FULL STEaM AHEAD - Akorn Educational Services

Akorn Educational Services are pleased to offer this amazing opportunity for Year 9 & 10 girls to participate in the 5-day 2022 FULL STEaM AHEAD – Girls Designing an Inclusive Society program taking place in Melbourne, Australia


(Click here to view PDF) Akorn Full STEaM Ahead Poster 2022

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

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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)

FULL STEaM AHEAD - Akorn Educational Services


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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