Uni donates $6000 worth of science equipment to school
Published on 28 Jul, 2011Media Contact: Sue Ferguson
For Immediate Release
Theodore State School's science laboratory is getting back on its feet after the recent floods thanks to $6000 worth of new equipment donated by CQUniversity.
The support is part of Operation Achimedes, an initiative sparked by Queensland universities to assist schools affected by the devastating floods earlier in the year.
Theodore State School science teacher Jacky Sharkey, Principal Ken Treasure, CQUniversity Technical Services Manager Sue Ferguson and Laboratory Supervisor Heather Smyth look over the science equipment donated to the school.
Click here to View/Download full-sized ImageCQUniversity's Technical Services Manager Sue Ferguson said the University was keen to put its hand in its pocket for such a worthy cause.
"Theodore State School was selected as a local school that CQUniversity's School of Medical & Applied Sciences could help out," Ms Ferguson explained.
"In consultation with the school CQUniversity has donated microscopes, balances, hot plates, Vandergraaf, weights, magnets and laboratory coats, all of which were identified by the school as much needed."
Ms Ferguson and CQUniversity's Laboratory Supervisor Heather Smyth presented the equipment to a very excited science teacher and principal at the school recently.
Since the visit CQUniversity has pledged further donations to the school which are expected to be delivered in October. University staff will also make themselves available to provide advice on chemical safety and storage.