Student Testimonials – Akorn Education

Full STEaM Ahead

By applying my skills this past week, I will be able to better understand how different sciences (physics etc.) are applied in real life, which makes subjects more interesting and will enhance my experience . I have also gathered a greater understanding into the lives of people living with disabilities and the physical and attitudinal barriers they encounter which has given me greater awareness.

Laura

Student, Viewbank College

I really enjoyed this program because it gave us the chance to complete a project that meant something in real life . 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 . 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 .

Aliese

Student, Padua College

Engineering Day

Engineering Day Akorn education Engage the community in STEM during our fun ’Engineering Day’. This is perfect for Libraries, home education networks and school holiday programs. We facilitate a range of 2-hour sessions for students aged 8-13 attending with their...

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...

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.

Engineering Students @ Work

I’ve never learned so much in one week – not just about engineering, but working together as a team, learning and using organizational skills – I would definitely to it again!

Nhung Tran

Student, Santa Maria College

I’m one of the students from Santa Maria who participated in the first Engineering Students @ Work with you at Norman Disney & Young . I probably haven’t had the chance to properly thank you for the giving students like us the chance to experience work in such an exciting field like Engineering . I am emailing to let you know that I’m doing a double degree at RMIT in Environmental Engineering and Environmental Science. My future plans are to major in hydraulics . Before I went to NDY, I had no intentions of being an engineer. If it weren’t for you, I wouldn’t be here, already dreaming about becoming an engineer . And for that I would like to thank you. Please let Peter Koulos and his staff at NDY know how thankful I am for their company hosting our group.
One week of their time has absolutely changed my life. Thank you so much!

Sneha Bhattachan

Former Student, Santa Maria College

Cardboard Engineering Challenge

I very much enjoyed being a part of the Cardboard Challenge. It was an eye opening experience, learning that amazing things can be created out of materials as simple as cardboard. I enjoyed interacting with students from other schools, and working together as a team. Overall, it was a great day, and I would highly recommend this experience to other students.

Annie

Student, Our Lady of Sion

Participating in the Akorn Cardboard Engineering Challenge was a great opportunity to make new friends, build skills of teamwork and problem solving, and all up have a great time.

Caitlin

Student, Our Lady of Sion

Science Students @ Work

The sense of satisfaction I had at the end of the week, after my four colleagues and I had presentd our findings, was overwhelming because I felt that I had put a lot of work into what we had done . The research we did helped my leadershp skills and my independent learning. It gave me a new perspective on some of the things I take for granted such as the ability to see*, and it allowed me to perform inportant tasks and duties that I didn’t know I had the capability of doing.

William McKorkell

Student, St . Bernard’s College

*This group was given the task of developing an audio commentary for the visually impaired when visiting Scienceworks