Some of the best names in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) research will offer valuable insight into various fields of study when Griffith University’s STEM Roadshow touches down in Darwin on March 28th.
Griffith experts with knowledge and experience in wide-ranging STEM industries – including engineering, environmental science, aviation, IT and urban planning – will be on hand to answer prospective students’ questions about the diverse programs offered at the Brisbane, Gold Coast and Logan campuses.
Associate Professor Matthew Burke from Griffith’s Cities Research Institute will present at the after-school event and offer insights into the careers that Darwin secondary students can aspire to by studying engineering and urban planning at Griffith.
“Many of our Griffith-trained engineers and urban planners are working in the field of transport, planning new rail systems, improving road safety, and helping everyone move,” A/Prof Burke.
“The skills we teach help develop and manage the existing transport systems we all now well; but they also help with new mobility services, like electric scooters and driverless cars, which will soon be in Darwin, and which are changing our whole conception of what it is to travel.
“Coming to the STEM Roadshow will let you hear from myself and other academics to learn how you can develop your skills to help re-shape your community for the better.”
Saskia Ford is a Griffith alumnus who studied a Bachelor of Aviation Management online (offered at the Nathan Campus), graduating in 2018 – she now works at CASA Aviation Group in Darwin and will bring her two teenage children to the STEM Roadshow.
“I studied for a Bachelor of Aviation Management so that I could gain a better understanding of all aspects of aviation – from understanding the legislative framework that we have to operate within, to further increasing my knowledge of human factors and how this can have an effect not only on the operation, but also on the design and maintenance of aircraft,” she said.
“This broad insight has helped me to progress within my own organisation, and has provided me with various options to further develop my career in aviation.
“There is a general feeling that studying STEM will lead to careers that are perhaps a little boring and predictable.
Nothing could be further from the truth – there’s a world of opportunities out there and young people need to see it to believe it.
“I recommend Griffith’s STEM Roadshow as it will provide a glimpse of where these studies can take you and just how much potential there is to make a difference, particularly if you bring those skills back to Darwin and pay it forward to your community.”
Participants will receive valuable one-on-one advice from each Griffith University expert on how best to place themselves in tomorrow’s job market as well as find out more about the diversity and uniqueness of Griffith’s STEM programs.
Join Griffith University and its STEM experts for an interactive and informative evening at the Novotel CBD 100 The Esplanade Darwin City.
Doors open at 3.30pm and the event runs until 6pm with presentations at 4pm and 5pm. For more details and to register, visit griffith.edu.au/griffith-sciences/stem-outreach/STEM-roadshow