Shell’s QGC Business And Queensland Museum Bring STEM To Life

Shell’s QGC Business And Queensland Museum Bring STEM To Life

Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre will transform into a STEM playground later this month, when World Science Festival Queensland returns to the region.

The hugely popular event, which brings science to life through immersive and family-friendly events, is presented by the Queensland Museum Network and funded by Shell’s QGC Business.

Shell’s QGC Business Asset Manager , Krishna Venkatesan, said encouraging Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) careers is incredibly important, and bringing the festival to Gladstone was a cornerstone of the Future Makers program. Future Makers is a collaboration between Shell’s QGC Business and the Queensland Museum Network, aimed at increasing students’ uptake of subject and careers based in STEM; and supporting teachers in delivering STEM learning.

Shell’s QGC Business entered into the Future Makers partnership six years ago, working together to inspire students to pursue careers in science and STEM-related subjects.

“At its heart, the Future Makers partnership is about delivering STEM-based learning opportunities to local schools and the broader community,” said Krishna.

“Energy companies like ours rely on STEM professional. They’re a critical part of our everyday operations. From the geologists who do our mapping and ground research, to the production and maintenance technicians who ensure our LNG plant runs safely and efficiently- we all work together under the STEM banner to bring cleaner energy to Queensland and the world.”

The World Science Festival event is Gladstone is hugely popular. This year a record 1400 students have registered from schools across the region to attend Friday’s dedicated Student Day.

“This illustrates there is a great thirst for science within this community; that World Science Festival Queensland delivering engaging and thought-provoking experiences, and that young people in the region are embracing STEM and are excited about where it can take them,” said Krishna.

The World Science Festival Community Day will be open to the public from 9am-3pm on Saturday June 18. General Entry is free. The Super Smart Slightly Silly Seriously Sensational Science Spectacular is a ticketed theatre event at $5pp.

The Community Day timetable can be found at The World Science Festival Community Day will be open on Saturday June 18. Entry is free, but the Silly Science Show is $5 entry.