Armadale students get taste of future at Scitech’s Rio Tinto Innovation Festival

Armadale SHS students enjoyed the technology on offer at the Innovation Festival recently.
Armadale SHS students enjoyed the technology on offer at the Innovation Festival recently.

ARMADALE Senior High School students got their hands on some state-of-the-art technology during a visit to the Rio Tinto Innovation Festival at Scitech recently.

They were among students from all over Perth who took part in the four-day festival, which this year gave students access to WA-based innovators with expertise in virtual and augmented reality and 3D tilt brush artistry.

Scitech chief executive Deb Hancock said students were asked to work together to solve problems and complete tasks while exploring another planet, as well as coding for virtual and augmented reality software.

“Scitech’s Rio Tinto Innovation Festival is a truly unique offering for high school students, where they can see and experience cutting edge technology in action, and learn of the variety of formal and informal career pathways into future tech,” she said.

“Western Australia has a rich offering of tech innovators and Scitech, with our partner Rio Tinto, is proud to be the link that connects these specialists with the next generation of creative and disruptive professionals.

“Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills will play a significant part in ensuring future economic prosperity and sustainability in WA, and experiences like this are key to equipping students to take their next steps into an inspiring future.”

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