Charles Sturt University
Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation

Inspiring the next gen of ag scientists

High school students now have a greater understanding of our research in biosecurity, herbicide resistance, parasitology and meat science after taking part in hands-on activities at the Graham Centre’s annual Science and Agriculture Enrichment Day.

On Friday 31 May the Centre hosted 100 students from Wagga Wagga High School, Kooringal High School, Mater Dei Catholic College, Kildare Catholic College and The Riverina Anglican College.

Acting Graham Centre Director, Associate Professor Marta Hernandez-Jover said, “One of the Graham Centre’s goals is increase the capacity of agriculture to innovate,  we do that by training graduates but also by showcasing what we do to a future generation of scientists.

"Our aim is that the Science and Agriculture Enrichment Day will show these young people how they can be part of the future of primary industries and lead innovation for the future.”

Aside from showcasing research the practical workshops also gave the high school students an insight into diversity of careers in agriculture, the pathways to study and the role of scientists in the development of profitable and sustainable primary industries.

We are looking forward to doing it all again when students from Scots College in Albury, Billabong High School, Yanco Agricultural High School, Finley High School, Deniliquin High School, Albury High School and Hay War Memorial High School visit us later in June.