Students discover the joys of science

DISCOVERING: Carley Brewer and Indiana Phillips from Eaglehawk Secondary College. Picture: BRENDAN McCARTHY

DISCOVERING: Carley Brewer and Indiana Phillips from Eaglehawk Secondary College. Picture: BRENDAN McCARTHY

LODDON Mallee students made their own lip balm, explored the world of robots and built a tower of strength on Wednesday - all in the name of science.

The teens were taking part in the Get into Science workshops at the Discovery Science & Technology Centre, designed to encourage year nine and 10 students to pursue maths and science-related careers.

Discovery Science & Technology Centre manager David Holmes said the objective of the day was to: "Reinforce that the work involved in studying science and mathematics subjects is a worthwhile undertaking as it opens doors to a plethora of fascinating career choices."

The workshops ran from 9.30am until 2pm and students from Kyneton, Castlemaine and Bendigo attended.

Workshops were headed by lecturers and students from the La Trobe University Faculty of Science, Technology and Engineering.

This is the sixth year the workshops have been running.

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