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High Achieving Year 11 Student to Work with QUT Researchers

Trinity College, Beenleigh student, Aaron Haban (year 11) will participate in the upcoming Vice Chancellor’s STEM Camp (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) at the Queensland University of Technology.

The QUT STEM camp is an interactive research camp which runs for five days in September to be held at the Gardens Point campus. Students are challenged to help solve some of the major challenges we face in society today.

Students participate in projects based on the work being carried out by some of QUT’s most renowned researchers.

Aaron Haban was surprised to be accepted among so many applicants into the STEM camp.

“When I found out I was accepted, I was surprised to be chosen among the many who have applied for the STEM camp,” said Aaron.

“I am keen to work towards something in robotics, engineering and maths.”

Topics of study during the week range from robotic surgery, climate change and sustainable agriculture, drone technology, 3D printing and biofabrication and next generation virtual reality.

Trinity College, Beenleigh Maths Teacher, Fiona Swan said Aaron is a high achieving student who experiences success in his studies in maths and science.

“He is interested in pursuing a career in the areas of maths and science,” Fiona Swan said.

“It opens up the wide world of STEM and enables him to see where his passion for these subjects may lead him.”

Students who attend the STEM camp are also inducted into the QUT STEM Scholars program which provides additional support and experiences beyond the camp itself. Along with access to the virtual Facebook hub, they also enjoy research assistance for essay projects, invitations to STEM education events and activities, career advice from STEM ambassadors and the opportunity to assist with user-testing of workshops and programs.

Principal Chris Raju said he was proud of Aaron’s achievement and acknowledged college teaching staff who seek out these life changing opportunities for students to engage in.

“Experiences such as the QUT STEM camp really allow students to explore what’s possible for them and allows them to strive for bigger goals and dreams in their future.”

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