STEM Resources for Remote Learning
27 Jul 2021
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19 April-31 December
A unique, online, on demand event bringing Australian educators and STEM professionals TED-style talks from world-renowned experts on creativity, innovation and STEM. The best part? It’s FREE! | Launching Monday 19 April 2021 The on demand content will include keynote presentations, workshops, live Q&A sessions, a virtual expo and a whole lot more! This event is ideal for teachers, students, parents, professionals and STEM enthusiasts alike. Join the discussion and be inspired. Registrations are now open! Register now for FREE and be the first to know as new presenters are added to the lineup, sponsors’ offers and more.
Given the important role of Science Education in the public discourse, the Science Teachers Association for NSW wants to celebrate and showcase some exemplary examples of science education initiatives with policy makers. The Science Teachers Association for NSW has teamed up with the Minister for Education and the Shadow Minister for Education to create an opportunity for Members of the NSW Parliament to come together on the cusp of National Science Week to recognise the great work being done by Science Teachers and Educators in this state. Science Education Initiatives will be invited to join us in an Expo style event to be held at Parliament House on Tuesday August 10. This event kicks off 7 days of celebration as part of 7 Decades in 7 Days, a week-long celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the Science Teachers Association for NSW in and around National Science Week. The resources shared in this article are for your interest only. Inclusion of resources or links to external websites does not constitute an endorsement by the Department of any resources, their providers or any material on those websites.
The SISP Program will take a lead role in the COSPAR-K program which will coincide with an international scientific assembly, COSPAR-2021-Hybrid and is the dedicated STEM Park hence the name COS(+)PAR-K was born. COSPAR-K will feature two hero zones: our Awesome Activities Arena and Spectacular Speakers Schedule. 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.
Announcing the International Rover Challenge for students (iRoC) features Australian and International high school students building, operating and competing for their semi-autonomous rovers in a simulated Martian environment, accomplishing navigation, and construction tasks while assisted and mentored by universities, industry and government partners. The rovers will conduct In-situ semi-autonomous tasks and interact with the environment using a robotic arm. In addition to the physical challenge, students presented their rover designs to industry professionals, academia and International Rover Challenge judges. The International Rover Challenge for students (iRoC) will be delivered in conjunction with COSPAR-K a free Space STEM event. Registrations will open soon. The resources shared in this article are for your interest only. Inclusion of resources or links to external websites does not constitute an endorsement by the Department of any resources, their providers or any material on those websites.
Catering: Canapes and drink provided Early Bird: $130 Member/$150 Non-member (until Wednesday 21 July) Cost: $140 Member/$160 Non-member Capacity: 64 Tribal Warrior and the Science Teachers Association NSW will be bringing you an Aboriginal Astronomy lesson cruising on Sydney Harbour as part of 7 Decades in 7 Days, a week-long celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the Science Teachers Association for NSW in and around National Science Week. First Nations People have a long history with the land, waters and skies of this continent that stretches over 60,000 plus years. They observed and mapped the sun, the moon and stars to inform navigation, calendars and predict weather patterns long before European settlement on these shores. The knowledge handed down from generation to generation through song, dance and oral tradition has kept alive the lessons learnt from ancestral elders. Join us for an Aboriginal Astronomy lesson onboard a 3 hour Tribal Warrior Harbour Cruise as we are offered a glimpse into the knowledge held by the oldest astronomers in this world. The resources shared in this article are for your interest only. Inclusion of resources or links to external websites does not constitute an endorsement by the Department of any resources, their providers or any material on those websites.
Date: Wednesday 18 August Time: 12:30pm - 1:30pm Venue: Online via Zoom Capacity: 250 Cost: Free The Garvan Institute and the Science Teachers Association NSW have teamed up to present to you 'Celebrating strong women in science' as part of 7 Decades in 7 Days, a week-long celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the Science Teachers Association for NSW. Behind each scientist, there has been a teacher who supported them to reach higher and remains curious about the world in which we live. Science teachers harbor a drive of innovation and progress, where students are inspired to create a better world through science every day. We hope you can join us to celebrate all of the strong and inspirational women through history and present, who have dedicated their lives to medical research. Together, we can recognise some of our great women trailblazers and reflect on how we support the development and growth of our next generation of pioneering thinkers. Speakers Sarah Alexandrou Sarah is a Phd student in the Replication and Genome Stability Lab at Garvan. She is studying how cellular abnormalities could contribute to the development of therapeutic resistant in breast cancer. Sarah's work has won many awards at Garvan and she is passionate about the need to identify and develop novel therapeutic strategies to improve patient outcomes. Susan Clark Professor Susan Clark FAA is Leader of the Genomics and Epigenetics Research Theme and Head of the Epigenetics Research Lab at Garvan. Professor Clark is a worldwide pioneer of epigenetics - the study of the additional layer of instructions on DNA that organises and regulates gene activity. Her search has helped revolutionise the field through new technologies that profile DNA changes in early development and cancer, and has laid the groundwork for using epigenetics to detect and monitor cancer progression. Elissa Deenick Associate Professor Elissa Deenick is Head of the Lymphocyte Signalling and Activation Laboratory at Garvan. Her research is focused on lymphocyte activation and differentiation, and how this is controlled to ensure protection against infection while avoiding harmful immune responses like allergy and autoimmunity. The resources shared in this article are for your interest only. Inclusion of resources or links to external websites does not constitute an endorsement by the Department of any resources, their providers or any material on those websites.
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