Yr 9 Engineering Students @ Work: Humanitarian Conferences

Yr 9 Engineering Students @ Work
Humanitarian Conferences

AKORN Educational Services in collaboration with Engineers Without Borders, Engineers Australia and the Catholic Education Office - Melbourne, are offering schools an opportunity to participate in one of three Yr 9 Engineering Students @ Work: Humanitarian Conferences

Dates: 31st May, 2nd August & 13th September
Venue: Engineers Australia, 21 Bedford Street, North Melbourne
Time: 9:15 am - 2:45 pm
Who: One team of six Year 9 students per school interested in
      learning about the various disciplines of Engineering and the impact  they can  
      make on the world while engaging their scientific thinking and reasoning skill
Cost: $150 per school - covers program, morning tea, lunch, all materials

This is a fantastic opportunity for 108 (6 teams of 6 per conference date) students to gain an understanding of engineering and of the various opportunities it offers. Engineers Without Borders (EWB) will present a real-life humanitarian event such as one in Ton Le Sap Lake, Cambodia.  Then engineers from prominent engineering firms will work with teams comprised of one student from each of the six participating schools in developing strategies for addressing their stream of engineering (i.e. - mechanical, chemical, environmental, water, civil and electrical) in this scenario. 

Teams will also be supported by EWB engineering students during their "workshop" session and will present their recommendations to all participants during the closing session of the conference.  Students will be given time to ask questions of the panel of experts.

By having each team made-up of students from each school participating, when returning to their home school - they will be able to present the "whole" picture to fellow-classmates and staff.

Attendance is strictly limited to the first six schools responding for each date. To register please contact:   Georgene Bridgeman, Akorn Educational Services by email or phone: georgene.b@AKORN.com.au or on 0412 339 553