It Takes a Spark! EDU Conference Perth
Teachers and Students are invited to attend a STEM Conference with a difference!
The intent of the conference is to bring together teachers and students with inspiring role models, industry innovators and universities for an immersive day of interactive STEM workshops.
A different STEM EDU Conference…
- Leading STEM teachers and students share their current school based activities and projects.
- Our aim is to ignite, empower and nurture student leadership of STEM and Entrepreneurship in schools
- Teachers have both formal and informal opportunities to speak to other teachers who have enacted programs and activities in their schools.
- Hands-on workshops and problem solvers design challenges – experience first-hand what it is like to be part of great STEM and entrepreneurial learning.
- Spark new ideas about curriculum and pedagogy.
Attend if you are a…
- Student Year 4 to 10: who are already (or aspire to be) STEM Leaders in your school
- Teacher: who have little experience in STEM and those who have a lot
- Heads of Learning Areas / Curriculum: who wish to discuss how to create trans-disciplinary units that are powerfully engaging
- Principals and Deputy Principal: to witness what is possible by embedding the Technologies Curriculum in your school
OUTSTANDING KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Dr Kari Pitts
Senior Chemist and Mineralogist
ChemCentre, Superstar of STEM
Dr Kari Pitts is the Senior Chemist and Mineralogist in the Physical Evidence Team of ChemCentre’s Forensic Science Laboratory. She holds a PhD and a Masters in Forensic Science from UWA, and a Bachelor of Science with Honours from Curtin University. Her expertise is analysing remnants of everyday life left at crime scenes; paint, glass, gunshot residue, soils, fibres, and anything else that isn’t biological, a drug or radioactive. Dr Pitts has reported over 300 cases and given expert evidence in criminal trials in Australia and New Zealand.
Dr Laura Kuhar
Research Team Leader
CSIRO, Superstar of STEM
Dr Laura Kuhar is a research team leader in the CSIRO Minerals group. She is working towards the vision of a world with invisible mining operations – no expansive open-cut holes in the ground, no tailings dumps and slimes dams, no dust and no dangers posed to underground miners. Laura has a chemical engineering degree and holds a PhD in chemistry. Laura is passionate about enthusing children about science and believes that their interest has to be peaked at a young age to keep them involved.