St Clare’s students supported in Robotic World Championships preparation
The Australian Computer Society (ACS) Canberra Branch is delighted to be supporting teams of students from the Canberra and Goulburn region travelling to the VEX World Robotics Championship.
Two teams from Goulburn High School and St Clare’s College received grants from the Department of Industry to assist students travelling to international STEM events. Both schools decided to use their grant to volunteer at the VEX World Robotics Championship and will travel to Louisville Kentucky to work at the competition and support teams from around the world to compete.
Mirela Ramic, ACS Territory Manager, presented teams from Goulburn High School and St Clare’s College with a GoPro each to record their volunteering journey to Louisville Kentucky in April.
Erin Burke, Year 12 student from St Clare’s College has been participating in VEX Robotics Championships since Year 8 with the St Clare’s SWITCH team. Erin said, “We want to say thank you to the Department of Industry for providing us the grant allowing us to travel to an overseas STEM event. We also want to thank the Australian Computer Society for giving us this go-pro so we can document and share our volunteering experience while we are in America.
We truly appreciate the support of the Australian Computer Society here in Canberra who not only support our local events but also encourage us to seek STEM careers and work in the industry. It’s with support like this that can we can see the opportunities there are for us after we finish school.”
For more information contact St Clare’s College ICT Coordinator Mrs Juliette Major on 62609400.