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Vol 4. No. 2 February 2021 National Poultry Newspaper PO Box 162 Wynnum 4178 Phone (07) 3286 1833 Email
Next generation poultry education
IT was great to finally feel a type of normalcy with the first education activity for the year.
‘Chook Chat Hack’.
This event will focus on novel ideas as to how we can create the next
We were able to take part in the National Youth Science Forum, where we enabled current Year 12 students to ‘test drive’ our virtual chicken experience.
generation chicken. Specifically, we will
This interactive tool has applications across all levels of education and will be integrated into training packages and education sessions.
There is a testing function that enables the user to select a specified part of the chicken with tweezers and place on the tray.
‘Vicky’ the virtual chicken allows users to experience all parts of the chicken from inside out, even down to the different cuts of meat.
It was a wonderful op- portunity to chat about chickens with a great group of STEM students.
ask teams of students to tackle the looming food shortage of 2050 issue, and how the answer could be chickens and eggs.
Their insightful ques- tions and commentary definitely enhanced the overall interaction.
If this interests you, please check out our latest job opportunity, the PHA Education and Training Officer – contact the UNE jobs website for more details or contact us at poultryhub@une.
Did you know that Poul- tryHub Australia man- aged over $3 million in research dollars last year?
Why did the chicken cross the road?
One student remarked that “the virtual chick- en is cool and interest- ing without all the gross stuff” – a very accurate description of the virtual chicken experience.
If you are keen to know more about our research portfolio, check out our website or contact us directly.
It’s anyone’s guess.
We hope that we will be able to engage more with
This month we will officially open our next funding round, which will enable further re-
Finally, I would like to bring our next excit- ing event to your atten- tion – our undergraduate hackathon, aptly named
University students will be invited to form teams and submit a short video detailing their ideas.
both school students and the general public over the coming year.
search investment in our fantastic industry.
Is the answer in science, agri-tech, economics, psychology, engineering, marketing or none of the above?
This event is centred on engagement and the shar- ing of ideas.
A panel of industry ex- perts will judge the vid- eos and the winners will receive a cash prize.
Two students from the National Youth Science Forum enjoying PoultryHub Australia’s virtual chicken experience.
Don’t hesitate to get in touch with your ideas and questions – poultryhub@
If you would like to be involved, stay tuned for our official announce- ment later this month.
We will also be running PoultryGrad mid-year and a suite of scholar- ships for honours stu- dents.
The best way to stay up to date is to check out the programs page on
PHA looks forward to engaging with you over the coming year.
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