Meet Benjamin who attending Spark Brisbane in 2017. He has learned a lot from his experience and is inspired to one day pursue further education at Queensland University of Technology (QUT)!
Karla attended Spark Engineering Camp in her Year 11 school holidays and ever since then has wanted to pursue a career in Science, Mathematics and Technology. In 2014 and 2015 she helped host the Brisbane Spark Engineering Camp to share her experiences and give back. Listen to her story to find out more.
“I don’t believe I would have ended up studying engineering if it weren’t for the awesome impact that STEM camps in high school had on my life.”
“Spark has inspired me to work harder, go the extra mile at everything, and allowed me to gain valuable insights to tertiary education.”
“I want to help inspire the next generation to reach their full potential while exploring the world of science and engineering!”
“From the moment I joined Spark I was inspired by the passion and compassion of YWB and my fellow Sparkies.“
“Spark is truly remarkable, and I’m proud to be a part of it.“
“I believe in the Spark engineering camp because it empowers the next generation to experience everything the world has to offer them.”
“I am passionate about bringing opportunities to students which empower them to think about to think creatively and overcome challenges.”
“I hope to show potential rural university students that they can succeed at university despite their barriers.”
“I want to be able to further the reach that Spark has to encourage future generations of future students to overcome barriers in their paths and rise to their full potential.”
“Spark Engineering Camp is an important initiative that has been well executed from the ground up. Spark’s corporate partners are collaborating with the initiative’s passionate, young, wholly volunteer organising committee to identify and support promising future engineers from demographics that are under-represented in tertiary education. Promoting diversity in the engineering industry through proactively supporting pathways to university is an admirable objective, and to do so through collaboration with young community leaders is commendable. And the more so when it is done in a manner that engages employees in skilled volunteering. Spark represents the future of corporate community engagement, and I thank the companies which partner with Spark Engineering Camp for their investment in a diverse Australia. Yours sincerely, Julian Burnside”