For four days students from schools all around greater Sydney descended on the International Convention Centre to take part in the IMC19 Outreach Learning Space. There were educational virtual reality exhibits, 3D printing, optical microscopes, and scanning electron microscopes.

Inspire STEM Outreach had two Hitachi TM4000Plus microscopes on site, showing samples of coral and eucalyptus leaves. There were also teeth and rusticles on display.

The students were very luck to have a team of over 10 science teachers from the STEMX Academy taking them through the storylines of the different samples.

It was a very successful event, and one that we walk away from knowing we’ve sparked an interest in science in many students.