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More than 50 Bundaberg students will learn how to code robots today when they participate in the Queensland Minerals and Education Academy (QMEA)’s ‘Beakers.Bots.Build’ workshop.

Students from Bundaberg State High School will take part in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) challenges relevant to the resources sector thanks to Evolution Mining.

“They’ll be investigating perforation patterns in gas well casings, autonomous vehicles used within mine sites and coal sorting processes,” said QRC’s Director of Education, Skills Katrina-Lee Jones.

“The hands-on engineering and robotics challenges help put their classroom work into real-word applications,

“Locals will now be in the know about the new career prospects in the resources sector being created by robots and other technology,

“We hope this will encourage students to seek one of the many STEM-based careers available in the resources sector,” she said.

Bundaberg State High School Principal Karen McCord said it was exciting for students to work with industry professionals who will provide presentations on their own study and career pathways.

“Our students will gain first-hand insight to careers within the sector and will be called upon to problem solve, plan, diagnose, analyse and construct through the various tasks,” she said.

Media contact: Ellie Blumel – 0448122948 or ellieb@qrc.org.au

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