Yes - engineers builds roads, bridges, railways, buses and cars that takes us places. But did you know that engineers & scientists create medicine, takes people to the moon and have been at the forefront of innovation and human advancement. This winter, our Holiday Camps explores how Engineering & Science has changed the face of history and how it can help you. We look at engineering in transportation as well as careers in STEM and see how one passionate Australian scientist received a Nobel Prize for his world-changing research (even though nobody initially believed him).
We interviewed some amazing sicentists and engineers to get their words of encouragement for these workshops
“Love maths, love writing, but most of all learn to love the process of learning.”
- Gorby Castillo
Gorby Castillo is a Graduate Signalling engineer specifically working with operations of the rail system, which include all the trains and buses we ride on. He says that learning ‘building blocks’ is important and useful especially if you want to be an engineer in the future. Mr Castillo works with different people to make sure we all have a fun and comfortable travels when taking the train!
“If something is difficult, then you are in the right field because if it was easy, everyone would be doing it.”
- Barry J Marshall
Barry J Marshall is a very famous scientist! He is well known for the discovery of Helicobacter Pylori which are the bacteria found in our stomach that causes tummy aches. His research was driven by his curiosity – ‘why are so many people having problems with their stomachs?’ Mr Marshall believes it is amazing that research can change so many of people’s lives. He now owns his own special laboratory where they do more scientific discoveries!
“Women are powerful.”
- Sharra Lozaga
Sharra Lozaga is a current Graduate Mechanical engineering, working with all types of different machines every day. Ms Lozaga says she found it a little challenging to be one of the few women in her field, but this has inspired her to make sure girls today are not afraid to go after their dreams! She works for Woodside, which provides us with natural gas we use in our homes.
Do you think you can take on the challenge of being an engineer?
What We Will Do
Engineering Takes You Places holiday camp runs for the full day*. Each day we will be building Lego® models, programming robots and conducting other fun-filled experiments & activities:
Transport & Travel
Do you want to travel across Australia? Or even around the world? It took the work of many great people in history to get our transportation as amazing as it is now. We build Lego® planes, trains, cars and bikes to explore how engineering takes you places (literally)!
Ever wanted to be an inventor? What great things are out there to discover? This is your chance to learn about innovation, inventing and prototyping. We build and program some awesome inventions of the past. Hopefully this will inspire you to invent the next great thing of the future.
Scientists & engineers have great jobs and careers - the possibilities are endless. For Prof. Barry James Marshall, his curiosity and persistence was eventually awarded with a Nobel Prize for his world-changing research on stomach ulcers. Lego(r) centrifuge is what we'll be building to celebrate the inspiring work of this Australian scientist.
* Timing may be slightly different in different locations. Please check exact timing at your local centre.
Join us to learn & build some fascinating models of the world today!
These workshops are intentionally designed to:
Thousands of happy parents are glad they enrolled their children into our workshops.
"Elliot has continued to talk about how fun Engineering Camp was. A wonderful camp and he will be attending again in the future."
"My boys can tell when someone has real passion for what they are doing and sharing. The boys response was Mr Wong and Jack really like kids. Loved it."
"Fantastic experience for young minds. Nate had an absolute blast and can not wait to do it again next year. He is still talking about it nearly 2 weeks later. Thankyou😁"
"Child really enjoyed seeing their creations actually work."
"The kids had very little interest or exposure to this form of design thinking prior to the day. Afterward they have been more engaged in robotics and coding tasks."
"The children and the parents are raving about it and so happy. One parent told me that their child has asked if they can’t go away on holiday as he doesn’t want to miss any sessions :) Other parents have commented on the high level of engagement and focus. From a personal perspective, my child Louis has never gravitated towards building Lego or the underlying principles you are teaching them and it is lovely to watch him come home enthused, discussing what you did in class and then going straight to his bedroom to do more Lego building."
"My son had an amazing day."
"Thoroughly engaging work. Hands on Instructions very clear. Good mix of instructions quickly followed by activity.High degree of participation and engagement"
"Students really enjoyed the hands-on nature of the activity and were engaged. It was a wonderful sight. Thank you."
"Matthew had a great time. He was very excited to tell me what he had learned and made and would definitely go again. Please come back to Dubbo again!"
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