Industry to Classroom

Industry To Classroom is a volunteer based community organisation of engineering industry professionals who are out to inspire Year 9 & 10 students into taking on the challenges offered to them by Maths & Science.  They do this by creating a presentation structure for the student to relate the science concepts that they will already familiar to real word engineering solutions.

In 2012, Industry To Classroom delivered presentations to almost 1,500 Victorian school students and this year their target is 3,000.  In this presentation, Srijuth provides an overview of  what Industry To Classroom is, how it came about, how it is delivered and how you and your staff can participate in inspiring the youth about where the sciences and maths can lead them.

To get involved: http://www.industrytoclassroom.org/

Presenter(s)

Srijuth Wimalajeewa

Srijuth Wimalajeewa is the Founder of Industry to Classroom, and Senior Solution Architect, Alcatel Lucent.

Srijuth has been working in the Telecommunication Industry for over 20 years starting in hardware design then moving into embedded and systems software design. More recently Srijuth has been involved in Solution Architecture of Service and Network Operational Support Systems (OSS) as well as Small Cell based Network Solutions

When: 

Tue, 26 Mar 2013 - 12:30pm to 02:00pm AEDT
Registration has closed for this event

Event partners: 

Australian Computer Society
Australian Computer Society
Alcatel-Lucent
Alcatel-Lucent
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Expand Their Horizon ? Allow students to see what?s beyond their current field of vision.
Expand Their Horizon ? Allow students to see what?s beyond their current field of vision.
What it takes to build a movement. It requires other calling on others to reach the tipping point.
What it takes to build a movement. It requires other calling on others to reach the tipping point.
The context - Y10 student disillusioned by science. How can you be a stand for this student?
The context - Y10 student disillusioned by science. How can you be a stand for this student?
The evidence - Declining enrolments in the classic sciences and the more challenging maths. Easier maths and social sciences are on the way up. Uni's now lowering the bar lowering the bar for entry into engineering.
The evidence - Declining enrolments in the classic sciences and the more challenging maths. Easier maths and social sciences are on the way up. Uni's now lowering the bar lowering the bar for entry into engineering.
The catalyst - Mar 2011 - Tsunami hits Japan, it's all over the news but no discussion in the science classroom about what a nuclear meltdown means. A lost opportunity to bring relevance into the classroom.
The catalyst - Mar 2011 - Tsunami hits Japan, it's all over the news but no discussion in the science classroom about what a nuclear meltdown means. A lost opportunity to bring relevance into the classroom.
Community project - Opportunity came about to create a community project - Something to address the lack of engagement of students ware at the forefront.
Community project - Opportunity came about to create a community project - Something to address the lack of engagement of students ware at the forefront.
Industry To Classroom was the outcome. In 2012 it was delivered to ~1,500 Victorian school students
Industry To Classroom was the outcome. In 2012 it was delivered to ~1,500 Victorian school students
About the presenter - Opportunity to provide some personal insights on what made you who you are today.
About the presenter - Opportunity to provide some personal insights on what made you who you are today.
About the solution - Dismantle a complex engineering solution into to some concepts that they are familiar with and allow the students to see it through the eyes of science.
About the solution - Dismantle a complex engineering solution into to some concepts that they are familiar with and allow the students to see it through the eyes of science.
What the future may look like. We are in a much better position to project a view of the future than their teachers.
What the future may look like. We are in a much better position to project a view of the future than their teachers.
The Barriers and the Breakthroughs. No breakthrough yet on teacher resistance
The Barriers and the Breakthroughs. No breakthrough yet on teacher resistance
Why get involved? It's an opportunity for you ?.. and there are many.
Why get involved? It's an opportunity for you ?.. and there are many.
Nutters wanted - There are many ways to participate in Industry To Classroom? and it may not even be listed
Nutters wanted - There are many ways to participate in Industry To Classroom? and it may not even be listed
Do you have a topic which can inspire?
Do you have a topic which can inspire?
Questions?
Questions?
Get involved! - http://www.industrytoclassroom.org/
Get involved - http://www.industrytoclassroom.org/

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