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STEM students undertake workshops at Queensland University of Technology


In February our STEM students from Middle and Senior School attended two workshops at QUT. The Year 9 and Year 11 students were introduced to Arduino, an open-source electronics prototyping platform to explore the basics of engineering and circuits plus the functionality of Arduino microcontrollers.

The QUT workshops were tailored to enhance and support the national curriculum’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) learning areas through practical application. Students were able to use their programming skills to modify a partially pre-written code to navigate a driverless Arduino car through a road system. The experience provided students with the opportunity to collaborate with STEM experts, assisting the development of their current skills and STEM literacy, whilst engaging critical thinking and problem solving.

Annette McArthur
E-Learning Teacher Leader