Students get hands-on for STEM careers
Brisbane students got a first-hand look at some of the exciting careers ahead of them in science and engineering last week (27th February).
As part of the STEM4Schoolkids day run by the Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy (QMEA), 50 students from Alexandra Hills State High School took part in activities designed to challenge them.
In attendance on the day was Jackson Emmett, a mechanical engineer from Glencore Technology. Mr Emmett worked alongside students as they put their science and engineering skills to the test, solving real life problems.
“These activities align beautifully with my work, particularly with developing skills around process optimisation and problem solving,” said Mr Emmett.
“This is the perfect example of the type of skills that we are looking for in our future employees.”
Across the day students got a taste of minerals exploration and the timeframes involved as well as the steps involved in process design.
“The students showed real aptitude for the tasks and we hope to see them in the resources sector workforce one day.”