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Kirralee Deed, from Kingaroy State High School, was exploring physics at the STEM day
(Photo: USQ)

June 10, 2019

Pupils from Kingaroy State High School were among a group of Year 8-9 students who attended a recent STEM Inspiration Day at the University of Southern Queensland in Toowoomba.

Also taking part were students from Wilsonton SHS, Fairholme College, The Scots PGC College (Warwick), Faith Lutheran College, St Mary’s College Toowoomba and Concordia Lutheran College.

Topic covered included 3D printing, agricultural science, astronomy, biomedical sciences, engineering and medical laboratory science.

The students had the opportunity to take part in various hands-on activities.

A USQ spokesperson said demand was high for graduates skilled in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), with employment growing twice as fast as other occupations.

The event was designed to encourage the students to continue studying STEM subjects in higher education.

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