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#STEM Like A Pat's Girl 2018 - August

Proudly supported by
W&F Constructions      National Science Week      Townsville STEM Hub      

St Patrick's College Townsville is delighted to again present #STEM Like A Pat's Girl - Saturday 11 August.

#STEM Like A Pat's Girl is open to girls aged 10-15 years, who are passionate about STEM.  Participants will have the opportunity to enjoy at day at St Patrick's College participating in an exciting line-up of STEM workshops delivered by leading institutions and specialists.

  1. Engineering for Humanitarianism - presented by the ADF  FULLY BOOKED!
  2. Counter-Eplosive Hazards - presented by the ADF      FULLY BOOKED!
  3. The Secret Life of Turtles and Sharks - presented by JCU    FULLY BOOKED!
  4. Forensic Anatomy - presented by JCU     FULLY BOOKED!
  5. Waste to Water - presented by JCU FULLY BOOKED!
  6. "Build to Fly" Drones - presented by JAR Aerospace    FULLY BOOKED!


9.00am            Registration
9.30am            Principal's Address; Key Note Speaker's Address   (parents are welcome to stay for this session)
10.30am          Morning Tea (provided)
11.00am          Workshop Session 1
12.30pm          Lunch (provided)
1.00pm            Workshop 2
2.30pm            Q&A Panel with Keynote Speaker and Workshop Presenters     (parents welcome to attend)
3.00pm            Close

JAR Aerospace Teacher Professional Development

Key Note Presenter - Lt Col Jen Harris

LT COL Jen Harris is a Civil Engineer with a Masters in Weapons Effects on Structures. She served as a junior officer in the 21st Construction Squadron before undertaking long term schooling in the United Kingdom.

Upon her return, she served as Officer Commanding 11 Works Section, 19th Chief Engineer Works. As a senior captain, she was appointed Aide de Camp to Head of Defence and Employer Support Division. In 2010, LTCOL Harris was appointed the Officer Commanding 23rd Support Squadron, 1st Combat Engineer Regiment.  LTCOL Harris assumed the role of the Brigade Major, 6th Combat Support (CS) Brigade in September 2014, where she was awarded a Conspicuous Service Cross for her contribution in this role. Prior to her current appointment as Commanding Officer 3rd Combat Engineer Regiment LTCOL Harris was responsible for the management and modernisation of Army’s Engineer and key Force Protection capabilities.

LTCOL Harris has seen operational service in Afghanistan in 2006 in support of the Netherlands Defence Force and was responsible for establishing facilities and setting the foundation for Reconstruction Task Force – 1. Upon return to Australia in 2007 she deployed to Iraq to provide technical expertise to the re-design of the Australian Embassy, Baghdad in support of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. In 2008, LTCOL Harris served with the United Nations Truce Supervision Organisation in Lebanon and Syria.  She returned to Afghanistan in 2010 as the Chief Engineer for the Headquarters Combined Team Uruzgan –1.


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St Patrick’s College Townsville Limited
45 The Strand (PO Box 721)
Townsville Qld 4810

College Administration:
T (61) 4753 0300
F (61) 4753 0336
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