Tag Archives: STEM

Congratulations Jess Perro

Congratulations go to Jess Perro for taking out 1st place in the Year 11 University of the Sunshine Coast STEM Research Awards AND Senior Scientist Award! Whilst Agricultural Science was not one of the entry categories to select on the USC STEM entry form (only Chemistry, Physics and Biology were the categories), I think it
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Year 10 STEM Program at USC

Over the course of four Monday afternoons this term, myself, Dominic Ruhle, Ellena Jimenez, Bakani Kombanie, Bray MacCartie and Elouise Tye attended a STEM connect program at the University of the Sunshine Coast. We took part in five different workshops, covering various aspects of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. My favourite workshop was during the
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QUT’s Vice-Chancellor’s STEM Camp 2018

A big congratulations must go to Year 11 student Casey Woods who has been selected to attend QUT’s 2018 Vice-Chancellor STEM Camp in September. The camp generated significant interest with more than 220 applications received from students state-wide. Casey was recognised for his outstanding STEM leadership potential. All Casey’s accommodation, meals, program materials and activities
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Year 7 STEM challenge at USC

STEM challenge

Last week, 24 Year 7 students travelled to the University of the Sunshine Coast for the annual Science and Engineering Challenge. This initiative has been developed to help engage students in STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and to show them the great careers that are possible in this field. It is an interschool
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Year 10 STEM Program at USC

      The University of the Sunshine Coast gave us an amazing opportunity to spend five spectacular days over five weeks to participate in their STEM Program. On the first day we had an activity about the G Forces of Grasshoppers presented by Dr Christofer Clemente. We learnt about how animals move, in particular
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Year 7 STEM Day

Recently a group of Year 7 students travelled to the University of the Sunshine Coast to participate in the Sunshine Coast Science and Engineering Discovery Day. The students engaged in a series of challenging, fun and interesting activities in an effort to outwit and ‘outbuild’ teams from other schools. The activities of the day included
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Looking Back on Term 1 in Year 8

It’s incredible that Term 1 has come to an end…not that I am complaining! Term 1 has been a huge for the Year 8 students, teachers and parents. We saw the introduction of the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) program, went on camp, participated in the swimming carnival and ran in a cross country. I
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Katie Ellett’s NYSF Adventure

In January of 2017 I was given the opportunity by Rotary and GCC to attended Session C of the National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) in Canberra. The NYSF is a 12 day live in program that takes place at the beginning of every year at various universities around Australia, I attended the NYSF at Australians
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Year 8 Camp 2017

STEM Well, the year has certainly started with a ‘bang’. In Year 8, students have been studying a program called S.T.E.M. which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. These have incorporated the subjects previously referred to as Science, Business/ ICT, Mathematics, Foundations and Pastoral Care. The main change for teachers and students is that
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