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Epson: The bright side

When designing its new science building, functionality combined with total cost of ownership led Henley High School to the Epson EB-2250U projector, with 26 units now installed across the school.

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The science of laughing in class

Students at the Australian Science and Mathematics School in Adelaide have become stand-up comedians, laughter yogis, disco dancers, artists and master chefs, as part of a new learning program to explore the science of emotion while supporting student wellbeing.

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Low confidence in STEM skills

According to a new report, over half of Australia’s Generation Z don’t think they are capable of a career in Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths (STEM), with young females showing less confidence when compared to their male peers.

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STEAM grants for schools

Aiming to inspire more students to explore the universe – from the depths of the ocean to the far reaches of space – a new STEAM grants competition will use a smart algorithm to provide funds to teachers to put towards more STEAM resources for their classrooms. Read more

Measuring heat

FLIR’s thermal imaging cameras are a great way to teach students about the fundamentals of physics, by measuring heat, which is everywhere in our daily lives. The business offers insight into how its technology is being used out in the real world.

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Scholarship program for young eco-warriors

A two-week student scholarship program will highlight various environmental issues, as students embark on a scientific expedition through two UNESCO world heritage sites.

Sponsored by the Alcoa Foundation, the all-expenses paid NatureBridge scholarship program is open to students aged between 16-18 years.

It will see 63 students from across the globe embark on a backpacking adventure through the Yosemite National Park in California and Olympic National Park in Washington during July and August 2019.

During the program, students will take part in hands-on science projects and become part of a think-tank on environmental issues such as biodiversity and climate change.

Daniel Iversen from Perth, who took part in last year’s program, said he learned a great deal about how simple changes can have a significant impact on the environment.

“The trip taught me just how much humans are influencing the natural environment and that it’s time to really start making changes in our lives to preserve these natural wonders,” he said.

“Things like reducing plastic waste, putting the effort in to recycle and to not worry about a little dirt on your food if you drop it.”

Alcoa of Australia Managing Director Michael Parker added that the NatureBridge program aimed to inspire and empower high school students to become long-term environmental stewards with strong connections to the natural world.

“We are building the next generation of sustainability ambassadors and we strongly believe that being immersed in nature while studying science will have long-term impact on these young people,” Mr Parker said.

A total of 288 scholarships have been awarded by the Alcoa Foundation since the inaugural NatureBridge expedition in 2014.

Applications for the 2019 NatureBridge scholarship program are open now until 4 March 2019. For more information and to apply please click here.