Northern Territory students now have access to some of the most cutting edge science and technology facilities in Australia at the new $15.9 million STEAM Centre at Darwin High School.
NT Minister for Education Selena Uibo officially opened the new Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) building. It was built by local company Sunbuild, who employed 300 workers during construction.
The STEAM Centre will be available to students from Darwin High School, as well as students studying through the NT School of Distance Education.
The state-of-the-art facility is the second to be opened during the Territory Government’s term in government, after 2018’s opening of the $12.7 million STEAM Centre at Taminmin College.
Up to 75 per cent of the world’s fastest growing professions are in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and the Territory Government is investing to ensure NT students are well equipped for jobs in these fields.
The new STEAM Centre includes 15 inter-connected teaching spaces over two levels, a cutting-edge FAB-lab, teacher preparation areas on each level, and presentation and project spaces. The centre has capacity for up to 400 students at a time.
Source: NT Government