CHINCHILLA STUDENT DAY
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31 March 2017 Chinchilla Cultural Centre

Venue

Chinchilla Cultural Centre

Location

68-86 Heeney St, Chinchilla QLD 4413

Session Times

Cost

Free

Summary

In two sessions spread over the day, 100 students (per session) will arrive to experience an event specifically dedicated to school engagement. Each session will include opportunities to interact with artefacts, marvel at exhibition displays and experience some practical hands-on science demonstrations.

Students will also have the opportunity to speak with industry professionals from STEM‑related fields. In small groups, students will engage with scientists and industry professionals from a variety of science practices to discover the wonder, awe and inspirational career pathways available in STEM.

Bookings
Bookings are required for this free event. To book please call the Queensland Museum’s Bookings Office on 07 3840 7555.

This event is now sold out.

The student day activities will be recorded by a professional media company.

Please inform the staff if you prefer not to be filmed or photographed.

The recordings may be used for the promotion of Queensland Museum Network, World Science Festival Brisbane and Future Makers.

Morning session, 9am – 12.30pm

  • MORE INFORMATION

    The students will be split into two groups. Each group will participate in a workshop run by ‘Power of Engineering’ and ‘Speed chat with a Scientist’ – an opportunity for students to interact via small group discussion with STEM industry professionals.

    All students will then move to the theatre to attend a 60 minute keynote presentation by Dr Catherine Ball before departing.

Afternoon session, 11.30am – 3pm

  • MORE INFORMATION

    All students will begin the event by attending a 60 minute keynote presentation by Dr Catherine Ball then be split into two groups.

    Each group will participate in a workshop run by ‘Power of Engineering’ and ‘Speed chat with a Scientist’ – an opportunity for students to interact via small group discussion with STEM industry professionals. After both groups have attended all workshops, event concludes and students depart.

Workshops

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    Power of Engineering will provide workshops suiting students in Years 7 – 9 throughout the day. The workshops are designed as an interactive experience to engage students during the session.

    Students will try their hand at various engineering exercises and be inspired by successful people currently working in various engineering roles. The interactive and hands-on workshops showcase a variety of engineering disciplines. The event aims to shift the perception of engineering from hard hats and maths and to show the profession is creative, innovative and how you can make a difference in the world with this career path. This event will give participants the chance to experience first-hand what a career in engineering is like.

    Wind Turbine Workshop

    In this workshop, students will learn about engineering and renewable energy by building their own wind turbine. They will design and build a wind turbine using the materials provided, and then test the designs to see which produces the most electricity!

Speed Chat a Scientist

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    Groups will rotate throughout the day for an opportunity to learn from STEM Professionals about their industry and the work they do. The sessions are designed to engage and inspire students in following a career path in a STEM-related field.

    Our speakers will rotate through the groups of students to facilitate small group discussion. They will each have with them a prop, designed to stimulate conversation.

    1. Dr Catherine Ball, Co-creator, World of Drones Congress
    2. Dr Robert Raven, Head, Terrestrial Biodiversity & Senior Curator, Chelicerata, Queensland Museum Network
    3. Dr Scott Hocknull, Senior Curator, Vertebrate Palaeontologist, Queensland Museum Network
    4. Joanne Wilkinson, Geosciences Fossil Preparator, Queensland Museum Network
    5. Greg Pratt, Manager of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute
    6. Madeleine Kersting Flynn, Biomedical Illustrator, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute
    7. Associate Professor Jonti Horner, Vice Chancellor’s Senior Research Fellow, Astronomer and Astrobiologist, University of Southern Queensland
    8. Dr Malcolm Gillies, Senior Research Fellow, National Centre for Engineering in Agriculture [NCEA], University of Southern Queensland

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