Business Liaison Association
Jane Baxter 29 July, 2016 Gifted and Talented Programs


Enthusiastic science and maths students across the far north took part in workshops run by Engineers without Borders during July 2016.

Sponsored by the Business Liaison Association, the workshops are designed to help foster a new generation of scientists and engineers and give them an understanding of appropriate technologies in developing communities.

The Prosthetic Leg workshop focused on promoting the medical side of engineering and provided students with the knowledge and opportunity to think laterally and innovatively.

In pairs, students were given a specific time frame and limited resources to construct a prosthetic leg suitable for an amputee. Once done, each team tested its design.

Teams then raced and winners were selected based on effectiveness of design and speed.

Participating schools were Cairns High, Gordonvale  High, Trinity Bay, St. Andrew's, St. Stephen's, Kuranda State College, St Mary's, Dimbulah School, Mareeba State High and Ravenshoe.


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