Rockets, slime and the black death are all hot topics at the 2019 Zenith Project Showcase at Charles Sturt University (CSU) in Port Macquarie.
More than 600 primary school students, community members, university personnel and visitors began touring the collection of projects on December 6.
The Zenith school-based program selects high achiever students in the Hastings Valley Community of Schools for extended learning and leadership projects.
Projects included the achievements of US president John Fitzgerald Kennedy and the Cuban missile crisis, a student-built maze and various slimes across the ages, created by year seven and eight Zenith students.
Each experience reflects either examples of making the region more inclusive or how an event from the past decade has shaped the future.
Port Macquarie student Sam Reniers, who operated an experience about the Cuban missile crisis said there are many overlooked events in the last decade worthy of significance.
"We're showing the significance of the idea of a rocket in the 1960s. How it divided and united many nations," he said.
"It divided the USA and Russia during the cold war and space race, but it also united the American people when they were able to go to the moon."
Other experiences on campus included a comparison of games between now and the 1980s, an analysis of Black Death plague and scientific comparisons under microscopes.
"We are excited to host more than 600 public school students for the Zenith Project Showcase and see some of the wonderful work Hastings Secondary College Year seven and eight students have created," said CSU director of external engagement Kate Wood-Foye.
"Hosting such events is a great opportunity for local school students to get a glimpse of our Port Macquarie campus and discover more about the tertiary education options that are available right here on their doorstep."
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