Scientists at CSU mentor local school children
13 OCTOBER 2016
Scientists from Charles Sturt University (CSU) in Wagga Wagga and students from a local primary school will showcase their energy projects at a science expo on Friday 14 October as part of a national program to encourage their interest in the subject. The scientists from the Functional Grains Centre at CSU have been working as mentors with the Mater Dei Primary students in 2016 as part of the national MyScience program.Ten mentors from the Centre have helped the Year 5 students to design and create projects including redesigning wind turbines, investigating water wheels and cooking with solar power.The science expo will be held from 10am to 11am at the Mater Dei Primary School for the students to showcase their projects to parents and fellow students.MyScience is a science and technology program to support primary teachers and their students to think and work scientifically. The students learn in groups under the guidance of their mentors.The Functional Grains Centre is funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC) to transform the grains industry from a commodity-based industry into a sector producing high quality food and feed products.
The media is welcome to attend the science expo in the Year 5 rooms and library at Mater Dei Primary School, 63 Gregadoo Road, Wagga Wagga.
The Director of the Function Grains Centre at CSU Professor Chris Blanchard will be available for interview along with the school students and their teacher Mr David Enever.
Photo: PhD student at CSU Michelle Toutounji with students from Mater Dei Primary School in Wagga Wagga.