While their peers were dreaming of Easter eggs over the last school holidays, 46 of Queensland’s brightest Year 12 students were dreaming up solutions to real world problems during STEM internships at QUT.
The annual QUT High School STEM Internships programme is an intensive week that gets teenagers out of the classrooms and into real world research.
The focus is Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), including health and environmental challenges facing today’s world.
Caesar was involved in the Astrophysics research project. Students in this project explored the concepts in rocket science, space travel and exoplanet habitability to design a mission to relocate humanity to a nearby solar system and save the human race. The students left the project placement with a better understanding of the critical role astrophysics research plays in investigating the stability and sustainability of Planet Earth in our complex and ever-changing corner of the universe.
Students accessed very advanced laboratories and technology to experience cutting edge research and inspire them to forge a career in scientific research that will benefit humanity.
As one of the young interns, Caesar returned to QUT on May 30 for a research presentation evening to share his new knowledge.
The QUT High School STEM Internships programme is fully funded by QUT.
Applications for next year’s internships will open in February 2019.
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