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Inspiring young minds for a career in the resources sector

Friday 24th of February 2017 09:11:57 AM

students get hands-on experience

A day of robotics, programing, design engineering and chemical processing was enjoyed by more than 50 switched-on students from Mount Isa and Cloncurry schools.

The workshop known as ‘Expand Your Mind’ by the Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy (QMEA) was held at Good Shepherd Catholic College and sponsored by Glencore Mount Isa Mines. The workshop provided year 9 students with hands-on activities to prepare them for a job in the resources sector.

QMEA Senior Project Officer Tammy Grady said the workshop challenged students to think outside the box and use technology to solve puzzles across numerous activities.

“Each student was tasked with the challenge of building robots and then coding the wheeled critters through a mapped area consistent with a mine site,” Ms Grady said.

“QMEA programs teach students in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) stimulation with a focus on automation in the resources sector.”

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