Literature and science share spotlight at USC

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Literature and science share spotlight at USC


4 June 2012

4 June 2012

The University of the Sunshine Coast’s busy week of community events will continue tomorrow (Tuesday 5 June) with day two of the annual Voices on the Coast literary festival and day two of a popular Science, Engineering and Technology Expo.

More than 2,000 students in Years 5-7 will visit USC for lectures and workshops with famous children’s authors, illustrators and performers as part of the Voices festival, which is jointly run by Immanuel Lutheran College and the University.

Among the most popular presenters will be cartoonist Dave Hackett, crime writer Gabrielle Lord and author Justin D’Ath of the Extreme Adventures series coming to TV.

Meanwhile, more than 130 Year 8 students from across the Sunshine Coast will take part in the Science and Engineering Education Centre’s 2012 Science, Engineering and Technology Expo.

Organised by USC and Education Queensland, this expo will foster scientific discovery among students through a range of interesting activities led by CSIRO scientists.

The four workshops tomorrow are called Apprentice Scientist, Food Technology, DNA to the MAX, and Robotics NXT.

There will be even more high school students on campus on Wednesday 6 June and Thursday 7 June, when the University holds its annual Experience USC Day program for Year 9 and 10 students.

About 1,300 students are expected over the two days to sample what it is like to be a university student.

— Terry Walsh

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