QUT VC STEM Camp

Biofabrication - Biomedical 3D Printing is Hear

Last week we had the pleasure of hosting 16 year 11 high school students from across Queensland for the QUT VC STEM Camp.  The week was filled with presentations, workshops, careers fairs and most of all a lot of fun.  The week was topped off with a talent show on Thursday night and presentations from all of the 160 students that attended on Friday.

Our program was called "Biofabrication- Biomedical 3D Printing is Hear" and we were one of the ten groups that participated in the week.  We set our students up to work their way through 3D scanning, 3D modelling and 3D printing either a bone defect or an ear prosthetic.  All the programs we used were free to use which allows the students to see the resources that available to them right now to learn the basic of this exciting world of 3D technology.

Day 1. Real World Futures Q&A with Roger Lawrence, Dr. Mia Woodruff, Taj Pabari and Dr. Geoff Garret AO.

Day 1. Real World Futures Q&A with Roger Lawrence, Dr. Mia Woodruff, Taj Pabari and Dr. Geoff Garret AO.

Day 2. Students setting up their skull model to scan.

Day 2. Students setting up their skull model to scan.

Day 3. Group C celebrating their completed ear model which has just been sent to the printer.

Day 3. Group C celebrating their completed ear model which has just been sent to the printer.

Day 3. The students got to come up to the lab and mould a prosthetic ear from silicone using a 3D printed mould.

Day 3. The students got to come up to the lab and mould a prosthetic ear from silicone using a 3D printed mould.

Day 4. Taking a break from writing presentations

Day 4. Taking a break from writing presentations

Day 5. VC STEM Camp Breakfast with keynote speaker Catherine Ball

Day 5. VC STEM Camp Breakfast with keynote speaker Catherine Ball

Day 5. Our final goodbye after an incredible week!

Day 5. Our final goodbye after an incredible week!

We would like to thank all of our students for bringing so much enthusiasm and excitement to the week.  Special thanks also has to go to the STEM team at QUT for all their planning for the week, the student ambassadors who assisted especially Max and Matt from our team.