Oberon High | Engineering eye-opener at university event

ENGINEERING: Oberon High School's Nathan is only just taller than the Jenga puzzle at Charles Sturt University.

ENGINEERING: Oberon High School's Nathan is only just taller than the Jenga puzzle at Charles Sturt University.

ENGFEST, held last week at Charles Sturt University, brought together industry, educators and the community to showcase the works of the engineers of the future and to discuss and celebrate regional engineering.

Oberon High School's stage six engineering students attended the Community and School Day on Tuesday, June 11 where they visited stalls run by Engineers Australia and PitchIT and saw student engineer exhibitions.

Students attended a prospective student information session, careers expo, CSU cadet thesis presentations, building tours, Maker Space demonstrations and a public lecture on the Inland Rail Network.

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"There were some pretty cool technologies on show, like water filtration systems, models of different structures such as a retaining wall and cliffside lookout," student Ian Gaiser said.

"I really enjoyed the 3D printer and the free sausage sizzle lunch."

The students were very interested in a presentation about using ricebags to fix roads in Cambodia, but were most attracted to Giant Jenga, a fun, practical way to understand the principles of engineering.

This event was invaluable to students as it detailed the role of engineers and the opportunities for studying engineering at CSU.