Fenton Doolan and Brad Hampson submitted an application for GCCC to become a STEM X Centre for excellence in teaching, learning and research in the domain of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The application was successful and GCCC is now one of five schools in Queensland who have been awarded this title.
The title comes with a $10,000 grant that goes towards setting up and implementing the program. More details of the program will come soon. Here is a summary for now:
Glasshouse Christian College has a partnership with the University of the Sunshine Coast of peer mentoring from undergraduate students with GCCC students in mathematics, science and technology. Students engage with environmental technology and digital prototyping engineering technologies to work on real life programs. They plan to use their funding for professional development, specialised resources and support staff.
Rob Steffler, Dean of Studies