MathsAlive! travels to Australia
This Interactive exhibit is designed to inspire future engineers
MathsAlive!, the one-of-a-kind interactive math and science exhibit, has drawn record-breaking crowds in five countries around the world. And it’s coming to Australia in July.
The exhibit aims to get young people interested in science, technology, engineering and math – the subjects known as STEM – by connecting students to things they love, like music, sports, movie and games. It started its Australian tour in the Gravity Discovery Centre in Gingin, Western Australia, on 14 July 2018 and will remain there until 7 November 2018, traveling to Canberra later this year.
“Raytheon Australia plays a critical role in motivating young people to continue their studies in science, technology, engineering and mathematics,” said Michael Ward, managing director of Raytheon Australia. “MathsAlive! will help to foster the next generation of Australian engineers, who will solve the most challenging problems across industries such as aerospace and defence.”
MathsAlive! is sponsored by Raytheon, one of Australia’s largest defence companies with 1,400 Australia employees – more than 700 of whom are engineers and technicians who understand firsthand the need for STEM education.
“The nature of work is changing," according to the Australian Government’s National Innovation and Science Agenda. "Around 75 per cent of the fastest-growing industries require skills in science, technology, engineering and math.”
“I am certain that young people from Perth and right across Western Australia will especially love custom-designing their own video game and skateboard and exploring the latest in robotics,” said Jim Chown, shadow minister for regional development in Western Australia, speaking at the official Australian MathsAlive! launch at the Gravity Discovery Centre in Gingin, Western Australia. “Parents may never again hear the question ‘when am I ever going to use maths in real life’?”
For more information, visit: http://www.mathsalive-au.com/