In late January, Vala Safari of Year 10 attended the University of Wollongong to discover more about Ocean Engineering. He was part of a class of 20 motivated students who had been nominated to participate. Vala learnt about the fundamentals of Ocean Engineering through project-based learning. He was asked to design a proto-type oil rig. This meant that he explored the basics of ocean physics, including forces of balance and its affect on solid structures. Vala stated, ” We learnt that structures of concrete for example are easy to make, stable and harder to break down, whereas structures of steel were not well suited to the ocean environment.” Congratulations, Vala, on your achievement in this course.
Gymea Technology High School offers a range of holiday enrichment and extension courses to our high achieving students during the July and January holiday period. These courses are run by the University of Wollongong. Gymea student participation rates, achievement and enjoyment of these courses has been exemplary over the years.