The ME Program recently hosted the University of Wollongong Travelling STEM Roadshow to provide students across the Hunter with hands-on, interactive STEM learning experiences.
The University of Wollongong’s Travelling STEM Roadshow visited five ME Program partner schools across the Hunter recently to impart practical STEM knowledge to students in years 8, 9 and 10.
Led by Dr Bob Wheway, of University of Wollongong’s Faculty of Engineering and information Services, the travelling STEM team conducted experiments and hands-on activities that taught students real-life applications of science, technology, engineering and maths.
Under the instruction and guidance of UOW PhD students, Hunter students worked in teams on 3D printing, drone piloting, timber beam building and testing, water storage tank building and testing, bottle rocket construction and testing, open-wheel race car simulation, genome extraction and radioactive isotope half-life.
“The ME Program is very pleased to be able to introduce Hunter students to programs like the Travelling STEM Roadshow,” said Mr Rick Evans, RDA Hunter’s ME Program.
“The Roadshow is a valuable way for Hunter students to understand the practical applications of what they are learning in their science, engineering and maths subjects. Having access to PhD students and Dr Wheway who have a real and genuine love for STEM and passion for imparting its importance is an honour for the school students involved as well as us at the ME Program,” continued Mr Evans.
The Travelling STEM Roadshow visited Dungog High School, St Philips Christian College Port Stephens, Muswellbrook High School, Cessnock High School and Hunter School of Performing Arts.
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