On the 19th of September Corrimal High School were lucky enough to host an Engineering Day presented by University of Wollongong Engineering staff and students. Mr Foster, the organising teacher, invited Year 8, 9 and 10 students from Corrimal High School, Bulli High School, Wonoona High School and Keira High School and the response from students to attend was overwhelming.
Over the course of the day students were able to complete a series of practical and theoretical applications designed by the UOW Engineering faculty to engage young engineers or students wishing to get an insight as to the possible tertiary education options available. Students worked to solve beam testing questions, studied friction, conducted milkshake experiments through the use of pedal power, conducted clean coal experiments and were able to take a ride in the custom built and designed racer and simulator.
Mr Foster was very happy with the day's activities commenting that "students were highly engaged and motivated to get involved". Students should be commended on how hard they worked and how engaged they were with the activities on the day. Mr Foster went on to say "students were able to work with students from other schools and the University of Wollongong to gain an understanding of basic Engineering and what tertiary education could hold for their futures. Students may look at engineering as a career, however, a second outcome of the day is that it could encourage students to search out a study option at university, set their sights on that goal and move towards it after they finish secondary schooling.