Full steam ahead with STEM

Published: 6 September 2019

Full steam ahead with STEM

The next generation of Logan’s best and brightest are coming together to secure the city’s reputation as a dynamic city of the future.

Steam into STEM at the Griffith University Logan Campus at Meadowbrook on Thursday, September 12 will see high school students from across Logan and Beaudesert put their Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics knowledge to the test.

Keeping in mind the theme ‘Sustainable Living in Logan’, students will present their class projects in STEM with other schools, businesses, local government groups and universities to gain insights into future careers in STEM.

The program is being sponsored by Logan City Council and Advance Queensland through the Advancing Regional Innovation Program.

Head of Department (Maths/Science) Mabel Park State High School and

ENABLE STEM network co-chair Stacey King said the event is about building a stronger STEM culture.

“It was important for the STEM teachers of Logan to create an event such as this to inspire the students of Logan,” she said.

“It was also imperative that educators were part of the ‘STEM’ vision for our Logan community.

“Through the various partnerships, we are showing that, through intentional collaboration, like-minded people can and will make a difference to the future workforce and economy.”

The day will also feature student virtual reality workshops known as STEM Punks.

STEM Punks take geeky subjects and makes them cool by teaching students things like coding in a fun way.

There will also be keynote industry speakers, Griffith University’s Science on the Go and opportunities for students to engage with stallholders from business, industry, local government, Griffith University and STEM mentors and professionals.