Category Archive: Upcoming Programs

  1. FULL STEaM AHEAD

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    Akorn Educational Services are pleased to offer this amazing opportunity for Year 10 girls to participate in the 5-day 2022 FULL STEaM AHEAD – Girls Designing an Inclusive Society program taking place in Melbourne, Australia

    2021 Poster:

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    Student Feedback:

    I really enjoyed this program because it gave us the chance to complete a project that meant something in real life Download real-time weather. We weren’t just given a brief that meant nothing to us, we learnt about people with disabilities and then figured out a way to improve their lives. I also loved designing 3D printing designs and using the 3D printers Download the gift pack. This program helped me to realise what engineers actually do, and I now realise that it is a possible career path. This program has had a big impact on me and I will remember it for a long time 귓방망이 다운로드.

    -Aliese, 2017



    In a recent World Report on Disability, it is estimated that 1 in 5 people globally has a disability, which in Australia is calculated to be 4.27 million people age 2 다운로드. The majority of these people experience social exclusion, discrimination and lack of access to fully participate in society due to the barriers such as built environment and negative attitudes Cangoru. 

    Responding to this challenge, students will collaborate to generate ideas and develop assistive/enabling technologies that will overcome said barriers Switch xci. During the program students will be supported by the Akorn Educational Services team to establish the appropriate analytical framework and user centered design to come up with sustainable and viable solutions 다이렉트x9.


    Team Photos:

    (Our October 2017 Full STEaM Ahead Program held at Engineers Australia, featuring 3 Makerbot 3D Printers)

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    FSA 2019 Group Photo:

    In 2020, Akorn launched a ‘Virtual’ version of this program. Akorn STEaM Learning Program

    Akorn STEAM Programs Melbourne


    On the first day, students participate in learning about and how to use assistive devices (wheelchairs, crutches, white canes, etc.) Download Lisa The Paynepool. They then work in small groups with a custom design laser cut plywood kit to design a toilet facility that can accommodate anyone with special needs.

    For the next three days, students continue to work in small groups, brainstorming and researching the types of devices that might be helpful for someone with a special need 당신을 위하여 다운로드. They discuss and brainstorm how it may be made. They build a physical prototype of their project.  They document the process and put it into a short report 핫 칙.

    On the final day, their reports are finalised. Students present their findings & prototypes to a varied audience of parents, teachers, engineers and representatives of the hosting and supporting organisations. Parents and teachers are invited to attend this presentation.

     
    The program is currently sponsored by MACS, Engineers Australia, Integral Group, ARBS & Alloys (Makerbot 3D Printers)


    Article by MakerBot Australia about the FSA program

    Article by Engineers Australia about the FSA program


    ~~~ It is with pleasure that Akorn Educational Services announces Benita Husband as the Ambassador for the FULL STEaM AHEAD Programs ~~~

    “Akorn’s Full STEaM Ahead programs provide young people with not only the opportunity to experience STEM but also to engage with the community, technology and industry whilst gaining access to Engineers and other professionals. I am pleased and proud to be an ambassador for Akorn’s Full STEaM Ahead programs. Our young people are our future, and having been a mentor for a number of Akorn’s programs to date, I am excited about what the future holds. I’ve been impressed with their ideas and what they bring to life through design and prototyping – it’s wonderful to see how proud they are at the completion of the program”


    Benita Husband,
    CEO – pitt&sherry (Engineering Consultancy)
    Deputy President & Committee Member, Engineers Australia – Victoria Division
    FIEAust, CPEng, RBP(Vic), BE (Hons), MBA

    A big thanks to Benita! It’s great to have you on board!


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  2. Primary ‘FULL STEaM AHEAD’

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    “STEM for HUMANITY”

    Akorn trialled the Primary FSA in 2017 with the assistance of a MakerSpace Grant provided by the Government 삼성 스마트폰 드라이버. The 2017 program was facilitated to more than 200 primary students in three regional primary schools.

    FSA Primary Launch-Adam Oldmeadow Photography

    The Primary FULL STEaM AHEAD program was designed as an immersive project based learning experience that focused on designing for people with disability with the focus on empathy building, universal design (critical thinking), a social model of disability, and the application of STEM skills 8090 mp3.

    During the initial workshop launch (at Engineers Australia, Melbourne), students had an opportunity to experience what it would be like living with a disability (i.e rammap 다운로드. using mobility aids, and similar equipment). Through this – the students experienced physical, sensory & intellectual disability.

    FSA Primary Launch 2019-Adam Oldmeadow Photography

    At their own schools, students worked in collaborative teams in their newly established or existing Maker Spaces research, use the design thinking processes and newly learned STEM skills to work through the process of making their Assistive Devices, along with relevant information sheets, posters, etc Java zip file generation.

    In 2021 and we will facilitate this program for more than 1500 students through Catholic Education Melbourne.

    Here is a student made video:

     

     

    PRIMARY FULL STEAM AHEAD - AKORN EDUCATIONAL ENGINEERING PROGRAM

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  3. Virtual FULL STEaM AHEAD

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    Have you heard about the ‘FULL STEaM AHEAD’ program?

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    Due to COVID-19, Akorn Educational Services are offering an online ‘Virtual FULL STEaM AHEAD’ program in the September school holidays 응답하라 1998. This program is FREE and can be attended by Year 9 & 10 students from ANYWHERE! A stable internet connection is required for scheduled group conference calls Shiny view.

    The program is designed to allow students to work flexibly throughout the week. There will be group online conference calls on Monday, Wednesday and Friday 슈퍼윙스 시즌3. Students can choose if they want to work individually or be allocated into a group and collaborate online.

    Akorn STEaM Learning Program

    During the program, students develop:

    – Empathy Building

    – Design Thinking

    – Product Development

    – 3D Design

    – Professional skills such as; Teamwork, Presentation & Leadership

     

    The program is also a great way to make new friends and have fun Download a resume that is a person!

     

    “I have really enjoyed working with you through the week. I have gained a lot of new knowledge that will help me understand what someone with a disability experiences 아나콘다 패키지. I am really driven to become an Engineer and am grateful that this program gave me a good experience in designing a product.” Harriet, 2020

     


    Program background:

    In a recent World Report on Disability, it is estimated that 1 in 5 people globally has a disability, which in Australia is calculated to be 4.27 million people 더 시그널. The majority of these people experience social exclusion, discrimination and lack of access to fully participate in society due to the barriers such as built environment and negative attitudes Download KingTalk Android.

     

    Responding to this challenge, students will collaborate to generate ideas and develop assistive/enabling technologies that will overcome said barriers download keil uvision5. During the program students will be supported by the Akorn Educational Services team to establish the appropriate analytical framework and user centered design to come up with sustainable and viable solutions bts 콘서트 다운로드.

     

    Here are some images from previous ‘in-person’ programs.

    More details can be found here.

    (Our October 2017 Full STEaM Ahead Program held at Engineers Australia, featuring 3 Makerbot 3D Printers)

    FULL STEaM AHEAD - Akorn Educational Services

    FSA 2019 Group Photo

     

     

     

    Please also share this opportunity with anyone that may be interested. Thank you!