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STEAM Futures Conference 2024

24th May 2024

TOGETHER TOWARDS TOMORROW 

This Years Theme:

Advancing Diversity

Keynote

Keynote Speaker

Professor Madhu Bhaskaran

Professor Madhu Bhaskaran is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering. She is a multi-award winning electronics engineer and innovator. She co-leads the Functional Materials and Microsystems Research Group at RMIT University which she established in 2010. 

 

She is also Chief Investigator and IDEA Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Transformative Meta-Optical Systems and Deputy Director (Research) of the ARC Hub for Connected Sensors for Health. Her work on electronic skin and wearable sensors has been patented and her group now works collaboratively with multiple industry and design partners to commercialise the technology for healthcare and aged care. She is a migrant Australian and a passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion. She proudly co-leads Women in STEMM Australia.

Agenda

Agenda

May 24th

8:30 - 9:00

9:00 - 9:50

Registration

Keynote Speaker

  • Felicity  Furey

Morning Tea

10:30 - 11:30

Session 1 - Students and Teachers Workshops

9:50 - 10:20

Workshop
Presenter(s)
Robotics Play for STEM teaching and learning
Sarika Kewalramani
Design Thinking for Year 7
Rachel Bor
Swinburne Youth Space Innovation Challenge
Sara Webb
How to integrate algorithmic thinking into your school's math curriculum.
Julien Baggiere
STEAM in the real world
Tara Graves
Drone Piloting
Banyule Nilumbik & Whittlesea tech school
Captivating Engagement through Educational Escape Rooms
Robert Ross
What are the futures of learning?
Kate Coleman
Bio-Studio - The Art of Science or the Science of Art
Sarah Edwards & Birra-li Ward
Inspiration Under the Microscope: Combining a Career in Art and Science
Jamie Mumford
Robotics and AI at Monash Smart Manufacturing
Keenan Granland
Have a Ball with Natives = Seed Balls for the Future
Pia Wrafter & Isabella Shaw
STEAMing Ahead in Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
Nelson Low

11:35 - 12:35

Session 2 - Workshops and Student Panel

Workshop
Presenter(s)
Drone Piloting
Banyule Nilumbik & Whittlesea tech school
Forward to the Future: Unveiling the Possibilities of STEAM in 2024 and Beyond
Sampa Sarkar & Sarvesh Soni
Robotics and AI at Monash Smart Manufacturing
Keenan Granland
What are the futures of learning?
Kate Coleman
Unleashing the Power of Data Exploration using databot
Mukesh Soni & Pathik Shah
Design Thinking for Year 7
Rachel Bor
Understanding the basic concepts and learning electronics through projects
Gita Pendharkar

12:40 - 1:15

Lunch

1:20 - 2:20

Session 3 - Student and Teachers Workshops

Workshop
Presenter(s)
Drone Piloting
Banyule Nilumbik & Whittlesea tech school
What are the futures of learning?
Kate Coleman
Science, Education and Indigenous Ways of Knowing
Duane Hamacher
Unleashing the Power of Data Exploration using databot
Mukesh Soni & Pathik Shah
Have a Ball with Natives = Seed Balls for the Future
Pia Wrafter & Isabella Shaw
Control freak! Why understanding how proteins work is the key to understanding life.
Lakshmi Wijeyewickrema
Captivating Engagement through Educational Escape Rooms
Robert Ross
Design Thinking for Year 7
Rachel Bor
STEAM in the real world
Tara Graves

2:25 - 3:30

Session 4 - Workshops and Educator Panel

Workshop
Presenter(s)
Drone Piloting
Banyule Nilumbik & Whittlesea tech school
What are the futures of learning?
Kate Coleman
RMIT ROVER: Development of a Rover
RMIT Rover Team
Design Thinking for Year 7
Rachel Bor
STEAM in the real world
Tara Graves

The Venue

VIEWBANK COLLEGE 

WARREN ROAD, ROSANNA

How to Get Here

517 Bus (Christine St / Rutherford Rd)

Hurstbridge line (Rosanna Station then 517)

Limited Parking Available

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