Humanoid robot to join in careers expo

LOOKING TO THE FUTURE: Galen College science teacher and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Careers Expo organiser Maree Timms, Goulburn Ovens TAFE youth engagement officer Kel Vincent, and year eight student Lachlan Carboon work on programming a brand new NAO robot.

GALEN College student Lachlan Carboon was able to glimpse the future last week, as he helped program a NAO humanoid robot, ahead of this month’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Careers Expo.

The robot will take centre stage at the August 17 expo being held at Galen, which will feature a range of exhibitors in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.

Held during National Science Week, the event will give students the chance to sample a range of STEM-based programs during the day, while the community will be invited to attend between 4pm and 6pm.

With a focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics in education, the expo is set to be an engaging insight for students, teachers and parents alike.

“We decided to purchase NAO to be used as part of our engagement strategy,” Goulburn Ovens TAFE youth engagement officer Kel Vincent said.

“It will build on existing robotics programs, and particularly build upon the STEM initiative in schools.”

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