2023 Term 3: Science Department | Siena College
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2023 STEAM Careers Breakfast

In Term 3, we are excited to host the STEAM Careers Breakfast for students in Years 9 to 12. The theme for this year's event is Innovation: Powering Future Industries, and will provide students with the opportunity to engage in round table conversations with professionals in several science and engineering fields of study.

Our keynote speaker for the event is Human-centred Roboticist and Monash University Senior Lecturer, Dr Elahe Abdi. She is currently working towards a safer and more efficient human-robot collaboration within the medicine, construction and service industries. In collaboration with stakeholders, she leads a multidisciplinary team of more than ten talented researchers towards the development of new frameworks for inclusive and intuitive human-robot interaction. Each year, Dr Elahe teaches some of the core engineering skills to large classes of students and organises various events to introduce the exciting future career paths engineering can offer to primary and secondary school students.

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Dr Elahe Abdi
Senior Lecturer, Monash University (Mechanical, Aerospace and Mechatronics Engineering)
Director, Robotics in Medicine and Interaction (RoMI) Lab

Innovation: Powering Future Industries

This is a chance to examine the range of innovative pathways available to those pursuing STEAM careers. Innovation has links to many things around us in our day to day lives:

  • Responsible innovation: Engage with ethics, impacts and benefit-sharing through the lens of responsible innovation
  • Innovations in agriculture: Explore the science and technology that is enabling smarter agriculture in Australia
  • Innovations in space: Find out about amazing innovations in space, including rockets, rovers and spaceplanes
  • Innovations around us: Discover innovations that have enabled transport, water management and medical technologies throughout history and into the future

Are you curious about a career in a STEAM related field, but have never spoken with a scientist, engineer or someone who works with technology?

Come along and share a light breakfast with our STEAM professionals and find out how they got to where they are, what they do on a normal day and what they like most about their work. There is the opportunity to ask all the questions you might have in roundtable discussions.

With subject selection happening in Term 3, this is a chance to learn more about STEAM career options and what they are really like.

Click here to register now.

Nicholas Harvey

Head of Science
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