Clarkson students dig into STEM careers with geologist

Vincent Crombez with Clarkson Community High School students.
Vincent Crombez with Clarkson Community High School students.

CLARKSON students learnt about geology as part of a National STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) in Schools event recently.

Clarkson Community High School hosted Vincent Crombez from the CSIRO’s Deep Earth Imaging Future Science Platform for the October 30 event, which aimed to make STEM careers more visible and relatable for students.

Dr Crombez, who has a background in geosciences and interest in developing sustainable resources for the future, joined Year 8 science students and science teacher Steven Laing to lead a discussion on the various STEM career options.

Vincent Crombez with Clarkson Community High School students.

He also gave the students insight into his role as a geologist and they watched a CSIRO video broadcasted nationally before taking part in a game designed to mimic the research process followed when searching for natural resources in the ground.

“All students and teachers found the program to be interesting and informative,” acting head of applied science and technology John Keyworth said.

Clarkson Community High School students watch a CSIRO video.