Full STEaM Ahead - Girls Designing an Inclusive Society
FOR MORE INFORMATION & TO REGISTER, CONTACT GEORGENE BRIDGEMAN:
GEORGENE.B@AKORN.COM.AU / 0412 339 553
PART OF DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY WEEK 2017
In a recent World Report on Disability, it is estimated that 1 in 5 people globally has a disability, which in Australia is calculated to be 4.27 million people. The majority of these people experience social exclusion, discrimination and lack of access to fully participate in society due to the barriers such as built environment and negative attitudes. Responding to this challenge, students will collaborate to generate ideas and develop assistive/enabling technologies that will overcome said barriers. During the program students will be supported by Enable Development’s facilitator team and the Akorn Educational Services team to establish the appropriate analytical framework and user centered design to come up with sustainable and viable solutions.
Thursday 16-20 October 2017
Engineers Australia, 600 Bourke Street, Melbourne
Free, but registration is essential
Refreshments will be provided.