Students debate 'Energy for the Future'
Published on 28 July, 2011
More than 100 students from eight schools across Central Queensland recently converged on Gladstone to debate complex low-emissions technology challenges, at the fourth annual ‘Energy for the Future' forum...
The workshop welcomed the year 11 and 12 students to CQUniversity Gladstone Campus, where they devised real-world solutions to finding energy for the future. The teenagers assessed energy sources including wind, biomass, geothermal, solar, hydroenergy and coal seam gas as well as coal.
With the help of CQUniversity engineering students, University staff and industry professionals, students were allocated a budget and 'pitched' their relevant technology for sale, during a mock facilitated debate.
For added realism, representatives from 20 local industries, including Stanwell, Queensland Alumina, NRG (Gladstone Power) and Rio Tinto Alcan, played the role of interested international buyers.
The event was sponsored by CQUniversity Pathways Unit and the Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy (QMEA).