Akorn Working with the Community


Akorn works closely with Community Partners… for without the community and industry partners there would be no Students @ Work Programs.

Through the Engineering Students @ Work and the Science Students @ Work programs teams of students from various schools have worked on projects resulting in ‘need specific’ products to meet community needs.

‘Sharing the Journey to Healing’ is a booklet designed for the KIDs Foundation (www.kidsfoundation.org.au) to provide adolescent burn survivors a guide to journey they will embark on during their healing process. The diary is distributed through KIDS and many hospitals…

The ‘iThing’ – designed at the request of SCOPE provides an enrichment activity to encourage motor skill use – currently in use at the SCOPE Lilydale.

To meet various needs for students at the Diamond Valley Special Developmental School’, students have designed and created both the Crossing Trainer and the programmable ‘iTed’

Crossing Trainer


“in learning how to program the  PICAXE microcontroller that was put in the ‘iTed’ – students learned to program robotic cars.


Engineering Students @ Work Challenge

Engineering Students @ Work Challenge The ES@W Challenge is support funded for schools and students that are unable to cover the cost of the program.  It is a work experience program that is run in collaboration with an engineering firm. It features presentations by...

Engineering Students @ Work

Engineering Students @ Work Working in collaboration with engineering firms, the Engineering Students @ Work program provides a week of Work Experience for Year 9 & 10 students. Students are usually hosted by an engineering company and are expected to act as...

Design Like An Engineer

Join us for a fun adventure of STEM learning and hands-on creation! Akorn provide mentoring to help students to develop their BEST idea, prototype and presentation. This program allows depth and breadth for students to refine designs and prototypes, just as a real life engineer does. We challenge students to create strong, robust and holistic solutions to the challenges and needs that they identify.

Robogals ‘Cave Challenge’

ROBOGALS This fun and hands-on robotics workshop includes education about various various disciplines in engineering and some of the many opportunities and benefits of STEM. The Cave Challenge is inspired by the real-life rescue of children from a flooded cave in...