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25 11, 2021

STAVCON 2021

By |2021-06-09T13:37:30+10:00November 25th, 2021|Comments Off on STAVCON 2021

November 26, 2021 All day

Theme is: Science “in situ”: Sharing Our Practice, Our Research, Our Insights

Keynote Speaker

STAV Patron, Associate Professor Misty Jenkins BSc (Hons), PhD, MAICD

Misty Jenkins is a NHMRC fellow and laboratory head in the Immunology Division at Walter and Eliza Hall Institute for Medical Research, where she researches cellular immunology and cancer immunotherapy.  Misty studied her PhD in Immunology at The University of Melbourne, followed by postdoctoral positions at The Universities of Cambridge and Oxford, and The Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne. Misty has a long-standing interest in how a specialized group of white blood cells, CD8+ T cells, kill cancer. Her current research program currently researches the use of T cell immunotherapy for brain cancer. A/Prof Jenkins was awarded the L’Oreal for Women in Science Fellowship (2013), was Tall Poppy of the year (2015), was awarded the Westpac/Australian Financial Review Top100 Women of Influence award (2016) in recognition for her significant contribution to science and gender equity. A/Prof Jenkins has been a strong advocate for diversity and inclusion in academia over the past decade and her efforts in this area have been recognized nationally and internationally. In addition to her research career, A/Prof Jenkins is experienced in governance and is a Board Director for Monash Health, Co-Chair of the Indigenous Health Medical Research Future Fund.

Keynote Speaker

Dr Shane Huntington OAM

Shane is the Chief Executive Officer of Little Big Steps; a kids cancer charity. Shane is also a speaker, trainer and facilitator. He has been providing consulting services in communication and strategy for over 20 years.

He is the host and producer of 3RRR’s science radio program Einstein A Go Go. Over the last 29 years he has interviewed thousands of scientists and explained hundreds of scientific concepts to the public. In 2020 he was awarded an Order of Australia in recognition of his science communication work.

Shane is a prolific writer with articles on Medium.com read more than 80,000 times.

He is the Founder and Director of the Innovation Group Pty Ltd, a scientific equipment supplier in Australia and New Zealand since 1999. Until April 2020 he was the Deputy Director – Strategy and Partnerships in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at the University of Melbourne.

Shane was the Founder of the Telescopes in Schools Program, a Victorian based initiative designed to bring the wonders of Astronomy and education to low SES schools in Melbourne’s Northern and Western suburbs and rural districts through the prevision of research grade telescopes and support.

Shane was an academic until 2008 with a PhD in Physics. His specialty was in Photonics and Imaging and he has published more than 70 refereed journal papers. During his 10 years as a researcher he acquired more than $6M in competitive grants.

7 10, 2021

STEM Regional and LabTech 2021

By |2021-06-09T13:38:22+10:00October 7th, 2021|Comments Off on STEM Regional and LabTech 2021

October 8, 2021 @ 9:30 am 3:30 pm

Theme for this conference is STEM Innovation: Food for Thought
Keynote Speakers: TBC

Charles Sturt University

218 Tone Rd
Wangaratta, VIc 3677 Australia
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Science Teachers’ Association of Victoria Inc.

0393853999

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25 08, 2021

STAV Science Leaders Conference

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August 26, 2021 All day

Theme for this conference is: New Horizons in STEM Education

Venue: Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne

Keynote Presenters

Darkness Visible Down Under

Prof Alan Duffy, Director of the Space Technology and Industry Institute, Swinburne

Decades of research have led astronomers to a staggering conclusion, that there exists a new, invisible type of mass that outweighs everything we can see five times over. I will explain how we know so much about the properties of a particle we have yet to discover, and how Australia is playing a leading role in uncovering the nature of this mysterious dark matter with SABRE, the world’s first dark matter detector at Victoria’s Stawell gold mine.

Felicity Furey

Felicity Furey is the inaugural STAV STEM Ambassador and a leader in STEM education. She is an award winning business leader, engineer and entrepreneur who helps students and educators get excited and inspired about STEM. Find out more at www.felicityfurey.com

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Teaching STEM  in uncertain times

Prof Jan van Driel, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, The University of Melbourne

The COVID-19 pandemic and climate change are among the global challenges that require an understanding of STEM concepts and principles. The misunderstanding and confusion about these challenges, partly caused by the proliferation of misinformation via the media, underscores the importance of STEM education. However, the performance and uptake of STEM in Australia is problematic. In this talk I will address opportunities and questions for STEM education: What should we be teaching (curriculum), to whom and how (pedagogies)? Which abilities need to be assessed and how?  What does this imply for the preparation and ongoing professional learning of teachers of STEM?

Jan van Driel is a Professor of Science Education and leader of the Mathematics, Science & Technology Education Group in the Melbourne Graduate School of Education at the University of Melbourne. After obtaining a Master’s degree in chemistry (1984), he worked as a teacher of chemistry in a secondary school. He did a PhD at Utrecht University, The Netherlands, which focused on the teaching and learning of chemical equilibrium. His research interests include science teacher knowledge, teacher education and professional learning, science and gender, and interdisciplinary science and STEM education.

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University of Melbourne

Parkville, VIC 3010 Australia + Google Map
19 04, 2021

2021 Semester 1 Trial Exams are now available for order

By |2021-05-14T15:19:59+10:00April 19th, 2021|News|0 Comments

STAV Publishing Trial Exam orders are being taken for Semester One 2021.
Hard Copy Trial exams are due for delivery to schools after 30th April 2021.
Electronic Delivery of 2021 Trial exams will be available after 30th April 2021.
Hard Copy Back Issues of previous years’ trial exams, including all 2020 papers, are now available at a reduced rate.
Electronic copies of past trial exams are also available.

They can be delivered by hardcopy (Print) or electronically (PDF) full details are available at:
www.sciencevictoria.com.au/stavpublishing/trialExams.html
18 02, 2021

VCE Physics Conference 2021

By |2021-03-04T08:50:33+11:00February 18th, 2021|Comments Off on VCE Physics Conference 2021

February 19, 2021 @ 8:00 am 5:00 pm

Date: Friday 19 February 2021
Venue: Online
Prices
$99.00 for STAV Individual Members
$199.00 for STAV School Members
$260.00 for Non Members
$49.00 for Preservice teachers (must provide a copy of your student i.d)

Keynote Address

Professor Todd Lane, The University of Melbourne

Todd Lane is a Professor in atmospheric science at The University of Melbourne and the Deputy Director of the Australian Research Council’s Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes. He is the former President of the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society. Todd Lane completed his PhD at Monash University, held research scientist positions at the U.S. National Center for Atmospheric Research, and then commenced an academic position at The University of Melbourne where he has been since 2005. His research spans a range of topics in climate science, including extreme rainfall, bushfire weather, thunderstorms, and atmospheric modelling.

“Telling the future: the latest advances in climate modelling”
Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing future generations, with the promise of increasing temperature and changes to our extreme weather. Predictions of future climate come from climate models, which are complex computational models based on the fundamental laws of physics. In this talk I will cover the basics of climate modelling and how climate models will improve in the future. I will also explain how some aspects of model predictions of future climate are uncertain, but how we use our physical understanding to supplement those uncertainties.

16 02, 2021

VCE Chemistry Conference 2021

By |2021-02-12T11:44:39+11:00February 16th, 2021|Comments Off on VCE Chemistry Conference 2021

February 17, 2021 @ 8:30 am 5:00 pm

Date: Wednesday 17 February 2021
Venue: Online
Prices
$99.00 for STAV Individual Members
$199.00 for STAV School Members
$260.00 for Non Members
$49.00 for Preservice teachers (must provide a copy of your student i.d)

Keynote Address

Professor Craig Hutton, The University of Melbourne

Craig Hutton obtained his BSc(Hons) and PhD degrees from the University of Adelaide before appointments at the University of California, Berkeley, the University of Melbourne and the University of Sydney. He returned to Melbourne in 2003 where he is now Professor.

“Wonderful world of Peptides and Proteins”
He will discuss the development of new methods for the synthesis and ligation of peptides, synthesis of biologically active cyclic peptide natural products, and the development of radiolabeled peptides for PET imaging of cancer.

14 02, 2021

VCE Biology Conference 2021

By |2021-02-09T11:17:01+11:00February 14th, 2021|Comments Off on VCE Biology Conference 2021

February 15, 2021 @ 8:30 am 5:00 pm

Date: Monday 15 February 2021
Venue: Online
Prices
$99.00 for STAV Individual Members
$199.00 for STAV School Members
$260.00 for Non Members
$49.00 for Preservice teachers (must provide a copy of your student i.d)

Keynote Address

Dr Simon Corrie, Monash University

Simon completed his undergraduate degree in chemical engineering and PhD in physical chemistry at the University of Queensland, before undertaking postdoctoral studies at the HPV Research Laboratory at the University of Washington, Seattle, USA. He completed an ARC DECRA Fellowship in Prof. Mark Kendall’s group at the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology at The University of Queensland. Simon is a chief investigator in the ARC Centre of Excellence in Convergent BioNano Science and Technology. His research interests lie in developing nanoparticles and related biomaterials for applications in biosensing, bioassays and medical devices. Simon joined the Chemical Engineering Department as a Senior Lecturer in February 2016. He worked in a joint team study which resulted in a world-first ability to detect positive COVID-19 cases using blood samples in about 20 minutes, and identify whether someone has contracted the virus.
“De-mystifying the Covid myths”

26 11, 2020

STAVCON 2020: A Vision for the Future

By |2021-06-21T13:22:29+10:00November 26th, 2020|Comments Off on STAVCON 2020: A Vision for the Future

November 27 @ 8:45 am 4:30 pm

Theme: A Vision for The Future
Date: Friday 27 November
Venue: Online
Prices
$99.00 for STAV Individual Members
$199.00 for STAV School Members
$260.00 for Non Members
$49.00 for Preservice teachers (must provide a copy of your student i.d)
All Conference materials will be available to all delegates until 29th January 2021

Morning Keynote: Lisa Harvey-Smith (WiSTEM Ambassador)
Address by STAV Patron: Associate Professor Misty Jenkins BSc (Hons), PhD, MAICD
Closing Keynote: Marylouise McLaws Deputy President Academic Board

Morning Keynote

Friday 27 November

Prof Lisa Harvey-Smith is a British-Australian astrophysicist. Australia’s first Women in STEM Ambassador and Professor of Practice in Science Communication, UNSW

Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith is the Australian Government’s Women in STEM Ambassador and a Professor of Practice in Science Communication at The University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. In her role as the Women in STEM Ambassador, Lisa is responsible for increasing the participation of women and girls in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) studies and careers in Australia. She works across academia, education and training and industry to increase visibility and drive cultural and social change for gender equity in STEM. Lisa is an award-winning astronomer with research interests in the birth and death of stars and supermassive black holes and serves on the Australian Space Agency’s Advisory Group. She previously worked on the mega-telescope project the Square Kilometre Array – a continent-spanning next-generation radio telescope that will survey billions of years of cosmic history. Lisa is a TEDx speaker, has appeared on stage with Apollo astronauts including Buzz Aldrin and is author of the popular science book When Galaxies Collide .

https://lisaharveysmith.com/

Address by STAV Patron

Friday 27 November

Associate Professor Misty Jenkins BSc (Hons), PhD, MAICD

Misty Jenkins is a NHMRC fellow and laboratory head in the Immunology Division at Walter and Eliza Hall Institute for Medical Research, where she researches cellular immunology and cancer immunotherapy.  Misty studied her PhD in Immunology at The University of Melbourne, followed by postdoctoral positions at The Universities of Cambridge and Oxford, and The Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne. Misty has a long-standing interest in how a specialized group of white blood cells, CD8+ T cells, kill cancer. Her current research program currently researches the use of T cell immunotherapy for brain cancer. A/Prof Jenkins was awarded the L’Oreal for Women in Science Fellowship (2013), was Tall Poppy of the year (2015), was awarded the Westpac/Australian Financial Review Top100 Women of Influence award (2016) in recognition for her significant contribution to science and gender equity. A/Prof Jenkins has been a strong advocate for diversity and inclusion in academia over the past decade and her efforts in this area have been recognized nationally and internationally. In addition to her research career, A/Prof Jenkins is experienced in governance and is a Board Director for Monash Health, Co-Chair of the Indigenous Health Medical Research Future Fund. @DrMistyJenkins

Closing Keynote Address

Friday 27 November

Professor Marylouise McLaws,

Professor Marylouise McLaws is a professor of Epidemiology, Hospital Infection and Infectious Diseases Control with the School of Public Health and Community Medicine, UNSW.  MaryLouise’s COVID-19 related activities include member of the World Health Organization (WHO) Health Emergencies Program Experts Advisory Panel for Infection Prevention and Control Preparedness, Readiness and Response to COVID-19 and member of the NSW Clinical Excellence Commission COVID Infection Prevention and Control taskforce.     

2 10, 2020

Chemistry videos from Dale Carroll

By |2021-06-03T12:29:54+10:00October 2nd, 2020|News|0 Comments

We are quite lucky to have wonderful people like Dale Carroll on STAV council. At our inaugural STEM/LabTech conference (closing day is October 9th, 2020) he presented a slice of the youtube videos he has been making to support remote learning.

We now offer them to you here, in one handy place. Click the link to the Science links Page, scroll down to get to the heading “Remote learning Chemistry Videos”- to download the word document with the complete list of videos so far, or watch the videos in our browser.

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