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.