Year 4 and 5 students with a passion for music and a curiosity for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) gathered at the CQUniversity Gladstone recently for the 2023 STEM meets Symphony workshop.
The event combined the two disciplines in an interactive and educational way through a series of hands-on workshops and activities designed to enhance their musical understanding.
Presented in conjunction with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and CQUniversity's STEM Central, the full-day workshop was proudly supported by Australia Pacific LNG and operated by ConocoPhillips.
CQU STEM Central Lead Associate Professor Linda Pfeiffer said the popular event was successful in inspiring the next generation of innovative thinkers and problem solvers.
"We are proud to support initiatives that foster creativity, curiosity, and a love for both STEM and the arts," said Assoc Prof Pfeiffer.
"For students with diverse interests, STEM meets Symphony can help them discover how these two areas can intertwine.
"Events like these provide invaluable opportunities to explore new avenues of learning and self-expression."
The annual STEM meets Symphony workshop is now in its third year with the event organised by CQU STEM project officer Maxine Braithwaite.
As a part of this year's workshop, participants crafted musical instruments and witnessed firsthand how science and technology play a pivotal role in shaping the world of music.
Students also had the opportunity to learn from the talented Queensland Symphony Orchestra Percussionists Josh DeMarchi and Jacob Enoka, who shared their expertise, leaving the young students inspired and eager to explore new possibilities in their musical journeys.