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18 April 2018

Spreading a love of engineering

As part of a longstanding partnership with Scienceworks, which is located less than a kilometre from our Yarraville Terminal, we sent a team of Mobil ambassadors to assist with the museum’s school holiday program. The program explored the concept, ‘What is the work of an engineer’.

With a steady stream of families passing through the doors throughout the autumn school holidays, our ambassadors were kept extremely busy running hands-on activities and answering all manners of questions from budding scientists and engineers.

ExxonMobil's Nikki Calcraft said the partnership with Scienceworks was an important part of the broader community relations program for the sites.

“We are involved with a variety of local groups as part of our aim to support the communities in which we operate,” she said. 

Photo — A young Scienceworks visitor demonstrates her puzzle skills to ExxonMobil’s Nikki Calcraft. “These activities have been designed to ignite curiosity in the next generation.” Photo by: Rod Start/Museums Victoria

Nurin Veis, General Manager of Scienceworks, said Mobil’s support of the holiday program was invaluable. 

“These activities have been designed to ignite curiosity in the next generation around the themes of engineering and science, delivered through interactive workshops, lightning room shows, conducting tours of the collection store, pumping station, as well as activating spot talks led by engineering experts.”

With so much interest and engagement with these sessions from young children, we can safely say that interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) fields remains strong and so too does the future of Australian engineering. 

Photo — Scienceworks autumn school holiday program has helped to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers. Photo by: Rod Start/Museums Victoria

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