Beyond the science lab

The Logan Reporter, Friday 26 August, 2016

Park Ridge State High School students are embracing the latest technology, and as Science week drew to a close last week they showed off their skills to Science Minister Leeanne Enoch.

She dropped in for a visit with State MP Linus Power.

Year 11 student Harrison Warren said he had undertaken his work experience at Substation33 which sparked an interest in 3D printing.

“I learnt all about the printers. We printed items and then we printed parts to build another 3D printer,” he said.

Ms Enoch said there was an amazing breadth of scientific talent across the state.

“It’s evident that some of that talent is right there in Park Ridge,” she said.

Mr Power said the students had embraced the STEM program at the school.

“As we have seen, it’s not just the schools that are doing great work in Logan. Tony Sharp and Substation33 have been working on recycling waste into productive working technology, and it’s exciting to see them collaborate with

Park Ridge, State High School,” he said.

Mr Sharp said assisting in expanding the students’ knowledge was rewarding.