Griffith University experts within a wide range of STEM industriesincluding engineering, environmental science, aviation, IT and urban planningwill be in Ballina on Thursday June 6 to answer prospective students’ questionsabout a career in STEM and the diversity of programs offered at the Brisbane, Gold Coast and Logan campuses.

“With predicted job growth in STEM disciplines at over 10 times the rate of non-STEM disciplines, it really is an exciting time to start a STEM-based career,” said Tui Adams, who will co-ordinate the Ballina event.

“The free STEMRoadshow is an opportunity for students and parents to ask questions from people that have had a career in STEM and would actually be teaching them if they were enrolled at Griffith.”

Griffith experts joining the tour include:

  • Dr Andrew Seagar, Engineering and Built Environment
  • Dr Leah Burns, Environmental Anthropology
  • Dr Yun Wang, Environment
  • Assoc. Professor Jun Jo, ICT
  • Dr GuidoCarim, Aviation

Dr Guido Carim says that strong STEM skills are an important part of any aviation career.

“As a commercial pilot flying big jets, you’re constantly doing mental calculations to assure the safest, most comfortable and most economical flight to your passengers and the airline,” he said.

“Automation does most of this job, however, only pilots with strong Stem skills are able to solve problems, adapt and ultimately oversee what the computer is doing”.

Join Griffith University’s STEM experts for an interactive and informative evening.

WHERE: Ramada Hotel 2 Martin Street Ballina

WHEN: Thursday 6 June 2019

TIME: 3.30 pm — 6 pm Presentations at 4 pm and 5 pm

COST: Free (pre-registration required)