National Science Week: Butler students hear from experts at UWA

Butler College students Brayden Konkel and Jason Creasey with UWA lecturer Shannan Maisey.
Butler College students Brayden Konkel and Jason Creasey with UWA lecturer Shannan Maisey.

BUTLER College students took part in the recent science cafe event at UWA, joining about 300 students from around WA.

Students met some of Perth’s top science, engineering and mathematics minds during the morning tea in National Science Week. Co-ordinator Colleen Kleinschmidt said studying could lead to an array of careers.

“Science cafe helps demonstrate those links by connecting secondary students to professionals from a range of industries,” she said.

“From astrophysicists through policy advisers, it’s pretty inspiring to hear what pathways these people took and what a day in their job actually entails – and it doesn’t always involve a white lab coat.”

Students heard from special guests, including TV presenter Derek Muller, Chief Scientist of WA Professor Peter Klinken, and Chevron’s Joseph Doleschal Ridnell.