The annual A.B. Paterson College STEM Challenge was held last week, 23 and 24 November, at Griffith University, Gold Coast Campus. Both days were mentored by experienced teachers and lecturers.
This year, the two-day program tested problem solving and team work skills, as well as scientific and mathematical knowledge, in the area of natural disasters.
The events and challenges were staged for various year groups, with students being required to draw on their knowledge of science, technology, engineering and mathematics to solve real problems. Students were not only engaged in the problem presented to them, but developed ways of thinking and communicating by utilising appropriate tools to assist them in solving the problems.
The challenge provided the opportunity for students to work with students from other schools from across Australia.