Engineering Students @ Work - Akorn Educational Services

Engineering Students @ Work

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Program Background:

The Engineering Students @ Work program was launched with a team of students from Santa Maria College hosted by the Engineering firm Norman Disney & Young in late 2009. Working on a brief to develop concepts for an energy efficient green office building, the girls not only learned about engineering but also working as a team. The results were outstanding. ENGINEERING_STUDENTS_at_NDY.pdf

Below are links to the Project Brief, the report developed and media articles covering the presentation.

NDY Student Project Brief:

Green Building Design – How Low Can You Go? Project report: Click here to download

ES@W Program DVD:

An Engineering Students @ Work team was followed through their week at Norman Disney & Young. This DVD defines the program and the outcomes the students achieve. Pictured in the DVD are students from Catholic Regional College in North Keilor, Eryn O’Mahoney, Teacher at CRC and Peter Koulos from NDY. The DVD was produced by Simon Lindsay, Catholic Education Office Melbourne.

“With a recognised shortage of skilled engineers in the Australian workforce, it is incumbent upon the engineering industry to inform and promote the exciting opportunities and rewards that the engineering profession can offer. The concept of “Engineering Students @ Work” was conceived in 2009 between Norman Disney & Young and Akorn Educational Services and provides the link into schools for students to experience the engineering profession. The objectives of the program are to provide a realistic engineering experience for secondary students, allow students to learn about the diversity and vitality of engineering, work with active professional engineers and develop an understanding of collaborative working.

The students who have participated in this program have all taken task the challenge presented and came up with some novel sustainable design solutions. The real success of the program has been in exposing students to engineering and helping to develop their team work, presentation skills and time management skills. NDY has been pleased with the response to the program and will be continuing this program in 2011 with four schools planned to attend NDY’s Melbourne offices. At the same time we are seeking other firms to join the Engineering Students @ Work program and work to promote and invigorate current students to the exciting opportunities of the engineering profession.”

Peter Koulos
Director – Norman Disney & Young

Project Snapshots
(Click on the image to see details on each program)

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Other Projects:

google-sketchup-logo Google SketchUpAkorn has been given permission to share a couple of “how to” use this program
developed by students at Monash University.
Click on the Icon to see the program in full.



Media Articles:

Norman Disney & Young: Innovative outreach program targets tomorrow’s engineers

Victoria University School of Engineering: Year 10 students from St Catherine’s School are helping Scope to positively impact the daily lives of adults living with a disability