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A passion for astronomy
Laura is standing outside at night time with a telescope.

Since high school Laura Crosby has had an interest in maths and science, and through a Bachelor of Science at USQ she has been able to fulfil a dream of studying Astronomy

‘Astronomy is my hobby and I’ve been able to explore that at USQ. It is an amazing and beautiful science. When you look at the sky from a science point of view you realise how incredible it is. There is still so much to learn.’

In Laura’s second year of study she became a USQ Meet-Up leader, giving her the opportunity to teach other first year students physics and astronomy. This experience inspired a newfound career path and she is now studying her postgraduate qualifications in education. With a goal of becoming a secondary maths and physics teacher in rural Queensland, she looks forward to sharing her passion with others.

‘There is a shortage of good maths and science teachers so I want to make a difference. Teaching is so important as it lays the foundation for all other jobs.’

‘As a university student my biggest motivator is to do really well so I can become a good teacher. I am always asking questions in class so, one day, I will be able to explain concepts to my students.’