for development is plenty due to the rapid growth of the economy.
Aldridge State High School will be the host of many events in the coming days. They will showcase the workshop for robotics, coding, drone training and science of Australia’s First Nations peoples. Enoch also said National Science Week is a great opportunity to look out for the accomplishment in Queensland science and the good changes it had brought in our lives.