Image – Claire Cranitch (centre) during a recent Growing Tall Poppies program
Former Emmaus College Rockhampton student, Claire Cranitch is hoping to have more Queensland schoolgirls involved, in her role as Griffith University’s event coordinator of the national Growing Tall Poppies program.
The fourth-year student is passionate about science but fears a misconception of how complex the study can be, can scare individuals away. Cranitch draws on her own university experiences, working alongside researchers and physicists, to encourage more young girls into scientific studies.
She is sharing her experiences with senior school students during the Future-proof your career, the Griffith STEM Roadshow in Ipswich, Lismore, Toowoomba, Cairns, Darwin, Rockhampton and Mackay from 13 July – 17 August.
“A lot of young people just don’t realise how much technology and science impacts their everyday lives.
“Just about everyone carries a phone in their pocket which is basically a mini computer. Its functionality and various uses covers just about every scientific field,” said Cranitch.
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