Questacon announces partnership with Samsung

A Questacon staff member helps two teenage boys work on a model bridge.

Today Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre and Samsung Electronics Australia are excited to announce a new partnership. Samsung will provide products to support technology skills and education programmes at Questacon. The collaboration will help to connect young people with a greater range of engaging and inspirational learning experiences.

Professor Graham Durant AM, Questacon Director, said “This partnership will enhance skill-building activities for young Australians. Samsung technology will be incorporated into mathematics, science and innovation programmes delivered from the Questacon Technology Learning Centre (QTLC) in Canberra.

“The QTLC’s programmes are designed to give young people the skills and confidence to become creators — not just consumers — of technology. Samsung’s contribution shows their commitment to this objective, supporting tomorrow’s scientists, technologists and entrepreneurs.”

Samsung will provide technology equipment such as tablets, smartphones and smart TVs, which will be used for school and holiday workshops that explore design-thinking and problem-solving challenges.

Marc Dunn, Head of Government Relations, Samsung Electronics Australia, said “We are delighted to partner with Questacon which has inspired generations of Australians to become passionate about science and technology.

“Together, Questacon and Samsung want to create innovative learning opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics to help young Australians discover new experiences and learn new skills. We look forward to combining Samsung’s technology with Questacon’s passion for learning.”

Professor Durant said, “We’re thrilled to be able to incorporate Samsung’s high-end technology into our workshops, where students can create, test and refine their ideas using tools and equipment ranging from simple glue guns to 3D printers and laser cutters.”

Samsung tablets will be used in Questacon’s popular 3D design workshops, allowing students to gain experience in this new field of manufacturing. In addition, Samsung smartphones will be used for design, data collection and analysis tasks, using a variety of apps for materials science, engineering, modelling and animation.