The Dream Big Event is an initiative of IPWEAQ's Ambassador, Jessica Kahl. It is designed to provide female students in Years 10 to 12 with an opportunity to develop their understanding of what it is to be an engineer and the rewarding job prospects on offer.
Dream Big activities are based on current engineering units and are aimed at developing skills in leadership and teamwork and to identify innovative capabilities.
At this year's events held in Rockhampton, Gladstone, Bundaberg and Mackay, students had an opportunity to design and build a Pasco trebuchet, engineer a structure in the Marshmallow Challenge, program Lego robots in RobotC software, participate in a future city build design jam and be empowered by presentations from accomplished engineers.
Read Jessica's Report on the 2017 Dream Big events in the March issue of Engineering for Public Works.