In 2016, a unique and innovative collaboration between James Cook University and Thuringowa State High School commenced. Global Tropic Future (GTF) will result in enriched learning outcomes, aspirations and pathways for our students. Our Global Tropics Future Young Scholars have the opportunities to engage in innovative experiences in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
2017 will see Thuringowa State High School pilot a new elective STEM program. It will be available for all students in Year 7, 8 & 9. This STEM elective is designed to extend students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. It will challenge and excite students with the possibilities of the future. It involves 21st century learning opportunities and emphasises inquiry based learning where our students are encouraged to learn by doing. Students will have exciting opportunities to work with STEM experts at James Cook University, dynamic face-to-face workshops and inspiring STEM challenges.