Introduce your Year 10 students to engineering and technology concepts and issues through our interactive workshops.
In light of the emerging COVID-19 situation and continuing policy statements from the State and Federal Government, the University is adopting a series of changes to reduce rates of infection in the community. At this stage, the Hands On Engineering and IT dates are not affected, but this may change at any time.
The University will continue to follow expert health advice and will continue to make decisions about its activities which are in the best interests of the health, safety and wellbeing of the entire University community.
- Thursday 8 April
- Friday 9 April
- Wednesday 22 September
- Thursday 23 September
- Monday 29 November
- Tuesday 30 November
- Wednesday 1 December
- Thursday 2 December
- Friday 2 December
Work with us to create a tailor-made schedule for your classroom needs. The below workshops are available:
- Explore your neighbourhood with a Digital Twin
In this workshop you will explore your neighbourhood with a state-of-the-art Digital Twin platform. This platform integrates spatial, social and economic data, historic, real-time, and future. This workshop has 2 parts.
- Making an impact with engineering
An introductory workshop for those who are interested in engineering. Hear from our current mechanical and electrical engineering students about their studies, the impact they are making through internships and work on a case study using engineering problem-solving techniques.
- Coding against COVID 19
Engineers without Borders and Robogals present a workshop for students to engage with sophisticated coding concepts. The overall goal of the workshop is for students to develop handwritten code to navigate a map, with a motivating narrative of improving access to healthcare in developing countries.
- Ethics of artificial intelligence
Imagine a runaway trolley raging down the tracks toward five people. You stand at a railway switch with the power to divert the trolley to another track, where just one person stands. Do you do it? What if there is a computer automated to make the decision? Professor Tim Miller discusses the ethics of autonomy using this and other examples.
- Programming challenge using ALICE
Alice is an innovative block-based programming environment that makes it easy to create animations, build interactive narratives, or program simple games in 3D. Students will learn logical and computational thinking skills, fundamental principles of programming and enjoy exposure to object-oriented programming.
- So you think you know maths?
Professor Andrew Ooi, Mechanical Engineer, and Dr Jillian Kenny, Civil Engineer, demonstrate how mathematics has been used in the fight against COVID 19.
- Bridge building
Participants will learn the engineering concepts of bridge building guided by our resident bridge building expert. Materials required: paper, straws and sticky tape and tin-can weights.
- Demystifying cryptography
In this session we will look into cryptographic techniques behind secure communication and privacy-preserving data analysis. You will get a chance to “break” simple encryption methods and participate in a protocol for protecting personal information.
To have workshops run for your school complete the expression of interest form.
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