STEM tutorial videos
Whether you need a little extra help with those tricky chemical topics, or you need some tips to tackle some tough mathematical concepts, these Curtin STEM videos will help you with your studies.
Curtin’s STEM stars in the spotlight
Women in Technology WA (WITWA) filmed some of Curtin’s amazing women in STEM for their new program – Techtrails Online. This initiative is a series of online modules for secondary students designed to give them an opportunity to explore where STEM skills could take them. Be inspired by their stories.
Watch Curtin’s Associate Professor Janet Beilby talk about her eclectic career as a speech pathologist working in the clinical management of stuttering disorders, which she believes gives her validity in her other roles of educator and researcher.
Watch Curtin’s Associate Professor Sarita Bennett talk about how she has always wanted to work in agriculture and how she loves both parts of her job – being in the field talking to farmers, and teaching and mentoring the next generation of agricultural scientists.
Watch Curtin’s Dr Dimple Quyn talk about how her love of mathematics led to a diverse career in chemical engineering. Her research background varies from carbon capture to biomass gasification to pharmaceutical micronization techniques for drug delivery.
Astronomical! You can star in science at home!
Epoch of Bubbles
This activity is an analogy of how reionisation occurs during the early Universe, and how we expect to observe it. It is not a perfect analogy, but is intended merely to give an idea of the concepts involved in an interactive and fun way. This activity is best suited to kindergarten and primary school aged children (ages 4 – 12). Click here to see the start of a new universe.
Escape the CMB
ASTROFEST saw the premiere of the “Escape the Cosmic Microwave Background Maze”; an activity for communicating the complex astrophysical concept of random chance in an engaging manner. This activity is best suited to children in upper primary or middle school. Resources and info here.
Citizen Science from the comfort of your own home
All you need is some technology (mobile phone or internet), available time and interest – expertise and previous experience not necessary. As well as contributing to real and valuable scientific research, Citizen Science will offer you opportunities to gain new skills and engage with an online community. The Australian Citizen Science Association has a comprehensive list of both online and backyard citizen science projects. There are plenty of options for you to find your new passion and purpose.
WARNING: Citizen Science can be highly addictive
The (maths) rhythm is gonna get you
Dance Dance Transversal connects the video game Dance Dance Revolution with the maths concept of a transversal and the angles formed by it. Click the button below for a link to the website with a guide to the activity can be found and PowerPoint slide shows in the same style as Dance Dance Revolution set to music.
Have fun exploring geometry with the music of Beyoncé and Mark Ronson…