Programs for high school students
Many of our student groups are enthusiastic about providing opportunities for high school and primary school students to explore the world of engineering and its endless possibilities. Some of the activities are listed below.
CREATE offers two primary workshops for high school and university students to participate in. Both of these workshops are located on our Kensington campus and cost nothing to join! The CREATE team suggests that participants purchase the Arduino kit to get more involved, which are available at the workshops for $45. The two workshops available are:
- An Arduino basics course run over 5 weeks
- CAD workshops covering the basics of digital design over a two-part series
FIRST is a US organisation intended to inspire young people in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, by engaging them in exciting robotics programs with the aid of university and industry mentors.
For the past three years we have competed in both the FRC Duel Down Under and FTC, building robots big and small to complete various challenges. For the first time this year, Australia hosted an FRC regional and we were one of the participating teams. Our team of 15 students is exposed to industry fields such as Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Software Design and Business Management.
For more information on the various competitions and to register your interest, please visit the FIRST UNSW website.
MentorMe is a not-for-profit, non-incorporated organisation aimed at developing the next generation of leaders through the process of mentoring.
MentorMe aims to develop workplace ready graduates and future leaders nationwide via a process of mentoring and leadership development. We seek to provide a means of support for school students and university students embarking on their career path.
Students and mentors apply to the MentorMe Australia™ program through an online process that requires a series of statements to clarify their skills, interests and goals. There is no minimum academic requirement essential for entry into the program.
Post selection, school level mentees are matched with a university or workplace mentor.
It is intended that mentors and mentees connect on a regular basis, via skype, email and/or phone for a series of structured conversations. The mentoring relationship agreement is for a 6 month commitment period with contact expected approximately once a month (or more frequently as required).