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STEM Industry School Partnerships

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What is SISP?

The STEM Industry School Partnerships (SISP) is an initiative of the NSW Department of Education’s Educational Standards Directorate.

Through the colloboration of education with leading Australian companies, universities, government agencies and industry, the SISP program provides an educational model that engages students, inspires them to study STEM and prepares them for STEM careers.  More Info >

 

Upcoming events

Thursday

28

January

COSPAR-K: A Space STEM Event

Date

28 January-02 February

Time

All day

Location
ICC Sydney

The SISP Program will take a lead role in the COSPAR-K program which will run simultaneously with the 43rd Biennial Committee for Space Research (COSPAR) Scientific Assembly in Sydney’s International Convention Centre (ICC) over the last few days of the summer holidays in 2021. SISP-led events will include a plants in space showcase, model bottle rocket designing and testing, mars rover robotics simulations and a mars rover challenge. The SISP team will look to involve STEM students across NSW who are currently working on robotics programs at school through the iSTEM curriculum to showcase at this event. “I am so proud of the SISP team who have worked over the years to position our program among the world’s best in delivering engaging and exciting STEM education in schools. To have the COSPAR take notice and ask SISP to contribute to the COSPAR-K space science event in such a way is a real honour,” said Dr Sleap. “I’m particularly happy that the COSPAR organisers have asked the Department of Education to take the lead in providing equitable access to all students via the COSPAR-K TV Channel. “COSPAR-K TV will live-stream numerous events and videos and host interactive Q&A and interview sessions across the full program. “This is a great opportunity for SISP to provide our rural, regional and remote students with the same rare and exciting experience to not only access but also participate in content that would normally be available only to students who could attend in person. COSPAR-K will be a real equaliser in space science and discovery,” Dr Sleap said. Professor Boyce emphasised the importance of these conferences to pitch a future in STEM to the next generation of STEM leaders and researchers. “With the world’s leading space researchers and industries coming to Australia in January 2021, a once-in-a-generation opportunity exists to spark the next talent pool of STEM graduates,” he said. “We are making a deliberate effort to reach out to and motivate young people to pursue STEM careers that will contribute to Australia's advanced manufacturing economy. We see this as one of the lasting legacies of COSPAR 2021. “I’m therefore inviting teachers, students and the public to engage in a conversation about space to drive innovation for generational change. We want you to be part of building Australia’s future prosperity. Come and join us at COSPAR-K,” Professor Boyce said. The COSPAR and SISP teams have enjoyed collaborating and planning for this exciting space science adventure for Australian students. Both Professor Boyce and Dr Sleap are looking forward to sharing further information on the activities and opportunities as they are confirmed.

Friday

29

January

UNSW Canberra Satellite Mission Virtual Activity

Date

29 January-02 February

Time

All day

Location
Online

In this satellite design game, you will discover how a spacecraft is developed based on the objectives of the space mission. You will need to let your imagination roam freely to come up with a mission scenario - finding water on Mars, setting up a communications relay around the Moon or catching debris in Earth orbit. Based on the mission scenario, which consists of an orbit and a payload, you will have to build the remaining satellite subsystems as the goals it to have a satellite that works as a system. These instructions are intended to be followed by a teacher who will run the activity with their class. The game is designed to be completed in 30 minutes but you are encouraged to take more time and let students explore the details of satellites in more depth. The game consists of 2 phases: Mission Definition ~10 minutes You are instructed to come up with your own mission idea. What do you want to do in space? Think about payloads and orbits. What could you do with a telescope in geostationary orbit? Each group must choose one orbit and one payload card that defines their mission. If time is limited, we suggest to provide each group with a Payload/Orbit combination in the beginning and let them describe the mission around those. Satellite Design ~20 minutes The combination of payload and orbit card tells you how many resources of each type the satellite will need to provide. Each component will provide one of those resources, but may also need other resources (e.g. an electrical heater can provide heat, but also needs power). In the end, the satellite needs to work as a system, which is determined with the satellite validation rules (see below). As there are many inter-dependencies between resources and components you may need to iterate your design a few times before a feasible solution is found. Available Sessions: This on-line activity is available for all five days of COSPAR-K. Register Here: https://icmsaust.eventsair.com/cospar-2021/cosparktvtickets/Site/Register

Friday

29

January

For Students – COSPAR-K Free Online Scavenger Hunt Game

Date

29 January-02 February

Time

All day

Location
Online

We’ve developed an exciting on-line game for you to play during COSPAR-K. Play it from wherever you are; maybe you’re on the bus travelling to the ICC Sydney or lounging at home with some friends, this game will take you on an intergalactic adventure. Rough gaming time is 60 minutes. All you need is a device connected to the internet and you’re set. Choose from single player or a team of up to 10 people. Get your thinking hats on as Mars is waiting! Here’s the plot: After years of training, the time has come for you to start the remarkable journey from Earth to Mars. Can you take off from Earth, navigate to the Moon and overcome cybersecurity threats along the way? After travelling millions of miles through space, can you then manage to establish human life on Mars?! This activity is available for all five days of COSPAR-K, book your COSPAR-K TV powered by Microsoft tickets to access this game. Book your place here: https://icmsaust.eventsair.com/cospar-2021/cosparktvtickets/Site/Register

Friday

29

January

For students - UNSW Canberra Satellite Mission Virtual Activity

Date

29 January-02 February

Time

All day

Location
Online

In this satellite design game, you will discover how a spacecraft is developed based on the objectives of the space mission. You will need to let your imagination roam freely to come up with a mission scenario - finding water on Mars, setting up a communications relay around the Moon or catching debris in Earth orbit. Based on the mission scenario, which consists of an orbit and a payload, you will have to build the remaining satellite subsystems as the goals it to have a satellite that works as a system. These instructions are intended to be followed by a teacher who will run the activity with their class. The game is designed to be completed in 30 minutes but you are encouraged to take more time and let students explore the details of satellites in more depth. The game consists of 2 phases: Mission Definition ~10 minutes You are instructed to come up with your own mission idea. What do you want to do in space? Think about payloads and orbits. What could you do with a telescope in geostationary orbit? Each group must choose one orbit and one payload card that defines their mission. If time is limited, we suggest to provide each group with a Payload/Orbit combination in the beginning and let them describe the mission around those. Satellite Design ~20 minutes The combination of payload and orbit card tells you how many resources of each type the satellite will need to provide. Each component will provide one of those resources, but may also need other resources (e.g. an electrical heater can provide heat, but also needs power). In the end, the satellite needs to work as a system, which is determined with the satellite validation rules (see below). As there are many inter-dependencies between resources and components you may need to iterate your design a few times before a feasible solution is found. Available Sessions: This on-line activity is available for all five days of COSPAR-K. Book your COSPAR-K TV powered by Microsoft tickets to access this game.

Monday

01

February

For students – Mars 2021 Rover Webinar with Dr Adrian Brown

Date

01 February

Time

9:00-10:00 AM

Location
Online

On February 18th 2021, NASA will land its latest rover to the Red Planet. This $2.46 billion mission will arrive at Jezero Crater, a location on Mars that we believe is 3.81 billion years old. In this presentation, Dr Adrian Brown will discuss the cool aspects of this mission that make it the most exciting Mars mission yet. He will specifically discuss: The Jezero delta system, which is the first delta NASA has landed at on Mars and why that is important The Australian rock that is on the rover flying on the rover to Mars and why it was important enough to be chosen to be the first Aussie landing on Mars The Mars Helicopter, the first drone to the red planet The Supercam laser system which are the rover’s main tools to determine the best samples The rover’s sample collection system, which is crucial for picking the best rocks The Mars2020 rover will collect a suite of samples that will be extensively catalogued and cached for a period on the surface of Mars. These samples will eventually be returned to Earth by the Mars Sample Return mission, which is currently slated for launch in 2026 and samples will return in 2031. Dr Adrian Brown will talk about what we expect to learn from the returned samples and how his work in Australia on 3.5 billion year old rocks has helped NASA to prepare for the first intentional return of Martian rocks to Earth. Following his presentation, Dr Adrian will be available for live Q&A! Available Sessions: Mon 1 Feb 2021, 9:00am – 10:00am AEDT Capacity Per Session: 250 people Book your place here: https://icmsaust.eventsair.com/cospar-2021/cosparktvtickets/Site/Register

Monday

01

February

For Teachers – Introduction to Space Exploration and Astronomy to students with Rosa Doran

Date

01 February

Time

6:30-8:30 PM

Location
Online

NOT-TO-BE-MISSED EVENT! During this Teach the Teacher Taster event, Dr Rosa Doran will get the audience acquainted with a series of powerful tools to introduce Space Exploration and Astronomy to students of all ages. The session will be a journey through the Universe starting with our own star, the Sun. While navigating through the Solar System, participants will have the opportunity to see how tools like Salsa J, Stellarium, Celestia, Google Earth, World Wide Telescope and more can greatly enrich the learners experience. The voyage through the Universe will bring data repositories such as the Faulkes Telescope Archives and examples of real research in the classroom will be presented to the participants. Finally, a series of innovative practices for science education will be outlined and examples of its integration in students' experience will be shared with the audience. Methodologies such as Design Thinking for Education, Inquiry-based Learning, STEAM learning and other models will be presented to the participants. This session is a sneak peak of the full Teach the Teacher Program offered by Rosa Doran. You will have the opportunity to sign up for the full program after this teaser session. Further details on this program can be found here. Available Sessions: Mon 1 Feb 2021, 6:30pm – 8:30pm AEDT Capacity Per Session: 250 pax Book your place here: https://icmsaust.eventsair.com/cospar-2021/cosparktvtickets/Site/Register