2018 High School Innovation Challenge

Wednesday 28th November 2018 at 8:00 AM  to Friday 30th November 2018 until 5:00 PM

Location: University of Melbourne , VIC (View map)

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The Innovation Challenge is aimed at students across Victoria, in particular students in regional areas and low-socioeconomic status schools, and schools that are underrepresented at a tertiary level. It will bring together students for three days of learning, teamwork and action, with the goal of encouraging students to develop a broader perspective on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) career paths. 

During the program, students get to work in teams to tackle the 2018 Innovation Challenge to explore social, economic and environmental implications behind technological innovations and large-scale projects in the world. The challenge is coupled with hands-on activities to highlight the importance of teamwork, communication and community consultation in problem solving.

In addition, the program provides an opportunity for high school students to interact with current university students; to gain an understanding of day-to-day university life, subjects, course pathways. Presentations from university students, industry professionals and university staff will introduce various university pathways, facilities and support structures including scholarships, clubs and societies, and residential colleges.

 

Program Details

Schools are invited to nominate a maximum of five students in Years 9-10 to participate in the program.

Registration fees for the 2018 Innovation Challenge (28th – 30th November):

Cost per Metropolitan students at $100 includes:

- Morning tea, lunch, program activities and materials

Cost per Regional students at $250 includes:

- Two nights’ accommodation at St Hilda’s College
- Breakfast x 2, Dinner x 1 at St Hilda’s College
- Morning tea, lunch, program activities and materials

Teacher Information

Regional students who are staying overnight must be accompanied by a teacher for the duration of the program. Teachers from metropolitan schools are welcome to accompany their students for all or part of the Innovation Challenge but this is not a requirement.

Cost per Regional teacher at $100 includes:

- Two nights’ accommodation at St Hilda’s College
- Breakfast x 2, Dinner x 1 at St Hilda’s College
- Morning tea and lunch

Please select Regional Schools and insert code: innovationteacher18 when making payments