Science at Mary MacKillop College is more than the learnings in the classroom. Many of our MacKillop Women engage with opportunities that present themselves including educational and leadership programs through both the NASA Johnson Space Centre (Houston, Texas) and U.S. Space and Rocket Centre (Huntsville, Alabama). MacKillop Women such as Willow Kohn and Emma Shannon (both Y 12) who have each undertake these programs.
Our budding scientists are making the most of opportunities presented a little closer to home as well, through internships and residential courses with QUT and UQ. Courtney Judd (Y12) and Bronte Hobday (Y11) have each undertaken such internships with Courtney completing her internship in Astrophysics and Bronte in Agriculture, Science and Technology.
Further, MacKillop scientists, Tihana Salinovic (Y10) and Amelia Molloy (Y8) have used technology to put themselves on the world stage, as they competed in the Education Perfect Science World Championships. Both girls answered a total of 5,261 questions during the event. Tihana placed within the top 20% of competitors and received a Credit award and Amelia placed in the top 5% and received a Silver award.
Congratulations to these, and all our MacKillop Women for their continued efforts within and beyond the science classrooms.