About Akorn Education

Akorn has linked communities to learning since its inception in 2001 . Akorn’s Director, Adam Oldmeadow, uses his background as an engineer and passion for learning and teaching to inspire and empower students to study STEM subjects and pursue a STEM career.

Akorn assists schools and organisations to identify their educational, learning and research needs. Akorn then facilitates communication between parties to create maximally beneficial partnerships between schools and organisations. The programs created offer tangible, positive benefits to both students and organisations alike. The key focus is on learning problem-solving techniques which are then applied to a project brief given to the students by the community partner. The scope and timeframe of the program varies depending upon the needs of the students and the organisation.

Leadership development is a key focus of all the programs offered by Akorn.

Adam Oldmeadow

Adam Oldmeadow


Having studied Civil Engineering at Monash University and achieving the award of First Class Honours, Adam has a huge passion for learning and education. Adam has worked for Akorn since 2012. He took over operations from Georgene in 2022. He thoroughly enjoys guiding students to find solutions to real-world problems, improve their time management and set audacious goals for their future.

Highlights include; talking to students about their future, providing advice upon engineering projects, practicing presentations with nervous students and leaving the programs knowing that his students are further empowered to live a happy and fulfilling life.




Georgene is a co-founder of Akorn. She was the CEO until 2022. Georgene positively impacted the lives of thousands of students. She is enjoying her well-earned retirement.