Orange Function Centre, Orange NSW, May 15-16, 2019
A fun, hands-on day of workshops and activities that captured students’ imaginations and brought the amazing opportunities in STEM to life.
The Regional Technology Expo is the brain child of Mary Brell OAM and Murray Paterson from the Rotary Club of Orange Daybreak. The concept was developed to bring the community of Orange together to celebrate the diverse opportunities available in the region. Liz Jackson Education and Program Director chaired the Education Committee in it’s second year with a focus on ‘Capturing the Imagination’ for students in year 7-9 on Day 1 and ‘Connecting to Industry’ for year 10-12 students on Day 2. Schools from across the region were invited to attend.
The objective for the two days was to support the next generation of STEM leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs. This was achieved through workshops delivered by industry and academia to help students learn about how problems are solved in industry through the use of digital designing, 3D printing, drone technology, StarLAB Mars Rover Robotics, coding, and data and analysis. All of these topics were underlined by the notion of problem solving through entrepreneurship culminating in the pitching of a fresh business idea by students by the end of the workshop.