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May 2018 – STEM Festival inspires the future

Approximately 250 students from high schools across the Illawarra took part in the University of Wollongong’s STEM Festival that took place from Monday, 19 February 2018. The week-long event was designed to inspire students, specifically females, to pursue further education and careers based on Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM).

Coal Services’ Virtual Reality (VR) team guided the Year 7 and 8 students through a simulated environment and use of the Gen4 and editor, all the while promoting technology as a career choice.

VR Manager Matthew Farrelly said that the feedback to the organisers from the teachers was positive and that the event was an amazing success.

“This is the sort of good-purpose event we can be proud to support. Ultimately hundreds of people will hear about how much they [the students] enjoyed using Gen4, learning about mining and why VR makes sense for training, and how cool technology can be as a career,” he said.