As part of UOW’s STEM outreach program with a focus on developing STEM capabilities in regional and rural areas, UOW’s STEM Roadshow travelled to the Far South Coast for Science Week in August and visited Bega High School, Eden Marine High School as well as Mumbulla School for Rudolf Steiner Education.
The visit saw more than 300 students from Years 5 and 6 and Years 9 and 10 engage in hands-on STEM activities, and learn more about the future career paths that STEM studies can lead to. The Faculty’s STEM Ambassadors were facilitators for the events and were able to talk about their experiences studying STEM.
The Roadshow is a collaborative effort and shared resource between In2Uni and the Faculty. We would like to thank Kinne Ring and Tom Bambrick for organising and special thanks to Craig Davis from the Faculty’s Technical Workshop for developing the beam testing rig and the improving the water flow experiment for the students.
The Faculty also participated in UOW’s booth at the ‘Science in the City Festival’, hosted by the Australia Museum during Science Week in Sydney. Our displays included hydraulic robot arms and other robots, giving us the opportunity to talk to many different students from across Sydney.