- Charles Sturt’s Wangaratta Regional Study Centre partners with Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning to offer Youth Science Webinars
Charles Sturt University has partnered with the Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning to further the education of regional students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
The University’s Wangaratta Regional Study Centre has partnered with the Department for a series of five webinars in May and June.
As part of the 2020 Regional Youth Science Forum, the Youth Science Webinars will be offered every Wednesday to secondary school students from any state or territory interested in STEM as a career option.
The free sessions will highlight the value of STEM on a local, national and global scale and inform students on how to become future leaders who want to make a positive contribution to the environment and help create a sustainable world for future generations.
Ms Lucy Bett in the Charles Sturt Division of Student Services said this series will give secondary students a greater understanding of STEM careers.
“Charles Sturt University is honoured to be involved in this partnership to continue to grow the areas of science, technology, engineering, and maths,” she said.
“This is an opportunity for secondary students to learn more about STEM careers and ask industry experts questions about science, their occupation, and the career paths they have taken.”
The sessions will be held on Wednesdays from 4.30pm to 5.30pm, and registrations are required.
Registrations can be made via the links below for the following topics and presenters:
- May 27: Dr Phoebe Readford, International Program Veterinary Leader Australia Centre for Disease Preparedness, on Vets and Vaccines
- June 3: Mr Adam Woods on frog identification
- June 10: Ms Tammy Atkins, Managing Director at It’s on Purpose, on how to be an advocate
- June 17: Mr Benjamin Wagner, PhD candidate in the School of Ecosystem and Forest Sciences at the University of Melbourne, on using models to find animals
- June 24: Ms Jayne Ames, Bushfire Risk Officer at Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, on understanding fire behaviour
Those who register will automatically receive an invitation to a free streaming of the documentary 2040 at the end of the series.
Participating schools will also have access to the recorded sessions.