11 June 2014
Almost 100 children from nine different primary schools will converge on USC's Gympie campus on Thursday 12 June for its first Science and Technology Expo.
Students in Years 6 and 7 will take part in a series of fun and innovative science activities run by CSIRO scientists with support from USC staff from 8.30am to 2pm.
Each student will participate in three of the following four activities: Apprentice Scientist; Energy, Electricity and Circuits; Focus on Forensics; and Robotics.
The expo has been organised by USC’s Science and Engineering Outreach, which aims to promote interest among students of all ages in science and engineering and, where possible, take science to regional schools.
The students involved tomorrow are from Glenwood, Kia Ora, One Mile, Theebine, Tin Can Bay, Two Mile and Widgee State schools, St Patrick’s Primary School and Victory College.
USC’s Science and Engineering Outreach project officer Susan Lanham said the program had been run for the past seven years at the University’s Sippy Downs campus, but this was the first time for USC Gympie.
– Terry Walsh