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Maker Hub at Jaycar Electronics

Find out about Jaycar Electronics brand new Maker Hub at Central Park Mall! This site is designed so that you can drop in and work on on your own projects and have access to fabrication services like 3D printing, plus join facilitated workshops on coding and more. We chat with Michael Sutherland who is the Retail Innovation Manager for Jaycar Electronics. He is undoubtedly having a blast in the Maker Hub as he applies his science background to help inspire the makers of...


Mathematics with Prof. Asha Rao

You can't help but be enthusiastic about mathematics when you hear from Asha Rao! Hailing from RMIT as a Professor and Associate Dean of Mathematical Sciences, Asha is a recent winner of the 2019-2020 Superstars of STEM program and she brings a real passion and authenticity to mathematics with her undergraduate students. Her enthusiasm is infectious! Hosted by Ben Newsome from Fizzics Education About Professor Asha Rao Asha Rao is a mathematician and a 2019-2020 Superstars of STEM...


OneWorld Robotics Competition

Find out about the One World Robotics competition being held in Australia and Asian countries for 2019. It's all about students applying digital literacy skills to a real-world problem! Hosted by Ben Newsome from Fizzics Education About the OneWorld Robotics Competition Mastering STEAM-related skills is essential for students to become innovative job creators in our fast-changing society. The ability to harness STEAM skillsets will define 21st-century leaders. The OneWorld Robotics...


Engineers without Borders

Meet Erin Hughes, a highly passionate Senior Surface Water Engineer who also is involved in delivering engineering outreach to remote schools in the Torres Straits in collaboration with Engineers Without Borders. As a 2019 Superstar of STEM, Erin clearly shows a huge interest in inspiring the next generation of engineers! Hosted by Ben Newsome from Fizzics Education More about Erin Hughes With water being fundamental to life, no wonder it is being heralded as the next global crisis....


Innovation Games in Sydney Olympic Park

Find out more about the Innovation Games, a free science event held in the heart of Sydney Olympic Park as part of National Science Week and the Sydney Science Festival. Hosted by Ben Newsome from Fizzics Education About the Innovation Games Part of Sydney Science Festival in National Science Week, The Innovation Games is a free event held in Sydney Olympic Park that is full of ways to taste, touch and see science and technology in action! A variety of exhibits, shows, hands-on workshops...


The Power of Play with Liz Rossiter

Creating opportunities for children for play opens up a world of STEM learning opportunities for students young and old. We chat with Liz Rossiter from Mud Kitchen who through her Unplug & Play Pop Up STEM playgrounds is helping kids across the country explore science & engineering through hands-on activities traditionally found in children's museums. From programs in schools and preschools through to libraries, shopping centres and festivals, you can tell Liz has been having a...


Agricultural Science with Jenny Hughes of RASNSW

We discover just what the students can learn at the Primary Preview Day at the Sydney Royal Easter Show! Education coordinator Jenny Hughes from the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW takes us through a variety of exhibits and discusses the work RASNSW is doing to link agricultural science to learning in metropolitan areas. Hosted by Ben Newsome from Fizzics Education About Jenny Hughes Jenny has a passion for agricultural science, having grown up on on a farm near Mendooran in the Central...


Inspiring indigenous youth with Corey Tutt

Be inspired as we chat with Corey Tutt who has made it his mission to spread his love of science to remote and regional indigenous communities through sending science books to schools & linking these students to scientists via Skype. This project is completely self-funded and he works hand in hand with local elders in each community. Not only is Corey increasing scientific literacy, he is also helping kids see true pathways to higher education! Hosted by Ben Newsome from Fizzics...


Learning design with Zeina Chalich

Creating learning opportunities that truly help students is a passion for Zeina Chalich. A multi-award-winning educator, keynote speaker and co-founder of the #aussieEd Twitter chat, Zeina has a lot to share when it comes to STEAM education! Hosted by Ben Newsome from Fizzics Education About Zeina Chalich Zeina is a learning experience designer and international speaker. In her role as Leader of Learning Technologies and Innovation, Zeina leads ‘disruptive’ change in digital pedagogy and...


Collaboration & student app design with Arludo

Meet Michael Kasumovic, a highly motivated evolutionary biologist from UNSW who started creating apps for his students so they could understand biology concepts. From this Arludo was born, a team of dedicated people that empower students to understand scientific thinking through gaming. We explore just what is truly important for people to consider when creating apps and as you'll find, it's not just about the coding. Hosted by Ben Newsome from Fizzics Education About Michel...


Gamification in the classroom with Claire Seldon

Gamification and education is such a hot topic and Claire Seldon certainly knows a bunch about it! Claire works as a learning designer for the NSW Department of Education and as such has seen the positive impact gamification has had on everyday classroom experiences. Listen to find out her thoughts, tips & ideas on what makes a well-designed gaming lesson! Hosted by Ben Newsome from Fizzics Education About Claire Seldon Claire Seldon is a Science, History and Technology teacher who works...


Design thinking with Joanne Gadaleta

Design thinking & scientific literacy come hand in hand when it comes to making STEM shine in the classroom. Joanne Gadaleta has a huge amount of experience when it comes to helping students understand how to think clearly when it comes to problem-solving & ideation and as such has seen primary students across Sydney grow as a result! Hosted by Ben Newsome from Fizzics Education About Joanne Gadaleta During her career, Joanne has worked for IBM, set up her own training consultancy,...


Dr Karl Kruszelnicki on continuous learning

Incredibly well known across Australia, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki has been instrumental in helping science be accessible to people. From his many, many popular science books to his nearly 3 decades in public radio and now podcasting, Dr Karl continues to inspire people young and old about the world around us. In this chat, we learn a bit about his thoughts on the importance of continuous learning! Hosted by Ben Newsome from Fizzics Education About Dr Karl Difficult to summarise in a short...


EarthEcho with Jaclyn Gerakios

Get inspired as we chat with Jaclyn Gerakios, Expeditions Manager for EarthEcho International which a global leader in marine science education for schools and beyond. We chat about the recent expedition held in Victoria as well as how EarthEcho works with students across the globe to help create a sustainable future. Hosted by Ben Newsome from Fizzics Education About Jacyln Gerakios Jaclyn Gerakios is an avid ocean advocate and ocean lover. She has a Bachelor’s degree from Ohio...


Global Education with Sean Forde

Meet Sean Forde, a passionate educator who has been heavily involved in global collaboration lessons with students. From Flipgrid through to interactive video conferencing, Sean has always been about giving the best avenues for his students to learn! Hosted by Ben Newsome from Fizzics Education About Sean Forde Sean Forde is an international educator, who is currently the Elementary EdTech Coach at Chadwick International in Songdo, South Korea. Prior to his time in Korea, he was also the...


STEAM Up the Classroom

Join Tori Cameron, host of the STEAM Up the Classroom Podcast, as she describes her journey in creating a STEAM lab at her school in Massachusetts, USA. We discuss the importance of low and high tech when it comes to maker spaces, how to source materials, ideas for engaging the wider community and much more! Hosted by Ben Newsome from Fizzics Education About Tori Cameron Tori Cameron is a STEAM Lab specialist teacher in Massachusetts, USA. Prior to teaching as a specialist, Tori taught...


STEM Read with Gillian King-Cargile

STEM can be found in fiction! Everyone loves a good story and our guest Gillian King-Cargile from STEM Read in Northern Illinois University uses narratives in novels, picture books, comics and more to highlight scientific concepts to readers of all ages and in doing so makes science literacy all the more relevant. From live interviews with celebrated authors through to hands-on experiments based on the books themselves, STEM Read is all about making the science in the books shine! Hosted by...


Educational Technology with Craig Kemp

Creating vibrant classrooms with meaningful technology applications is so important! Craig Kemp has tremendous energy when it comes to supporting teachers integrating educational technology across the world. Craig is a highly sought education speaker and his blog was recently named one of the world's top 12 education blogs by the Huffington Post. For Craig it's not just about the technology, it's the "why" that really matters! Hosted by Ben Newsome from Fizzics Education About Craig...


Expedition Learning with Expedition Class

Ever wanted to go on an adventure? Well, Andrew Hughes from the Bookend Trust does this for a living and through Expedition Class he inspires student young and old to learn more about our environment & our heritage. From hiking the wilds of Tasmania to sea kayaking around Papua New Guinea, Andrew takes adventure learning for students to another level! Hosted by Ben Newsome from Fizzics Education About Andrew Hughes The adventure educator behind Expedition Class, Andrew Hughes, is busy...


FizzicsEd now in California!

Fizzics Education is now on the ground in San Diego! Hear from co-founder Jeanette McConnell of Fizzics Education USA about her work in science outreach and her thoughts on what makes hands-on experiments memorable. About Jeanette McConnell A self-professed science nerd, Jeanette has an extensive science background and earned her Ph.D. in Chemistry. However, her real passion is sharing her excitement for STEM with others through fun and engaging STEM experiences. Learning science should...