‘It Takes a Spark!’ and the ‘Youth Entrepreneurs and STEAM’ EDU Conference are a new experience inspiring and engaging forward thinking students, teachers and leaders in STEAM.

 

Since 2017 over 2,460 Teachers and Students have been directly and positively impacted by their attendance at a Toowoomba, Brisbane, Melbourne or Perth Conference.

 

Each location allows for a unique conference! Designed by Students and Teachers for Students and Teachers.

WE CREATE SPARKS IN LEARNING FOR TEACHERS, STUDENTS AND EDUCATORS!

The program is different to many conferences namely it is intended for both Teachers and Students to attend.

The brightest educators, organisations and students who are passionate about STEAM will lead either a Teacher Oriented Mini-Master Class, a Student Oriented DigiDesign Mini Workshop and / or a Problem Solvers Design Challenge.

These hands-on sessions are short, sharp and action packed. 

2019 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Inspiring teachers and students alike these outstanding keynote speakers graced the stage in 2019 bringing their unique perspective, humour and commitment to showcasing STEAM. 

DR KARI PITTS

Kari is the Senior Chemist and Mineralogist in the Physical Evidence Team of ChemCentre’s Forensic Science Laboratory. 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.

STEPH PIPER

Steph has a background in biofabrication and 3D printing for medical grade implants.  She’s currently the Patron of the Brisbane Hackerspace and the Community Engagement Coordinator at USQ, looking after the Library Makerspace.

DR KUDZAI KANHUTU

Kudzai is an infectious diseases and telemedicine doctor based at the Royal Melbourne Hospital (RMH).  Her research is focussed on the role that digital technologies can play in enabling better access to care for marginalised communities.

DR LAURA KUHAR

Laura 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.

AMY HEFFERNAN

An analytical chemist specialising in mass spectrometry, a technique used to map the chemical fingerprint of food, drugs and living cells. Amy combines chemistry, critical thinking and technology to solve complex problems in the environment and human health.

DR CAROLYN BROWN

Carolyn is an Astrophysicist and a Physics Lecturer at (USQ). As well as passing her knowledge onto her undergraduate students in both Astronomy and Physics, Carolyn is involved in research projects that work with NASA.

DR TALITHA BEST

Talitha is both a research scientist and a registered psychologist at CQUniversity. In her research she investigates how nutrition and certain nutrients influence the thinking and memory in adults. As a psychologist she promotes strategies to support optimal well-being through community education.

BONNIE COXON

As a Principal Engineer at Newcrest Mining, Bonnie is playing a part in driving a sustainable future by combining her engineering skills with her ability to lead social change and create a new mining future. She is also passionate about championing women in STEM.

GET IN TOUCH WITH US

Rachel Manneke-Jones

Registration & Bookings
Ph: 0411 270 277
E: rachel@spark-educonferences.com.au

Dr Adrian Bertolini

Conference Co-Ordinator
Ph: 0413 036 382
E: adrian@spark-educonferences.com.au

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