Final projects judged at the University of Melbourne
The University of Melbourne invites year 10 students from across Victoria to participate in their annual Amazing Spaghetti Machine Contest. Students work in teams and put their maths, science, engineering and project management skills to the test in the creation of a ‘spaghetti machine’ — an overly complex device that is used to perform a relatively simple task. Teams have five months to design, plan and build their machines before demonstrating their creations on-campus at the University of Melbourne on judging day.
For more information visit the official website at https://spaghetti-machine.eng.unimelb.edu.au/australia/#contest
Girl Power in STEMM is a University of Melbourne pilot programme run across four years for female 9-12 students. The programme begins with an on-campus camp and offers mentoring, hands-on activities, and work experience, contributing to gender parity in STEMM disciplines: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine. About the program: Stage 1: Year 9 students Commencing in Year 9, 30 students are selected to participate in the camp during the July term holidays, where they will have the opportunity to learn about careers in STEM, participate in hands-on interactive workshops, interact with University of Melbourne engineering and IT students, hear from industry and academic staff about engineering and IT issues, and form a network of like-minded individuals. Stage 2: Year 10 students In the second stage of the program, Year 10 students will have the opportunity to complete the Faculty of Science work experience program and can choose from a range of disciplines including engineering and IT. Stage 3: Year 11 & 12 students The final stage of the program facilitates mentoring opportunities between Year 11 and 12 students, and University of Melbourne engineering and IT students.
For more information visit the official website at https://eng.unimelb.edu.au/engage/schools/girl-power-in-stem