South 32 Toolkit 4 schoolkids Cloncurry

Home Hill and Ayr state high school students have a golden opportunity to experience how their studies of science technology engineering and maths (STEM) are used in the real world.

The Beakers.Bots.Build workshop, run by the Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy (QMEA) will have students programming Lego robots, and coming up with the best ways to process ore and extract gas.

The students will be mentored by professionals from the local gold miner Evolution Mining Mt Carlton.

“Our team love these sessions and particularly seeing local Burdekin students’ excitement at putting into practice their classroom learning,” said Evolution’s Health, Safety and Community Manager Mark Brown.

“It’s also a great opportunity for the students to ask our team members about their careers and gain some guidance as to how to follow in their footsteps.”

“The workshop aims to get students using their problem-solving skills in unfamiliar situations to solve real-world problems,” said Ayr State High School Principal Craig Whittred.

“It’s an important lesson to our students in just how crucial STEM is to their career options down the track.”

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