With the goal of inspiring the next generation, the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix has developed the Industry & Innovation Precinct as the destination for students taking part in the Driving Learning education program. Today we chat with Elyse Dawson, the Manager for Industry Integration at the precinct, where we find out how the hands-on learning opportunities and STEM challenges are designed to help students see endless opportunities.
"We're always getting bigger & bigger and this year it's exciting to have the STEM challenges and get the kids thinking about this before the event. It's not just an excursion to come and see cars at the event, it's really a day of learning that also can be incorporated into the classroom".
About Elyse Dawson
In her second year working at the Australian Grand Prix Corporation, she manages the Industry & Innovation Precinct which is designed to showcase Victorian innovation and capabilities in design and manufacturing. During the Australian Grand Prix, the site offers a free program for students to attend on the Thursday and Friday to partake in the Driving Learning education program. Students get to enjoy career seminars, hands-on workshops and interactive displays. This year they have over 30,000 students registered!
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With interviews with leading science educators and STEM thought leaders, this science education podcast is about highlighting different ways of teaching kids within and beyond the classroom. It's not just about educational practice & pedagogy, it's about inspiring new ideas & challenging conventions of how students can learn about their world!
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