Iona Presentation College students take part in Scitech display


Iona Presentation College students Eleanor Sydney, Emily Martin, Alexandra Prichard, Emily Sullivan, Victoria Wong and Molly Smit (front).
Iona Presentation College students Eleanor Sydney, Emily Martin, Alexandra Prichard, Emily Sullivan, Victoria Wong and Molly Smit (front).

LAST month’s Scitech Innovation Festival gave students a taste of where a career in science could take them, from tracking meteorites to creating a dress out of beer.

Students from all over Perth, including Iona Presentation College, descended on Scitech for the special two-day event with inspiring shows, special guests and opportunities to create and innovate.

The festival aims to inspire secondary school students to consider a career in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

Scitech program and events manager Tara Broadhurst said students had a chance to tinker with cutting-edge technology including interactive robots and immersive virtual reality headsets.

“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,” Ms Broadhurst said.