This programme is specifically just for girls. Unfortunately only 14% of women are in engineering careers. There are different types of engineering like chemical, electrical, software, civil and mechanical engineering.
We were split into 3-4 groups and each group got a robot with a code name on it. In my group I had Maureen, Olivia, Mia S and myself. Our robots name was The Hobbot. Each group got an Ipad and went onto an app. On our app you could programme your robot to move in any direction.
Emily Warren Roebling was a developer who was known for her contribution to finish building the Brooklyn Bridge after her husband Washington Roebling died from Caisson Disease. After Emily’s husband died she found loads of books on civil engineering and taught herself from scratch. Emily’s husband was a civil engineer and the Chief Engineer during the construction of the Bridge. Sadly Emily died on the 28th of February 1903.
We learned that there are different types of engineering that can do different types of things, for example Aerospace engineering helps with space. Generation engineering helps with GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms).
Towards the end of the incursion we got to create a little dance or song and perform it to the other girls.
This was a really fun incursion for the girls because it encourages us to dream big and be whatever we want to be.
And thanks to David and Sestley from UWA for volunteering to do this.
You both helped us out a lot and it is much appreciated.
By Ava Thorpe
Congratulations to the following students who won awards at the Community Science Expo run by SERCUL and the City of Canning. The students were awarded their prizes at the opening ceremony on Sunday at CREEC.
Alicia was selected as the Year 1 winner
Jermaine was selected as the Year 3 winner.
Lyana was selected as the Year 6 winner.
Zavier and Ella were awarded Highly Commended for their entries and also received a prize.
Mrs Cogger is keen to encourage all our budding scientists at St Emilie’s to attend this local event. Our students have entered the Design a Logo competition and the winning entry (yet to be announced) will feature in the Community Expo banner.
On Friday schools across Australia celebrated National Schools Tree Planting Day. National Tree Day is a call to action for all Australians to put their hands in the earth and give back to their community. Each year, about 300,000 people volunteer their time to engage in environmental activities that educate individuals about the world around them. It was a day for our Year 4 students to venture outdoors and get to get their hands dirty and have some fun!
St Emilie’s is also proud to announce that we recently received a Woolworths Junior Landcare Grant. This money was used to purchase 10 large eucalyptus trees to replant in our school bushland. Mr Cogger purchased tree species suited to our bushland setting in the southern suburbs and also resistant to dieback.
Here are some photos of our Year 4 students enjoying the experience. Mrs Cogger and the students would also like to thank the parents who volunteered and assisted small groups of students to plant the trees.
The Year One students planted their potatoes on Friday 24th May. Every week they visited the garden beds along with Mrs Cogger and Mrs Roberto to see how many potatoes had come up.
Every week more and more potatoes popped up! This week we counted 39 potatoes. Here are a few photos of our students examining their potato seedlings.
Thanks to Seed Potatoes for Schools WA for supporting us with this project. We are all thoroughly enjoying it.