Como Senior High School students learn benefits of science at Scitech festival


Como Senior High School students Phaklin Thaksingumnert, Akila Kulasekera, Matilda Oakes and Raiyuh Bagley.
Como Senior High School students Phaklin Thaksingumnert, Akila Kulasekera, Matilda Oakes and Raiyuh Bagley.

HIGH school students were left motivated to pursue a science career after participating in a recent Scitech festival.

Como Senior High School pupils were among students from all over Perth who attended the Innovation Festival.

The lively festival was aimed at inspiring secondary school students to consider a career in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

“We wanted to showcase the array of different places that a career in STEM can take you, from tracking meteorite activity to creating a dress out of beer,” Scitech program and events manager Tara Broadhurst said.

“Students got the chance to tinker with cutting-edge technology including immersive virtual reality headsets, interactive robots and other gadgets.”

Special guest, nanoscientist Meret Hornstein shared the many diverse uses for her research and explained how tiny particles were used in cancer treatment, why certain plants always stayed clean and what nanorobots were.

Among guest speakers, students were also invited to participate in interactive stalls and workshops.