By tegan On July 13, 2012
In June 2012, The QMEA sponsored the attendance of 5 Science Operations Officers at the state Lab Technicians Conference in Brisbane. Denise from Moranbah SHS had the following to say…
I found my experience at CONQEST truly valuable. As the only S.O.O. in a rural school, you tend to think that a lot of experiences you have at the school are unique and you can sometimes think you may be doing things wrong. The experience of being with a number of other S.O.O.’s at CONQEST 2012 I found it enlightening that they all have the same problems and situations that I have this gives renewed appreciation for the role I have at the school.
The workshops were very good. I would have liked to do a whole heap more – maybe I will have to organise to go next year! I really liked the forensics’ workshop I found the presenter very passionate about the topic which had me hanging onto every word that was said I did not want this presentation to end. I also enjoyed Dr Joe’s presentation. I love his enthusiasm for science, and like to find small simple experiments that I can take back to school and keep pushing to our student’s that ‘science is fun’.
Being able to meet with a number of companies I deal with when ordering equipment was also a very valuable experience.
I would like to thank QMEA for giving me the opportunity to attend CONQEST 2012.