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Cardno runs workshops on GIS and RPAs at STEM Camp for girls

Cardno’s South Coast NSW office ran two workshops on the application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAs) for Girl Guides NSW/ACT at the first STEM Camp created in collaboration with the University of Wollongong, NSW Australia, on 12 July 2017.

The Scientium STEM Camp was held from 10 to 13 July 2017 and included more than 25 Girl Guides between the ages of 11 and 15 from across NSW and the ACT. The camp aimed to support girls and young women to grow and contribute to the future innovation of Australia, and help redress the gender imbalance in science-related fields. This year’s camp was themed around sustainability and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Rhiannon Hughes, an Environmental Scientist/GIS Analyst from the Cardno South Coast office ran two workshops on the application of GIS and RPAs. The participants were introduced to the wide variety of technology utilised in everyday work at Cardno, including the DJI Inspire Quadcopter. They were also exposed to working with a GIS through online interactive mapping exercises to track marine debris in the world’s oceans.

Cardno South Coast’s involvement at the Girl Guides NSW/ACT Scientium STEM Camp was a great chance to share how technology is currently being utilised within Cardno and to celebrate the diverse culture we have to offer.

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For more information, please contact:

Rhiannon Hughes
Environmental Scientist/GIS Analyst
+61 2 4231 9600