Darch students get taste of the future at STEM expo

Darch students get taste of the future at STEM expo
Darch students get taste of the future at STEM expo

STUDENTS got a taste of the future at a Darch school’s recent expo.

More than 1700 students and parents attended the two-day event at Ashdale Secondary College, which highlighted science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

They participated in a range of activities and saw displays covering robots, animation, virtual reality, computer games and various science experiments.

Open to local primary school and college students, the expo also featured speakers from Edith Cowan University, Curtin University and Airscope Industries and exhibits from Scitech, the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research and the Mathematical Association of WA.

Principal Sharon Lyon said the event was a huge success and exposed students to a variety of workshops including 3D printing, catapult and bridge building, drones and coding.

“The workshops were led by science and information and communication technologies student leaders from the college and provided young students with an insight into the exciting world of STEM,” she said.

The STEM expo provided a platform to showcase Ashdale’s advancements in STEM education, raising awareness in our community and inspiring young minds to become leaders of tomorrow.”