On the 15th of May, girls from Tintern Grammar were invited to a Monash University Seminar about woman in STEM. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.
The course was split into three different sections. The first part was to build a robotic arm using your problem solving skills and fluro orange pieces.
The second rotation was the discussion session. Each person split into groups to discuss four different topics – Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence, Sustainability, Overpopulation and Social Media.
The third activity was to program a robot, and anyone in IT in Year 7 at Tintern would remember programming their own. The objectives were to make the robot go 3 seconds forward then turn 90° finishing with 3 seconds backward, make a perfect square and go through a maze.
The seminar wasn’t just for learning, but also for meeting new people and having fun, and everyone who went thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
by Nikisha Kevat, Year 9