Speakers and School Visits
Interacting with scientists, engineers and mathematicians is a great way for students to connect with science and engineering. Thanks to its university and industry partnerships, VSSEC has access to scientists and engineers working at the forefront of innovation. Students, teachers and the general public are encouraged to interact with these specialists. VSSEC has joined with the Tall Poppy Campaign to offer a Video Conference Speaker Program.
Book a Free Engineer for your Classroom
The Engineers in Schools Program was established by Engineers Australia to help students and teachers discover what a career in engineering can offer. In bringing professional engineers togeteher with students in the classroom, VSSEC and Engineers Australia have combined to provide engineering mentors to work with students for the mission based programs. We encourage you to take advantage of this program and book an engineer when you book your mission.
Contact Engineers Australia to request an engineer. Melbourne Office: 03 9329 8188
Below is a list of speaker programs and school-based science programs offered by other organisations:
Robogals: Bringing Engineering to Girls
Robogals is a student-run organisation that aims to increase female participation in engineering, science and technology through fun-filled educational initiatives aimed at girls in primary and secondary school. They have chapters at twelve universities across Australia, New Zealand, the UK and Ireland. Robogals offer school visits, competitions and events. Visit their website www.robogals.org.au for more details and join their newsletter (The Amplifier) mailing list for monthly updates, “how-to” videos and profiles of inspiring females in tech.
Environmental science talks in your school
Audience: Year 10, 11 and 12
RMIT staff and students are available to visit your school and talk to students about the expanding career opportunities in environmental science.
Environmental scientists work to protect our environment. They understand how the natural environment works and what needs to be done to protect our water, air, wildlife, plants and soil.
Environmental scientists interact with policy makers, engineers and managers. Consequently environmental scientists study double degrees so they can speak the language of science as well as the language of the policy and planning, business management, or engineering.
Tel. 03 9925 1016