Music + engineering = success

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28 March 2017

Combining his interests in music and engineering, St Kevin’s College, Toorak, student Justin Mitchell has taken our first place in the Engineering category of the BHP Billiton Science and Engineering Awards announced recently with his invention of a tiny keyboard incorporated in the pockets of a hoodie, the wearer can create music anywhere.

Supported by the CSIRO and the Australian Science Teachers Association, the awards provide a unique opportunity for young scientists to demonstrate ingenuity, inquisitiveness, excellence in experiment design and application to problem solving. In his interview Justin explains the motivation behind his unique invention.

For more information about STEM in Catholic schools, read the latest edition of Catholic Education Today. Read an article and watch a story about Justin's award on the ABC news website.


Justin Mitchell - BHP Billiton Science and Engineering Awards 2017 from CSIRO on Vimeo.