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STEAM at the Museum of the Riverina

Ben Newsome

Students creating museums exhibitions? Love it! In this episode we speak with Sam Leah who is working on "STEAM the Museum", a project where an opportunity class from Sturt Public School are working to create an interpretative robotic display that will tell the story the royal visit of Queen Elizabeth...

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Australian F1 Grand Prix & STEM

Ben Newsome

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...

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Episode: 41

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How to nail a 3 minute thesis

Ben Newsome

What makes an awesome science presentation? At the Postgraduate Research Forum Speakers at a 3-minute thesis pitch event at the UNSW School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences (UNSW BEES) you certainly can find out! In this podcast, we chat with two of the finalists, Claire Brandenburger and Hayden Schilling,...

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Student STEM tours with Latitude Group Travel

Ben Newsome

Ever wanted to bring students to the where the science is actually happening? Jenny Murphy and the team at Latitude Group Travel do exactly that, creating extraordinary student STEM travel experiences to sites across Australia and around the globe. From taking students to high profile sites such as CERN &...

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“If you can’t see it, you can’t be it”

Kate O'Sullivan

International Day of Women and Girls in Science In 2015, the United Nations proclaimed February 11th the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Today, Kate looks back over the strong STEM women she looked up to as a child, and who changed her life for the better.

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Episode: 38

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Reef HQ Aquarium & enviroED

Ben Newsome

Meet Craig McGrogan, an incredibly dedicated environmental educator at ReefHQ who for many years has run science workshops, citizen science and ecotourism programs in the heart of tropical north QLD. ReefHQ is the National Education Center for the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority whose mission is to inspire everyone...

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Why is science important?

Ben Newsome

... even if you're not a scientist It would be hard not to notice the renewed focus on science & technology these days. Lately not a week goes by without the media discussing how science will impact on our lives and how the next generation needs to have a strong...

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Episode: 31

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Educational Leadership

Ben Newsome

The Science Teachers Association of NSW exists to help teachers from all years and from all school types to learn from each other and to share best practice. This week we’re joined by Margaret Shepherd, president of STANSW and lecturer in science education, who shares her thoughts on educational leadership...

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Science in Blaze and the Monster Machines

Ben Newsome

Preschool STEM on TV! Science for preschoolers! Since 2014, Nickelodeon has run Blaze and Monster Machines, an animated cartoon series designed to bring science, technology, engineering and mathematics concepts to preschool children. Created by Jeff Borkin and Ellen Martin, Blaze and the Monster Machines highlights concepts such as friction, trajectories,...

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Episode: 29

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Making Science Engaging

Ben Newsome

Dr Simon Crook, Founder of CrookED Science, drops by to discuss his work with schools across Australia in building science capacity. Nominated on the Educator Magazine’s Hot List for 2017, Simon reflects on what makes a great science lesson and the importance of working collaboratively.

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Episode: 28

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Teachers helping teachers

Ben Newsome

Cherine Spirou and the team at the Lachlan Macquarie College works with hundreds of science teachers across NSW. Working in partnership with the Western Sydney University School of Science and Health, the team puts together a variety of student science events and PLN conferences & meetups, all aimed at accelerating...

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Episode: 27

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Field studies at Sydney Olympic Park

Ben Newsome

Just across from the mangroves in Sydney Olympic Park is an education center designed to help students to discover more about their environment. We caught up with Danielle Leggo, who as the education coordinator at SOPA has very much had the opportunity to see first-hand the positive impact that biological...

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Episode: 26

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Code like a Girl

Ben Newsome

Ally Watson co-founded Code like a Girl after experiencing first-hand the barriers women have in the male-dominated computer science and developer industry. Code like a Girl aims to change the playing field, with a strong focus on mentoring girls in coding and computational thinking in a creative environment that sparks...

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Neil Bramsen on the importance of primary science education

Ben Newsome

We speak with Neil Bramsen, recent winner of the 2017 Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Primary Schools and Assistant Principal at Mt Ousley Public School in NSW. From students counting birds for citizen science to using drones & robotics, Neil’s passion for STEM clearly shines through!

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