South Perth: Wesley College students join the fun of making robots at SciTech

Amelie Qiao and Ava Rosa Murray
School students who took part in the STEM Club at SciTech.
Hamish Monk and Lucas Quantock
Tom Savage and Anthony Plange-Korndorrer
Saurav Jaswal
Amelie Qiao and Ava Rosa Murray School students who took part in the STEM Club at SciTech. Hamish Monk and Lucas Quantock Tom Savage and Anthony Plange-Korndorrer Saurav Jaswal

THE once unbelievable worlds depicted in sci-fi movies may be one step closer with high school students now taught how to develop artificial intelligence.

Wesley College students took part in a STEM Club run by SciTech to help teach them about coding and robotics to encourage them to become creative thinkers.

The students have been building their own robots in the after-school program for 16 weeks while learning about science, technology, engineering and maths.

A Wesley College spokesman said with developments in artificial intelligence and the automation of more routine tasks, the working world of the future was going to look markedly different for young people.

“The partnership has been formed with the notion that STEM literacy is going to be vital for future thinkers,” he said.

The program ended on September 20 and the finished robots were showcased among the school community.