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Science Week partnership with Technology


STEAM = Science Technology Engineering Arts Mathematics

As part of National Science Week, the Science and Technology Domains at Catherine McAuley College decided to join forces and run a week of fun and engaging STEAM-based activities. There were a range of activities running during lunchtime, designed to spark curiosity, engagement and interest in the areas of STEAM*. Activities included exploding balloons, flaming bubbles, catapults and several others. As well as the activities and demonstrations, there was a daily quiz competition which proved very popular amongst the students.

We had two Engineers from Thales come to speak to our students about their experience and journey with STEAM and how they are applying skills from those areas in their current Engineering roles within the company. Their visit is part of an ongoing involvement our College has with the CSIRO program ‘STEM Professionals in Schools’. This is a terrific opportunity to build industry connections and bring real-world relevance to our students about the sorts of amazing opportunities that are available in the areas of STEAM.

A significant number of the Years 7 to 9 girls from the Martyn Program attended the ‘Go Girls, Go For IT’ event hosted by Deakin University. This event caters exclusively to young girls who are interested in STEAM careers and aims to inspire the students and help set them on their path to pursue their future goals. The event consisted of some key note speakers, interactive workshops and a career expo with representation from leading STEAM employers.
Overall, the week was a terrific celebration of STEAM and we are already looking forward to bigger and better things in 2019!

Mr Daniel McKee, Head of Science and Ms Kate Verbeek, Head of Technology

Flaming bubbles
Flaming bubbles
Malcolm Heys from Thales
Baden Hall from Thales
Extracting DNA from fruit
Van de Graaff generator
Van de Graaf generator