What do we offer?
Engage helps university outreach groups to visit your school!
Workshops often fall in the university holiday periods with volunteers typically committing to an entire week of workshops at schools in a particular district or area. Engage will do all the logistical organisation; all you need to provide is a comfortable space to conduct the workshop, any equipment listed in the workshop briefs, lunch for our volunteers and of course, students!
What does an Engage school visit entail?
Each visit usually lasts from 9:00am to 3:30pm (i.e. standard school hours) but we may be able to extend these hours depending on trip scheduling. Our trained volunteers will be available throughout the day to run workshops (ranging between 40-120 minutes per session – more information later in this document). We will also provide our own equipment so you don’t have to worry about that! You only need to provide the students and a suitable venue, as per our workshop details.
Note: As we have limited equipment and volunteers must travel to multiple schools on each trips, we can generally only bring 2 or 3 sets of equipment on each trip. We would advise organising for no more two to three workshops for any single class of students and to avoid the risk of repeating material.
What Workshop should I choose for my students?
|High school students|
Robogals is an international, student-run not for profit organisation which aims to inspire women and girls to study and work in engineering and related sciences.
The Robogals workshop is provided by Robogals ANU chapter, which was established in 2011 and has been providing workshops with Lego NXT robots since then.
Robogals workshops use LEGO NXT robots and the easy-to-understand LEGO Mindstorms interface. They’ll have students programming their robots to move within the first 15 minutes! Activities include taping a texta to the front of the robot and writing words out as a class, search and rescue themed obstacle courses using sensors, and a ‘robot wars’ activity using slightly more advanced programming concepts such as loops.
Given the mission of Robogals, it is preferred that classes are all female or majority (more than half) female students.
If you would like to talk to a member of the Engage Outreach Team to arrange a Robogals visit, please use the Contact Us page! If you would like to talk to a member of the Engage Outreach Team to arrange a Robogals visit, please use the contact us page, or visit their website www.robogals.org</a href>
|Workshop Duration:||1 hr||2-3 hrs||4 hrs|
|Appropriate Level:||Yr 5||Yrs 7-10||Yr 12|
|Class Capacity:||15 pax||21-24 pax||27 pax|
Engineers without Borders (EWB)
|High school students|
EWB Australia work with disadvantaged communities to improve their quality of life through education and implementation of sustainable engineering projects.
The ACT chapter of EWB also run workshops in schools to educate students about the issues in these communities and show them how engineering can be used to address these issues.
An EWB workshop involves a short interactive presentation introducing a common issue facing the communities they work in, and then a hands-on activity around the issue. Ideas explored include water filtration, prosthetic limbs, and floating houses.
If you would like to talk to a member of the Engage Outreach Team to arrange an EWB visit, please use the contact us page, or visit their website www.ewb.org.au</a href>
|Workshop Duration:||1 hr||1.5 hrs||2 hrs|
|Appropriate Level:||Yr 7||Yrs 9-10||Yr 12|
|Class Capacity:||25 pax||30 pax||40 pax|
Lenzi Technology [Currently Unavailable]
|High school students|
Lenzi Technology is a not for profit organisation promoting the application, awareness and use of technology and science for high school students. Lenzi Technology’s programs are designed around the use of technology which can turn cameras on smart phones into microscopes. A Lenzi workshop involves a lens making workshop and a tutorial on light microscopy.
If you would like to talk to a member of the Engage Outreach Team to arrange a Lenzi Technology visit, please use the contact us page!
|Workshop Duration:||45 mins||1 hr||2 hrs|
|Appropriate Level:||Yr x||Yrs xx||Yr x|
|Class Capacity:||5 pax||20 pax||30 pax|
Projector and screen or space to project the image
Tables for students can sit at to make the lenses. Your classroom environment is ideal!
AUSTRALIAN REGIONAL MEDICAL SOCIETY (ARMS)
ARMS Workshop coming soon!