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Engineers Without Borders

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Cairns State High School is participating in the Engineers Without Borders (EWB) School Outreach Program and will tomorrow, Friday 19 February, welcome scientists, engineers and University of Queensland representatives. Senior students from Tech Studies and Graphics classes along with junior students from the Maths Science Enrichment and the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Centre of Excellence program will attend a series of workshops.

“It’s an amazing opportunity for students to see STEM in action with Engineers who work in communities. The students will engage with people who try to increase their infrastructure by making clean water and building sustainable bridges”, commented Mrs Robyn Cowie HOD Science. 

The workshops allow students to better understand the appropriate types of technologies for use in developing communities and are designed to help nurture this new generation of innovative scientists and engineers. 

EWB’s mission is We connect, educate and empower people through humanitarian engineering. Mrs Cowie is very pleased of EWB’s decision to deliver these workshops in regional areas this year. 

“Students who are showing both a passion for and talent in the STEM area have been invited to attend and will have the experience of learning firsthand about developing prosthetics, construction in third world communities and working on the global issue of energy access and renewable energy”, commented Mrs Cowie.